Free Phonics Games

Build literacy skills with our free phonics games for Kindergarten and up. All of the phonics activities come with free printable cards and detailed instructions on how to play. These fun classroom games include Bang, Beginning/Middle/Ending Sounds, Last One Standing, Memory, and What's Missing. The free printable cards can be used for multiple games. All games work well for students in Kindergarten, first, and second grade, but can be modified for older students who need to work on phonics as well.



Students take turns drawing from a container of skill-practice and Bang cards. Watch out for the Bang cards!

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Beginning, Middle, Ending Sound

Each student is given animal picture cards and needs to identify the beginning, middle, or ending sound of each animal's name.

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Last One Standing

This is a group game that engages students in reciting the alphabet in sequence.

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Each card has a pair, and players take turns flipping two cards, attempting to correctly identify and match them.

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What's Missing

This educational card game encourages small groups of students to memorize and recall letters, shapes, sight words, or numbers.

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Printable Cards

The free printable cards can be used for multiple games. Click on the button below to download.

Shape Cards

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Kindergarten High-Frequency Words

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First-Grade High-Frequency Words

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Second-Grade High-Frequency Words

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