Phonics for kindergarten students goes smoothly when a few basic principles are followed. Keep things clear and simple, and your young learners will progress rapidly. I'll share a few specific principles here, and give you plenty of ways to practice them at the bottom of the page!
Note: This is a spelling site, but good phonics skills form an important foundation for reading, spelling and learning success!
Fun Preschool Phonics Games - 3 simple adaptations of familiar formats with a phonics twist.
Letter Lane - A phomenic awareness board game that features beginning consonant sounds for the letters b,d,f and m. No reading is necessary.
Phonics Printables - 2 super-simple worksheets for beginners, featuring the letters b, c, d, f, g, and h as initial consonants
Rhyme Time Two cute printables to give early learners practice in identifying rhyming words with short and long vowel sounds.
To E or not to E? -
Easy activities to reinforce the important skill of using a silent e at
the end of a word
Tic-Tac-Toe and What's Right? - Two very easy-to-implement ways to practice primary phonics skills
Phonics for kindergarten can be fun, using a wide variety of learning activities. Check out these links for even more ideas:
Fun Spelling Worksheets for Grades 1/2 50 All-new reproducible pages for early learners!
AnyWord Spelling Practice Series Worksheets, games & prompts that work with almost ANY spelling words!
Spelling Bee Toolboxes for Grades 3/5 and 6/8 All the resources you need for a successful bee! On Sale!
Monumental Spelling Bee Lists with definitions, sentences and language of origin
Colossal Spelling Bee Word Lists Definitions, parts of speech & sentences included for 600 words, at two levels
100 Difficult Spelling Bee Words, Definitions & Sentences Our toughest lists, for upper grades and adults!
Young Spellers Spelling Bee Word List for Grades 1 & 2
The Gigantic Spelling Bee Words & Sentences in 3 volumes.
600 Spelling Bee Words & Sentences for Gr 3/5 & 6/8 Extra words & sentences at two levels
101 Word Play Puzzlers Discover the FUN of letters & words as you solve each unique puzzle. Great vocabulary & spelling practice!