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Kindergarten Phonics Worksheets

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These kindergarten phonics worksheets are good for first graders, too, or any early learner who needs practice identifying rhyming words.

The first page features words with short vowel sounds. The second one contains words with long vowel sounds. The formats are different on each page. Use the links to get your printable pages.

Rhyme Time 1 - Short Vowel Sounds

To complete this activity students will say the name of the first picture in each row, trace the word, find another picture in the same row that rhymes with the first picture, and then color all the pictures. This is FUN phonics practice!

Printable worksheet

kindergarten phonics worksheet - short vowel sounds

Rhyme Time 2 - Long Vowel Sounds

Printable Worksheet

kindergarten phonics worksheet - long vowel sounds

Teaching tip: Be sure to include a variety of experiences for your early learners. Phonics can best be learned through hearing, reading and writing. Teach words in context, and use new words over and over again. Use oral lessons, books, worksheets and games.

More Free Kindergarten Phonics Worksheets:

Free Phonics Printables - 2 super-simple worksheets for beginners, featuring the letters  b, c, d, f, g, and h as initial consonants.

Phonics Worksheet - Here's more practice with initial consonants, this time with the letters j, k and l. 

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Crazy Quilt - Students will practice the letters p, q, and r as initial sounds, then color a quilt!

Start the Picture and Winter Fun - 2 worksheets for more practice with beginning consonants and consonant blends

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Lots of Leaves!  - Students will discern long and short vowel phonics sounds as they complete this appealing page.

ABC Phonics Poem - A fun and funny way to learn about initial sounds! A poem your early learners are sure to love. Inspire them to write their own and draw some fun pictures.

Alphabet Phonics Booklet - Students customize their own pages in this A to Z phonics activity.

Phonics Flashcards - 26 printable cards with letters and pictures, plus ideas for using them

Try Some Free Phonics Games, Too!

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Letter Lane - A phomenic awareness board game that features beginning consonant sounds for the letters b,d,f and m. 

Fun Preschool Phonics Games - 3 simple adaptations of familiar formats with a phonics twist.

Picture This Phonic Game - We think your early learners will enjoy this activity featuring short vowel words.  Which player can cover the most pictures?

Picture Perfect Game - More engaging pictures on this game board, featuring long vowel words. Fun for everyone!

Sight Word Games and Activities - Help your students gain reading fluency with these great ways to master words kids need to know without using phonics.

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In addition to kindergarten phonics worksheets, you may also want to use some of these resources for your early learners:


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Think a Spell brain teaser eBook

Think-A-Spell! A fun collection of brain teasers and spelling challenges. Best for ages 10 to adult. 

AnyWord Spelling Practice eBooks

AnyWord Spelling Practice Series Worksheets, Games and Prompts that work with almost ANY spelling words!

Fun Spelling Worksheets for Grades 1-2

Fun Spelling Worksheets for Grades 1 and 2    50 All-new reproducible pages for early learners!