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Fun Phonics Activities to do at Home!

Your little learners might be missing out on the fun phonics activities that they usually do in their classrooms, so we thought we'd list some of our top suggestions for activities that you can easily create at home.

Toilet Roll Projectors


What you'll need:

  • Toilet rolls

  • Cling film

  • Scissors

  • Glue

  • Card or foam

  • Elastic bands or string

  • Torch


Instructions:

  1. Cut out letters from the card or foam.

  2. Glue one letter to a piece of cling film.

  3. Pull the cling film tight across one end of the toilet roll and secure using elastic band or string (don't glue it down if you want to change the letters!). Make sure the letter is the right way around when you look through the toilet roll.

  4. Shine a torch light through your toilet roll projector and see the letter shape appear on the wall!



Use one projector at a time to practice letter recognition with your child, or use multiple projectors to build words on your wall. Just have some fun with them!


Push & Pull Word Sliders


What you'll need:


Instructions:

  1. Print the slider template onto card.

  2. Cut out the pieces.

  3. Thread the strips through the slots.

  4. Push and pull the slider up and down to create different words!

Have fun making words and discussing whether they are real or nonsense!

Match the Letters!


What you'll need:

  • A selection of empty jars, bottles or cartons

  • Letter template

  • Printer

  • Paper or card

  • Scissors

  • Glue/tape/sticky tack

Instructions:

  1. Print out the letter template.

  2. Cut up the individual letters.

  3. Stick a selection of the lowercase letters on the jars, bottles or cartons.

  4. Stick the corresponding uppercase letters to the lids.

  5. Mix up the lids and let your little learners have fun matching the lids/uppercase letters to the right lowercase letters!

This simple game is a great way to practice letter recognition and improve fine motor skills!



Phonics Spin the Bottle


What you'll need:

  • An empty plastic bottle

  • Paper

  • Pens

Instructions:

  1. Write various letters down on pieces of paper.

  2. Spread the letters out in a circle.

  3. Place the empty bottle in the middle.

  4. Spin the bottle.

  5. Get your little learners to identify the letter and its sound, then find an object in your house that begins with the sound!



Looking for more activities? Check out our easy & quick phonics games to play at home!

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