Phonics Activity Cards - Phase 1


Phase 1 Phonics Activity Cards -  boost your child's pre-reading and writing skills

The Phase 1 Phonics Activity Cards lay the foundation for future phonics success by developing phonological awareness and enhancing your child's ability to listen to and discern various sounds.

Engage your child in over 40 thoughtfully crafted activities that make learning phonics a breeze. The simplicity of the setups empower you, while the meaningful and captivating phonics games ensure your child is having fun without even realising they are learning.

Dive into the world of Phase 1 Phonics with this comprehensive pack, providing all the necessary tools to get your child engaged with phonics exploration.

Only using items found at home, the Phase 1 activities seamlessly integrate into your daily routine. Explore the full list of equipment for the Phase 1 Phonics Activity Cards here.

Perfect for preschoolers and children in the Early Years Foundation Stage (aged 3-5 years old), the Phase 1 Phonics Activity Cards are an invaluable resource.

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  • Foster speaking and listening skills
  • Develop effective communication skills
  • Lay the foundations for future phonics success
Pack Information:

Phase 1 is split into seven aspects:

  • Environmental sounds
  • Instrumental sounds
  • Body percussion
  • Rhythm and rhyme
  • Alliteration
  • Voice sounds
  • Oral blending and segmenting

The pack contains 22 A6 cards:

  • One double-sided phonics information card
  • 21 phonics activity cards

Each activity card features:

  • A main Go activity
  • An extension Grow activity
  • A Grab list of required items
  • A top tip
  • A colour photograph of the activity

Customer Reviews

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Customer Reviews

Based on 15 reviews
Laura Navesey

The cards are amazing, they have some really lovely ideas to help promote early phonics skills. The children I work with have loved every activity we’ve done so far!


I purchased the phase 1 phonics pack a couple of weeks ago for my son and I’m so pleased I did, he loves the activities and so easy to set up! I would certainly recommend.


These are brilliant! I bought them to do with my daughter at home and I have done a few of the activities with my key children at work.

Jo Honeybourne
Amazing and super easy!

The activities are so easy to set up and my daughter loved picking an activity! Easy to reource and can't wait for her younger siblings to start having a go in the next few months!

Anna Kesto
A fantastic phonics play resource

These cards are a brilliant way to introduce phonics to your little ones. The activities are so engaging and fun as well as being cheap and easy to set up (most are things you already have in the cupboard!) I bought a second set for my mum as she looks after my little one and she loves how easy they are to use too! Highly recommend!

Perfect for busy parents

You want to support your child with learning to read and write, but time is short! That is where Play Makes Sense comes in. Each of our activities take less than five minutes to set up and will provide your child with a meaningful and engaging activty.

a mother and child sat playing together. They look happy. Next to them in a pack of Phase 2 Phonics Cards

Create a love of learning

Helping your child to develop a love of learning will set them up for success. Each Play Makes Sense activity teaches new skills through play and will help to instill a passion for learning in your child.