The 'Tricky Blends' Phonics Games Pack

A set of printable resources that can be laminated and used to consolidate the ability to read words containing blends and letter combinations that children often find tricky. This pack focuses on words that begin with the following letter patterns:

scr-, spr-, str-, spl-, thr-, shr-


♦ Bingo (calling card + 32 game cards)
♦ Race to the Moon (track-based dice game)
♦ Rocket ‘n’ Roll (single or multi-player grid-based dice game)
♦ Loop Cards (32 ‘I have… / Who has…’ cards)
♦ Falling Star Four in a Row (2-player, read the words and try to get four in a row)
♦ Moon Mountain (2-player, leave the last word to win)
♦ Nebular Noughts & Crosses (phonics-based tic tac toe game)
♦ Solar Squares (phonics-based boxes game)
♦ Phonics Fuel-Up (2-player dice game)

Words are in a pre-cursive font similar to that used in the Year 1 Phonic Screening Check.

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Created: Jan 27, 2019

Updated: Feb 2, 2019

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