Kindergarten Phonics Games
Let’s start with a little research into playing games and learning!
“The use of games in education is rapidly growing with learners more and more becoming receptive to game-based learning in the classroom”.(Johnson, et. al.) Students love learning through games. So, when it comes to reviewing and practicing skills, games are the perfect way to do it. With these monthly bingo games, you can easily differentiate within your kindergarten classroom. There are three levels of phonics skills for students to practice in a fun, game format.
Here are a few ways you can incorporate phonics games into your kindergarten classroom.
Whole-Class Printable BINGO
Print the teacher call card and student bingo cards. Pass out a game card to each student. Use the teacher call card to call letters or sounds at random. Place a marker on your call card as you call each letter.
Whole-Class Digital BINGO
Use the phonics digital slides to display each letter or sound. Students find a picture that includes that phonics sound and match it on their bingo cards. You can still use the printable teacher call card to keep track of what was called.
Depending on your student’s needs, you may be using a long vowel sound. Although these are focusing on phonics skills, it is also a phonemic awareness activity as students are hearing a sound and trying to match those sounds on their bingo game board. Here is a CVC version.
When you use the digital slides, there is also a warm-up phonics sort that provides a quick review for students.
Phonics Bingo and Student Center
This bingo game is the perfect addition to your literacy centers. Simply, load the digital slides to your classroom tablets or computers. Students can work with partners or in a small group.
The digital version could also be used for early finishers, free time, or as an incentive!
Check out the growing bundle here:
Do you love using games in your classroom? Check out some more ideas here:
- ABC Fluency & Sight Word Games
- Kindergarten Computer Games
- Fact Family Games
- Phonics Games
- BUMP Math and Literacy Games