Digital Download - Phonics Activity Cards - Phase 2

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Embark on an exciting journey of letter learning with the Phase 2 Phonics Activity Cards

The Phase 2 Phonics Activity Cards – a dynamic and educator-approved resource designed for children aged 3-5 years old. Created by two former outstanding teachers, these cards are the perfect tool to kickstart your child's reading and writing journey in a fun and engaging way.

Key Features:

  • Teacher Crafted: Developed by experienced educators, the Phase 2 Phonics Activity Cards reflect a deep understanding of early childhood learning. The activities align with the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum  and provide a solid foundation for literacy development.
  • Age Appropriate Learning: Tailored for children aged 3-5 years old, the activities are designed to captivate young minds during this crucial developmental phase. Each card is a gateway to unlocking the world of letters and sounds, setting the stage for future academic success.
  • Playful and Engaging Activities: Learning is most effective when it's enjoyable. These cards feature a variety of playful activities that make phonics a delightful experience. From interactive games to creative activities, your child will be excited to dive into the world of phonics.
  • Home Friendly Resources: We understand the importance of convenience for parents. That's why each activity on the cards utilises common household items, ensuring that you can seamlessly integrate learning into your daily routine. No need for special materials – just grab what you have at home and let the learning adventure begin! Explore the full list of equipment for the Phase 2 Phonics Activity Cards here.
  • Read and Write with Confidence: The activities on these cards focus on building foundational skills in reading and writing. Through carefully crafted games and activities, your child will develop phonological awareness, letter recognition, and early writing skills, laying the groundwork for future phonics success.
  • Parent Friendly Design: These cards are not just for teachers – they are designed with parents in mind. Clear instructions and helpful tips make it easy for you to guide your child through each activity, fostering a positive learning experience at home.


  • Teaches alphabet letters and their sounds
  • Develops blending skills for reading
  • Supports segmenting skills for spelling

Pack Information:

In Phase 2, children are introduced to 20 letters and their corresponding sounds, along with five tricky words:

  • I
  • go
  • no
  • to
  • the

The Phase 2 phonics activity pack includes 22 cards:

  • One double-sided phonics information card
  • 20 phonics activity cards
  • One tricky words card with three bonus games

Each activity card features:

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

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Sarah Hatton
Amazing resource!

We are so glad we found Play Makes Sense. We're a home educating family and incorporating these learning resources into our planning just really helps!

Hi Sarah,

Thank you so much for your review. We are so pleased that you are enjoying the activity cards and that they are supporting you and your little ones with your home educating journey.

Alice and Abbie x

Amazing 🤩

I absolutely love these cards! I opted for the digital download because I could then get started immediately with planning activities for my little lady, there was no waiting for them to arrive. Another bonus was that they were cheaper than the cards and I have them on my phone so I can access them anytime, which I have to say has been really handy. It’s meant I can load them when I’m out shopping and grab the few items I may need to set one of them up or of an evening, I can scroll through and plan which ones to focus on for the week ahead.

Since buying these, my 3 year old is now so much more secure with the sounds in this phase. The simple but well thought out activities conceal the fact that the children are actually learning, they’ve given me the inspiration to make learning these sounds fun and memorable.

I love the fact that most of what I need is at home anyway and it’s minimal and I also love the grow box so you can extend it to challenge your child as and when they’re ready. I’ve also adapted some of the activities to use for other sounds as they are completely flexible and adaptable.

One happy customer!

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.

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.