Free Phonics Activities for Kindergarten

Are you a kindergarten teacher in your first year trying to come up with other engaging activities to teach phonics in the classroom? You've come to the right place because, in this blog post, we are talking about this phonics mystery picture puzzle activity that your students will keep asking for more.

PS. There might or might not be a freebie at the end of this blog post.

What is phonics?

According to Wikipedia, phonics teaches people how to read and write an alphabetic language, such as English, Russian, or Arabic. It is done by demonstrating the relationship between the sounds of the spoken language (phonemes) and the letters or groups of letters (graphemes) or syllables of the written language.

Why is phonics important in reading?

English uses letters to represent sounds. And because it is crucial for children to learn letter-sound relationships, phonics teaches them how to read. In other words, letter-sound knowledge is the foundation for building reading and writing abilities.

Phonics Picture Puzzle Worksheets

Now that you know phonics and its importance, what other engaging ways can your students learn it? Keep reading.

Suppose you want them to review their phonics skills, expand their vocabulary words, and be able to spell the words phonetically. Why not try these phonics mystery picture puzzle worksheets? Here's how it works:

First, cut the puzzle pieces. Or students can cut the puzzle pieces themselves to practice their motor skills.

Second, they pronounce the word. You can ask them to read the word twice or three times. Students can also spell the word to practice their spelling skills.

And third, they find the picture that matches the word to reveal a mystery picture at the end.

This worksheet is helpful not only to growing their vocabulary bank but also to practicing their picture identification. Students will also wonder what mystery picture lies ahead at the end of the activity. 

If you are interested in the free printable phonics activities, fill in the form below with your name and email address (I recommend using your personal email address). You will receive three (3) picture puzzles; one for beginning consonant blends, one for ending consonant blends, and another one for trigraphs. There is also an answer key if your kiddos get stuck in the middle of the puzzle.

I hope you find this blog post helpful! Leave comments below if you have questions about this phonics activity. 

Talk soon!

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