Jolly Phonics 39 Flashcards Game

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Jolly Phonics Flashcards for whole class use.

You can buy the Jolly Phonics Powerpoint with songs and lyrics on this link: Jolly Phonics Powerpoint with audio
Jolly Phonics Powerpoint with Audio Part 2


Print and laminate the pictures on different coloured photocopying paper. This gives them several opportunities to sound out and identify the same words. This can also be done as a table activity during structured play.

This product complements well with the following resources:
Jolly Phonics Mini Flashcard Game

Jolly Phonics Learning Letter Formation:
Jolly Phonics Learning Letter Formation Animated PPT w/ Sound Effects

Jolly Phonics Tracing / Writing Letters:
Jolly Phonics Color and Trace (Writing Practice Sheets)

Jolly Phonics Animated Powerpoint Games:
Jolly Phonics Animated PPT Game with sound effects - Group 1,2 & 3
Jolly Phonics Animated PPT Game with sound effects- Group 4,5,6 & 7 (52 slides)

Jolly Phonics Blending Powerpoint:
Jolly Phonics Group 1,2,3,4,5,6 & 7 Blending Powerpoint with AUDIO - 57 pages

Jolly Phonics Beginning Sound Cards:
Jolly Phonics Beginning Sound Cards/ Mini Book 22 Pages/ Bookmark

Jolly Phonics Matching worksheets:
Jolly Phonics- Matching Letters, words and pictures (2 sets- B&W and Coloured)

Jolly Phonics Mini Flashcards (Theme: Seasons)
Jolly Phonics Mini flashcards (4 sets Theme: Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter)

Jolly Jingles Resources:
Jolly Jingles Powerpoint with Audio (Complete Set)
Jolly Jingles Mini Flashcards or Wall Chart (Complete Set)
Jolly Jingles Wall Chart or to use as Flashcards (Complete Set)


Flashcards are a great way to help young learners visualize new vocabulary. These versatile tools can be used both in the classroom and at home to help children practice language. We believe in making learning fun and engaging, so rather than drilling kids by flipping through the cards, try playing games and doing different activities to keep their interest high.

Here are a few simple and fun activities you can do with the flashcards. All of these activities are easily adapted to be used with various ages and group sizes.

Touch

Spread cards on the floor or table face up. Name one of the cards and the child places his hand on top of that card. If playing with just one child, slowly move your hand towards the card and the child must try to touch the card before you do! If playing with more than one child, the children can race to touch the card. Whoever touches the card first gets to keep it. To remove competition from the game, have one set of cards for each child.
What’s Missing?

Spread a group of 5-10 cards face up on the floor or table. Review the cards together with the child. Tell her, “Close your eyes,” and take away one of the cards. Next, say, “Open your eyes,” and ask, “What’s missing?” The child tries to guess which card is missing.
Fishing

Make a fishing rod by attaching a magnet to a piece of string and then tying the other end of the string around a chopstick, unsharpened pencil, or ruler. Attach a paper clip to each mini card and then spread the cards out on the floor. Make a “pond” around them with a hula hoop or long piece of rope. Now it’s time to fish! Say, “Can you catch a ghost?” The child can try to catch the ghost by connecting the magnet to the paper clip. Each time you catch a card, name it. At the end, count all of the cards you have caught.
Concentration

Print out two sets of cards and play a simple memory game. Choose 10 pairs of cards (you can use more or fewer to make the game more difficult or easier). Spread them face down on the floor or table. Turn over any two cards and name them. If they match, you can keep them and take another turn. If they don’t match, turn them back over and it is the next player’s turn. Continue until all the cards are gone. You can also play word matching to practice reading. Make a set of mini cards of just the words, and match them to the pictures.
Charades

Place the mini cards in a pile face down on the table or floor. One person takes the top card, and without showing it, tries to elicit the word from the other player without speaking. For example, if the card is “rabbit,” pretend to be a rabbit by hopping around the room. Or, if the word is “lion,” pretend to be a lion by making a mane with your hands. If the other player can guess the word, it is his turn to take a card.
Hide and Seek

Hide several of the cards around the room while the other players close their eyes. After all of the cards are hidden, ask, “Where is the snowman/candy cane/present, etc.?” Advanced students can practice prepositions of place, “Is it under the book? Is it on the table? Is it in the drawer? etc.” Or just search and find the cards together. Switch places and try again!

Activities for using flash cards
I have divided the activities into the following categories: Memory, drilling, identification and TPR activities.

In this article there is an example for each type of activity. If you follow this link - Flash card activities - you will find more examples for each type of activity.

Memory Activities

Memory Tester
Place a selection of flash cards on the floor in a circle.
Students have one minute to memorise the cards.
In groups, they have two minutes to write as many of the names as they can remember.
Drilling Activities

Invisible Flash cards
Stick 9 flash cards on the board and draw a grid around them.
Use a pen or a pointer to drill the 9 words. Always point to the flash card you are drilling.
Gradually remove the flash cards but continue to drill and point to the grid where the flash card was.
When the first card is removed and you point to the blank space, nod your head to encourage children to say the word of the removed flash card.
Students should remember and continue as if the flash cards were still there. They seem to be amazed that they can remember the pictures.
Depending on the age group I then put the flash cards back in the right place on the grid, asking the children where they go, or I ask students to come up and write the word in the correct place on the grid.


This activity highlights the impact of visual aids. It really proves that the images 'stick' in students' minds.

Identification Activities

Reveal the word
Cover the flash card or word card with a piece of card and slowly reveal it.
Students guess which one it is.
Once the card is shown, chorally drill the word with the group using different intonation and silly voices to keep it fun. Vary the volume too, whisper and shout the words. Children will automatically copy your voice.
Alternatively, flip the card over very quickly so the children just get a quick glimpse.
Repeat until they have guessed the word.


TPR activities

Point or race to the flash cards
Stick flash cards around the class.
Say one of them and students point or race to it.
Students can then give the instructions to classmates.
You can extend this by saying "hop to the cat" or even "if you have blonde hair, swim to the fish" etc.
You can also incorporate flash cards into a game of Simon Says. "Simon says, jump to the T-shirt" etc.
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Jolly Phonics 39 Flashcards Game
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Jolly Phonics 39 Flashcards Game
Jolly Phonics 39 Flashcards Game
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