Fun Online Phonics Games

Learning to read isn’t an easy skill to master, and it takes time and practice. But sometimes practicing the skills needed for reading can be fun! Many websites provide free online games that make learning more fun. However, it is not always easy to find games that target a specific phonics skill. The games in … Continue reading “Fun Online Phonics Games”

Learning to read isn’t an easy skill to master, and it takes time and practice. But sometimes practicing the skills needed for reading can be fun! Many websites provide free online games that make learning more fun. However, it is not always easy to find games that target a specific phonics skill. The games in this post are targeted to practice the skills needed to understand the 44 sounds of the English language.

Symbaloo
Symbaloo of phonics games at www.symbaloo.com/mix/phonicsgames7

Please note that many of the games require Flash and may not work well on some tablets and smartphones. It can be helpful to download Mozilla Firefox. Sadly, Flash will reach end of life at the end of 2020. Some more mobile friendly games are collected at this Symbaloo. More online games at these Symbaloo collections.

I. GET READY

Phonological & Phonemic Awareness: Symbaloo collection for Phonemic Awareness

Letter names and sounds

II. SOUND OUT WORDS

Short vowels and Word families

Blends

III. VOWEL PATTERNS

Silent e

Bossy R

Diphthongs – vowel combinations that make (mostly) new sounds

Vowel Teams that are often long

Vowels that vary: Wild Old Words at learningonlinerocks.com

Short or Long Vowels

IV. CONSONANT PATTERNS

Consonant Digraphs

Consonants that vary

V. MULTI-SYLLABLE WORDS

Open & Closed Syllables

Consonant -le: -le endings memory game at learningonlinerocks.com

Schwa: Online Quiz at purposegames

websites in alphabetical order:

abcya.com – a teacher-created website that provides fun and educational games for kids. Pre-K through 5th grade, and includes games for learning letters (also numbers and more) It is free for use on pcs (ads) and can be obtained for mobile or tablet use with a subscription.

arcademics.com – arcademic skill builders are free online educational video games that offer a powerful approach to learning basic math, language arts, vocabulary and thinking skills. These are highly engaging and some are multi-player. Apps are available for both Android and iOS.

www.education.com – has many resources on a variety of topics. To access worksheets and more resources there is a subscription fee, but there are many games available for free (with a sign-in) for learning reading skills. AlphabetSyllable CountingShort vowel sort, Short Vowel Sort, Long/Short sortBlends, and Silent E +more. Also Digraphs Hopper & Digraphs Photoshoot, Sight Words Balloon Pop and more, Interactive Stories.

Funfonix.com – free online games (and worksheets) for phonics.

GalacticPhonics

Galactic Phonics – free resources created by teachers. It can be difficult to find games to practice diphthongs, this site has a good collection plus more. Find them all at Symbaloo.

Ictgames.com – free online games for phonics, mobile friendly

Kizphonics – an online phonics program which provides a few games on each level free, access beyond that requires a membership.

Learn English Kids -from the British Council

Learninggamesforkids.com – free online learning games

Literactive – many online games for phonics skills including phonemic awareness. So many that I made a Symbaloo of them. There’s also a Tizmos collection. Great resource!

Making English Fun – many online games, apps are available.

Mr Nussbaum – has lots of mobile friendly literacy games and interactive resources. Build words with Word Maker and blend sounds with Sound Garden.  (Two Letters with both digraphs & blends available with upgrade)

pbskids.org – a website from the Public Broadcasting System which is aimed at preschool kids.

phonics bloom – many games that work on pc and mobile devices, some free and more with subscription

readwithphonics.com – free for schools, libraries, & educational organizations with 10 or more students. Parents can pay for access, and there is an app available.

RoomRecess.com has lots of reading games. Many are available for both pc & mobile.

roythezebra.com – some content free, more with registration

sadlier-oxford.com – an educational publisher of books and materials for grades PreK to 12+. Some games are available on pc only at SadlierConnect

Skillswise – provided by the British Broadcasting Corporation, this website includes a section of English Games. There is lots more about reading, writing, and math for higher levels.

softschools.com – provides many resources for free, including Phonics plus other resources. A premium subscription is available that removes ads and lets teachers set up student account to track progress.

starfall.com – provides some free content on phonics aimed at early grade levels, with expanded content available for a subscription. Starfall classic, free app is available.

turtlediary.com – provides many resources for free on PC only. Premium subscription removes ads and allows mobile play. app is available

wordwall.net – teacher made resources, whack-a-mole, random wheel, and more!

yourchildlearns.com – some free online games for reading.

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Author: dailyplanit

I am fascinated by the process of learning to read English and the idea of gamification to make learning fun. Phonics and literacy have become my passion project. I also write about personal development, goal setting, and time management. I enjoy finding great information, combining it in new ways, and packaging it creatively.