Phonics Video Presentation and Supporting Resources

Activity #1: Word Blending: Spin it!

Materials needed:

  • Writing tool (pencil, pen, marker)

  • Paper

  • Paper Clip

Procedure for VC words:

  1. Draw2circlesonasheetofpaper.

  2. Divide the first circle evenly into 2-3 sectors. Write a vowel in each sector.

  3. Divide the second circle into 4 equal sectors. Write a consonant in each sector.

  4. Use the pencil and paper clip to spin the vowel spinner. Write down the vowel the spinner

    landed on.

  5. Spin the consonant spinner. Write down the consonant the spinner landed on next to the


  6. Have your child blend the sounds to read the word.


Procedure for CVC words:

  • Same as VC procedure with an additional consonant spinner.

Suggested consonants to begin with:

  • f, l, m, n, r, s, t, b

Suggested vowels to pair together:

  • a/i

  • o/e

  • u/a, u/i, u/e


Activity #2: Newspaper Search

Materials needed:

  • few pages of an old newspaper or grocery flyers from the supermarket

  • A pencil, pen, a crayon or a highlighter​


1. Assign a consonant or vowel search. Name a letter and have your child search and circle it at least five times. After five appearances of one letter, assign a new search.

  • Consonants: b, c, d, f, g, h, j, k, l, m, n, p, q, r, s, t, v, w, y, z

  • Vowels: a, e, i, o, u

2. Assign a consonant blends search. Name a consonant blend. Have your child search and circle words that begin with consonant blends. After five appearances of one consonant blend, assign a new search.

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