•          Play I-spy. Can you find the sound on your sound mat? Can you write it down?
  •          Make a tricky word board game using the words: the, was, you, they, me, to, she, he, be, we, are.
  •          Write a word that contains these sounds: sh, ch, th, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, ar, or, ur, ow, oi.

E.g. night, goat, rain.

  •          Now can you put these words into a sentence?

E.g. At night the goat got stuck in the rain.


  •          Matching pairs

Make some cards with simple words (2 or 3 letters in each word) e.g. cat, dog, hat (You will need two copies of each word) Turn all the cards face down on the table and take turns to turn over two. When a matching pair is found the player must read the card then can keep them. The winner is the player who has the most pairs at the end of the game.


  •          CVC Writing

 Write a word with your child onto a strip of paper. Read the word by blending the sounds together so that your child is familiar with the word. Now cut up the word into the individual sounds. 


See website list for other fun ways to practise your phonics!