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Play-Based Phonics Activities for Kindergarten

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Play-based learning activities are engaging, meaningful, and fun! Students are actively involved in their learning with these 10 play-based phonics activities.

Included are detailed instructions, materials lists, and set up procedures for some of the most popular play-based activities I've shared on Instagram during this unique school year as well as some new activities.

Here are the activities and the content areas they address:

  1. Invisible Letters (Letter ID)
  2. The Never-Ending Rhyme (Rhyming recognition)
  3. Syllable Hopscotch (Syllable ID)
  4. Hide and Seek Word Parts (Onset and rime)
  5. Pushing Sounds (Segmenting and blending)
  6. Presto Change-o Words (Substituting sounds)
  7. Sound Scavenger Hunt (Letter sound ID)
  8. Vowel in a Cup (Vowel sound ID)
  9. Charades (Sight word recognition)
  10. Password (Sight word recognition)

You can follow the directions as written or have fun ad-libbing with your students. Some of these activities are perfect during initial instruction or as a review activity. You can also use them for formative or summative assessments with the open-ended checklist (included).

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read common high-frequency words by sight (e.g., the, of, to, you, she, my, is, are, do, does).
Associate the long and short sounds with common spellings (graphemes) for the five major vowels.
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.
Add or substitute individual sounds (phonemes) in simple, one-syllable words to make new words.
Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in three-phoneme (consonant-vowel-consonant, or CVC) words. (This does not include CVCs ending with /l/, /r/, or /x/.)


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