Turn learning into a GAME and kids are all in! I love making learning FUN and Hands-On, which is why I created these Phonics 5 in a Row Games! These games offer a great way to practice some basic phonics skills to help build fluency and confidence! The games are easy to prep and easy to play! You can use them in any reading program and offer students a FUN way to work on decoding! The variety of games makes this resource great for differentiation and/or expanding on different phonics skills!
These games are perfect for centers, partners, take home games, warm up games and more!
How to Play Phonics 5 in a Row Games
Each game board has only 5 words, which makes it less overwhelming and allows students to build confidence and work on decoding skills with an isolated set of words. Partners take turns flipping a card, reading the word, and covering the picture that matches the word. It’s EASY, it’s FAST, and it makes phonics practice FUN!
What Phonics Skills are Included?
This bundle includes the following basic phonics skills:
- CVC Words (20 Games)
- CVCe Words (20 Games)
- Blend Words (20 Games)
- Digraph Words (20 Games)
- R-Controlled Vowel Words (20 Games)
- Vowel Teams (20 Games)
- Compound Words (20 Games)
How to Prep the Phonics Games
There are a couple of ways that you can prep the games:
- Print the games, laminate, cut and store in a file folder or envelope.
- Print the games 4 per page to make mini games! Store the games in 4 x 6 photo boxes shown below!
How to Print 4 Per Page:
Printing these out 4 to a page is very simple. Just follow these steps:
1: Select the game you want to print with the page numbers. For example, this is the CVC set and I selected pages 3-6.
2: Select “Multiple” (4 pages per sheet)
3: Page orientation: Horizontal
Each phonics skill has labels that you can attach to the inside of the photo boxes. These games were printed 4 to a page and the mini cards were hole punched and placed on a ring. Since each skill is color coded, you could add more games in each photo box.
Add two colored (or type) of mini erasers and you are set to go! Students catch on quickly and LOVE playing with partners!
Traci (from the Moffatt Girls Engage Group) has hers set up with cute fox and owl mini erasers!
Full Size Game Boards
It might be more beneficial for younger students to have a full size or half size game board. Just print the file as is or print 2 per page. Let’s see some games in action!
What do Teachers Think of Phonics 5 in a Row Games?
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to hearing from you!
If you are looking for more phonics activities, check out my post on Phonics Made Fun: click here.