It’s not always easy to practise phonics and numbers with little kids.
Sometimes they’re tired.
Sometimes they’d rather watch TV.
Sometimes they’ve had enough of school for today already.
But you still need to practise – to help them make progress.
So what do you do?
How do you get kids to practise their phonics and numbers?
Making it fun helps and there are lots of ways to do that.
From burying letters in a sea of shaving foam to creating number activities with egg boxes, toilet rolls and ping pong balls.
Getting hands on is great.
Playing to learn is great. It gets past kids’ resistance and lets them hold their learning in their hands.
But you won’t always have time to set up activities like that.
Learning through play with free printable board games
But with these free printable board games you can keep the fun part, the play – and the learning – but without any set up time.
You take out the games and challenge your kid and grab the dice and counters and play.
All the games come with playing instructions.
So what are the free board games for phonics?
For phonics you get two free printable board games – both with a dinosaur theme.
T-Rex Trap is a sound recognition game. Use a dice and counters and when you land on a letter, say which one it is and score a point for naming something that starts with that sound. If you like, you could have your child read a simple word beginning with the sound instead.
Stegosaurus Match Up is a word matching game where your child matches up words in a jigsaw activity.
Plus you get two maths games.
Free number board games
Triceratops Egg Hunt’s a number identification game using dice or number cards (Uno card will work) to match to the numbered dinosaur eggs on the game board.
And lastly, Diplodocus Stomp is an addition game where players roll a dice to move round the game board, answering simple sums as they go.
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