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This could be done with sight words, numbers, letters of the alphabet, etc!

Literacy centers - the first six months sight word swat as a literacy centre. Dollar tree has giant fly swatters!

Floating ping pong balls phonics Awesome idea and easy to do. Good for IP play time

Alphabet Sounds Fishing and Matching game

Alphabet Sounds Fishing and Matching game. Use ping-pong balls to practise letter names and sounds with a fun fishing and matching game for pre-schoolers!

Reading - HFW Ring Around A Bottle - students toss the ring and say the word if they land on one

Reading -Ring Around A Bottle - students toss the ring and say the word if they land on one (key words, phonic sounds)

Phonic Finger Gym - matching CVC words with their picture plus some fine motor control built in

Phonic Finger Gym - matching CVC words with their picture plus some fine motor control built in. so smart!

Lucky dip with keywords / high frequency words. The children have a list of words each that they have to find in the shredded paper. Literacy skills / games, kindergarten, grade 1

Week Lucky dip with oral vocabulary / high frequency words. The children have a list of words each that they have to find in the shredded paper. Literacy skills / games for kindergarten

Phonics for the lightbox- pair this with the glass alphabet stones earlier pinned. Match the letters

Alphabet Cups on the Light Box


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how to spell top ten tips for kids spelling

spelling For this spelling activity the teacher writes a word on the chalkboard and the students write over it with a paint brush and water. This helps the students get familiar with spelling words and helps them practice writing them.

Pretend to be detective by reading tiny writing using magnifying glasses! Might get my little biologist to practice her sight words

We have tried this in my setting, everyone became phonics detectives! It was amazing and the kiddies loved it!

This activity would work well as a first-grade center or as a whole class activity upon entering the classroom or as an exit slip activity.

Wonderful for grade center activity for small group. Phonics challenge based on Obb and Bob (phonics play). Was further differentiated with different coloured words for different groups of children.

Made my own blending line for my reception class today... They were very intrigued and hopefully it will encourage them to think about the sounds that make up words :)

Blending line - Teaching and practising blending for reading VC and CVC words and segmenting for spelling.

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Your very own obb and bob from phonics play - choose the words/ purpose. The children can see the words/ post them in the bin mouths! Is it a real word or alien/silly word?

High frequency words

Easy egg flip game for teaching sight words. Seuss green eggs maybe adapt for letters/ sounds/rhyming words. (but I think I'll make the yolks green to go with Green Eggs and Ham)

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PHONICS: EYFS phonics - Treasure & trash game at the water tray. Phase 3 real & silly words written on the balls for the children to shoot down the guttering into the appropriate bucket.

Phonics/Alphabet Baskets Sorting Activity (from The Imagination Tree)

Sorting Baskets Phonics Activity

Phonic Baskets Sorting Activity (from The Imagination Tree). Take a few boxes or baskets, write a letter on a piece of paper and gather many different items that begin with the letter. Have the student put the items in the corrected basket/ boxes.

Sight Word Hopscotch (good for number/letter recognition too!!)

25 DIY Educational Activities for Kids

Learn through play with Sight Word Hopscotch. Take learning outdoors - get physical, work on gross motor skills, have fun and learn along the way! Great idea for summer school

Musical reading chairs is my favorite reading game! Click for directions!

Musical reading chairs is my favorite reading game! Click for directions!