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Sorting Baskets Phonics Activity

Phonics 1 Phonics/Alphabet Baskets Sorting Activity (from The Imagination Tree) Make baskets with objects that sound like a specific letter. Give the students a basket and let them practice their phonics skills by naming the objects.

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.

Activities: Play Beanbag Letter Blend Toss Toss the bag, say the sound.  Could also say a word that has that sound in it.

Play Beanbag Letter Blend Toss

BLENDS Activities: Play Beanbag Letter Blend Toss, Students hear a digraph sound and try to toss beanbags on the corresponding letters. Could use this for multiple phonics concepts.

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

Sight Words Ring Around A Bottle - students toss the ring and say the word if the ring lands one of the bottles.

Do it with Math

Check out 'Fun Phonics' to see Bouncy Blending in action and check out their other ideas while you're there!

Printable Initial Sounds Match Cards - perfect for literacy centre activities | you clever monkey

Initial Sounds Match Cards

simple word sort activity with plastic bottle caps

Bottle Cap Word Sort

Phonics- 1 This is an interactive game that uses bottle caps to practice phonics. Each bottle cap has a different word printed on it. Students will then have to sort the words into the corresponding bucket with the correct beginning sound.


Our favourite phonic activity that can be adapted to practise anything and everything! Chalk your words on the ground, hand out a wet brush, call out a word and watch them wash it away!