Play-Based Learning: Phonics Activities for Letters and Sounds

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I have been using these activities as I tutor over the summer. They have been fun and engaging as we work to grow their skills. Thank you!
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  1. Bring more play into phonics instruction with these simple, easy-to-prep activities. Includes lesson plans that can be used multiple times in both whole and small group.Once you've used these activities with your groups, they can easily become center activities for even more play-based practice.This
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Play-based learning activities are engaging, meaningful, and fun! Practice foundational skills standards focusing on letters and sounds with these simple activities.

This resource includes detailed instructions, materials lists, and set up procedures for 7 play-based learning activities. Use these first during your whole or small group instruction, then make these activities into fun centers for your students.

Here are the activities included:

  1. Invisible Letters
  2. Letter Hunt
  3. Letter Toss
  4. Sound Scavenger Hunt
  5. Vowel in a Cup
  6. Salt Writing
  7. Musical Letters/Musical Sounds

Here are the standards addressed:

  • Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters
  • Produce the primary sound for each consonant
  • Know long and short sounds for vowels
  • Print many upper- and lowercase letters
  • Write a letter for most consonant and short vowel sounds

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters of the alphabet.
Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary sound or many of the most frequent sounds for each consonant.
Associate the long and short sounds with common spellings (graphemes) for the five major vowels.
Print many upper- and lowercase letters.
Write a letter or letters for most consonant and short-vowel sounds (phonemes).


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