Free Phonemic Awareness/Phonics Blending Activities and Games

A variety of free downloadable activities and games to improve phonics blending skills.  CVC words and words containing adjacent consonants/consonant blends. 

Blending CVC Words Match the Picture 1

Cut out the words, blend them and match to the pictures.

Blend CVC Words and Match to the Pictures
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Blending CVC Words Match the Picture 2

Blend the words and join to the correct pictures. You can join with a pencil or punch holes in and attach with strings.

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Blend the CVC Words and Match to the PicturesBlend the CVC Words and Match to the Pictures

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Blending Blends Words Match the Picture

Cut out the words, blend them and match to the pictures.

Blending Blend Words
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Blending CVC Words Snakes and Ladders 1

Blending CVC Words Snakes and Ladders
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You will need a die (dice) and some counters to play this game which can be played with several people at once.

Each player rolls the die and they move their counter accordingly.  They should then blend the word in the box.

You can adapt the rules to suit the ability and temperament of the players.  For example, they could miss their next turn if they can’t blend a word or you could just help them on each word if necessary.

We think it’s best to stick with the rules for the snakes and ladders though as this makes it more exciting. 

Blending CVC Words Snakes and Ladders 2

This is the same as the previous version but with a different set of CVC words for variety.

Blending CVC Words Snakes and Ladders
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Blending Blends Words Snakes and Ladders

This is the same as the other snakes and ladders games above, but each word contains an adjacent consonant/consonant blend.

Phonics Blending Blends Words Snakes and ladders
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Further Resources:

If you want to supplement worksheet activities with online games and activities you could register with some of the specialist reading programmes that offer free trials.

For example:

Parents and teachers can register for a 30-day free trial with Reading Eggs.  This allows you to access over 500 highly interactive games and fun animations for developing Phonemic awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary and Comprehension.

 
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A 30-day free trial is also available from ABCmouse.com.  This is a leading online educational website for children ages 2–8. With more than 9,000 interactive learning activities that teach reading, math, science, art, music, and more.

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IXL Learning cover 8000 skills in 5 subjects including phonics and reading comprehension.  You can click on the following link to access a 7-day free trial if you live in the US.

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Although it’s not quite free, you can get a 30-day trial with the award-winning Hooked on Phonics programme for just $1.

 

Click on the following link to access a variety of other Free Phonics and Phonological Awareness Resources
Sorting words by syllables Activity
Cut out the pictures in each category and sort them according to the number of syllables in each word.

Instantly download our free phonics and phonological awareness worksheets and printable resources  or access a variety of Free Online Activities and Games

 

You might also find our article on Phonological/Phonemic Awareness Activities for Parents and Teachers useful.