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Free Reading Games and Games with Phonics

These free reading games are available for non-members to download and use. Many more are available to members, and these support the concepts of phonemic understandings, consonant-vowel-consonant words, sight words, rhyming words, word families, and sentences. The games are colourful, easy to play, and practical to use in the classroom with a whole class or small group. I recommend building a collection of reading games and making a time every day for students to enjoy and learn with them.

Please browse through the navigation bar to see what kinds of other games and resources are available with membership of The Classroom Kit. Membership is very reasonably priced, and is outstanding value! Resources include both literacy and numeracy activities, games, and classroom materials.

Free literacy games to print and use in your classroom

Game Instructions: Print games in colour if possible, or onto coloured card if a colour printer is unavailable. Laminate to extend the life of your game, and cut out pieces. Store with the game instructions in bags, boxes or other containers.

alphabet bingo Alphabet Bingo

Boards for 4 players (8 letters on each board)

Farm Word Families: ag at am A game where students sort simple cvc words into three word family piles. This game keeps children motivated due to the positive way each player scores during the game.

Chicken laid an egg card game: letters

Chicken Laid an Egg Alphabet Game (card game)




Sound Surprises A board game based on the sounds of letters at the beginnings of words. The vowels are the short sounds.



race for rubiesRace For Rubies: simple sight words A board game where players see and say common sight words.





short a sound in cvc words game

Short 'a' Sound in C-V-C Words

The set consists of 1 board and 48 cvc word cards. 



ghost word families


Ghost! Hard and soft "th"

(a very simple, fast games)

A card games with lots of repetition of the focus words.
The set has 36 words and 12 special cards. Players keep drawing cards and reading the words aloud until they draw a Ghost! card. Then play moves to the next player.

dragon beginning blends


Dragon! (beginning blends with easy to read words - short vowel "u")

(a very simple, fast game)

A card game with lots of repetition of the focus words.
33 words and 8 special cards. Players keep drawing cards and reading the words aloud until they draw a Dragon! card. Then play moves to the next player.

There are lots more free resources to be found in the Games pages of this website.

External Links to
Online Games and Activities

Free Reading Games: Phonemes and Phonics

Readquarium Games: Sight Words

Starfall Reading Activities (4 levels of activities and books)

Readquarium Games: Vocabulary

Readquarium Games: Comprehension


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