Fun With Phonics

Fun With Phonics craft

Make a matching game that combines colors and the alphabet. Young readers can take their new literacy skills for a spin!

  • 1.

    Design the circle. Here’s a fun game to learn the alphabet and the sounds that each letter represents. Use the bottom of a large paper plate to trace a circle on Crayola® Color Wonder™ Paper. With a Crayola Color Wonder Marker, divide the circle into eight equal pie shapes. Color each triangle. Cut out the circle with Crayola Scissors.

  • 2.

    Create a spinner. Attach the circle to the bottom of the overturned plate with a Crayola Glue Stick. On more Color Wonder paper, draw and color an arrow. Glue it to another plate. Cut out the arrow. Ask an adult to poke a brass paper fastener through the center of the circle and the middle of the arrow.

  • 3.

    Make picture cards. What colors did you use on the plate wedges? With what letters do these colors start? Think of words that start with these same letters or sounds. On small rectangles of Color Wonder paper, draw pictures of them. For example, if you used blue, think of words that begin with B.

  • 4.

    Make a storage pouch. Cut Color Wonder paper in half. Fold each in half. Glue them to another paper at the bottom and middle. Glue the ends closed to make pockets. Label the top pocket A-M, and the bottom N-Z. Sort your pictures into the pockets.

  • 5.

    Spin & play! Spin the wheel and match color words to pictures. The game rules are up to you!