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Wimborne St Giles

Church of England First School and Nursery

"We flourish not for our own sake, but so we can look outwards and give."


'Together We Grow: Together We Give' - Ezekiel 47 : 12


Today, we are going to play some games to help you practice your phonics. 


Cupcake phonics


You will need a  cupcake tray, some cupcake cases and a bouncy ball (please made any substitutions as necessary - a dice would work just as well as a ball)


First, write words containing sounds that you have been practicing on the the bottom of the cupcake cases. 

Next, place the cupcake cases in the tray. 

After that, gently bounce the ball on the tray, it will, hopefully, land in one of the cupcake cases.

Finally, read the word written in the case. 

Phonics Splat


Write some phonics graphemes on to small pieces of paper.


Spread them out on the floor or table.


Grab a kitchen utensil and splat each sound as you read it aloud.


How quickly can you splat all your sounds?


EXTENSION: write down words containing these sounds, how quickly can you read and splat all the words?



Phonics Snap


First, Write the sounds that you have been practicing on to small pieces of paper or card.

Next, write words containing the sounds that you have been practicing on to small pieces of paper or card.

After that, shuffle the sound and word cards together and share them between yourself and another player. 

Finally, play a game of snap with them - if you put down the sound followed by the word with that sound - SNAP! you win!


Play-doh phonics


First, write the sounds you have been practicing onto pieces of card or paper.

Next, turn them face down on the table.

After that, turn a card over.

Finally, make a word containing that sound out of play-doh.