Digital Download - Phonics Activity Cards - Phase 3

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Embark on an exciting journey into the world of phonics with our Phase 3 Phonics Activity Cards – the perfect introduction to digraphs and trigraphs.

Designed to make learning enjoyable, these cards present digraphs (two letters that work together to produce a single sound) and trigraphs (three letters that work together to produce a single sound) in a simple and engaging manner. Fear not the complex terminology; our approach ensures that your child grasps these vital phonetic elements effortlessly.

Key Features:

  • Teacher-Crafted: Developed by experienced educators, the Phase 3 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.
  • Simplified Setup, Significant Impact: Each phonics game is effortless for you to set up while being meaningful and engaging for your child. With over 50 activities packed into these cards, they provide a comprehensive foundation for your child's reading and writing journey. The activities are so entertaining that your child won't even realise they are learning.
  • 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 3 Phonics Activity Cards here.
  • Read and Write with Confidence: The activities on these cards focus on building key skills in reading and writing. Through carefully crafted games and activities, your child will start to read and write more complex words containing both digraphs and trigraphs.
  • 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.


Pack Information:

In Phase 3, children explore the final six letters of the alphabet and their corresponding sounds. They also encounter 15 digraphs and four trigraphs, along with 11 tricky words:

  • all
  • are
  • be
  • he
  • me
  • my
  • she
  • they
  • was
  • we
  • you

The Phase 3 phonics activity pack includes 27 cards:

  • One double-sided phonics information card
  • 25 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

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Amazing and engaging!

My daughter is in Reception and the Phase 3 pack has been amazing to help reinforce her phonics learning in school. The activities are so simple to set up, easily adaptable (sometimes I take an activity and use it to practice a different sound) and engaging. The digital download is great because you receive the pack straight away and you’re good to go!

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.