Phonics is such a key component for the little learners in our classrooms. We know that when students are given plenty of phonics instruction and practice they are better able to decode and spell. In addition, a strong grasp of phonics leads to significant improvement in the ability to comprehend text! So, here at Lucky Little Learners we have the perfect practice to not only help our students make the learning gains but also the gains in fun with free phonics games featuring our beloved Toothy characters!
In this post, you will gain access to a resource that is not only free but is also effective. This is also a great opportunity to try out an example of our favorite resource – Toothy!
You can grab this fantastic Phonics Toothy Freebie at the end of this post.
What is Toothy? Check out this informative video! You can also check out our post on why Toothy is such a game-changer in the classroom here.
With our phonics Toothy freebie, your students will have a fantastic game that will help them practice those CVC and CVCe comparisons. This activity is quick to set up and easy to use. Making your job easier and your students’ learning oh so engaging!
How to Prep The Phonics Toothy Freebie
Prepping this freebie is easy as 1,2,3! Print, copy and laminate the pages to create the task cards needed for the game. These will need to be placed in a copier for 2-sided copying or printed double-sided. Afterward, you can store these cards to make them easy to grab and go! We have a few out-of-the-box ideas when it comes to Toothy and how to store the materials in this post here.
Next, print the copies of our Toothy Task mats. These are wonderful to store in these dry erase pockets so students can write on them with dry-erase markers. You never have to print them again! (Note: If you purchase the dry erase pockets through this Amazon link I receive a commission at no extra charge to you.)
How to Play the Free Phonics Toothy Game
Either in partners or independently have each student grab a mat, a set of task cards, and a dry erase marker. Each student will look at the task card and write the two words that are represented by the illustrations on their mat.
After writing the answer, students simply flip the card over to see the correct answers. So no more asking if they got the right answer!
When a student gets a correct answer they draw a toothy into the smile on their Toothy mat. If the answer is incorrect they don’t draw a toothy. It’s that simple!
Students keep drawing task cards until all 14 questions have been answered!
Grab Your Free Phonics Toothy Game Here
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Have you played the Toothy Phonics Freebie and fallen in love? Here is the full set right here!