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

Based on 17 reviews
Fantastic for busy parents

I would highly recommend these phonics cards. I am a busy working mum who used to spend so much time searching for activities to help my little one prepare for school and now I have these cards, I don’t have to. These cards are fantastic as they are full of easy to set up and highly engaging activities. My little one and I have both enjoyed all the activities we have tried so far.

Hi Zoe,

Thank you so much for your amazing review. We love that we are saving you lots of time, now that you aren't having to search for activities! We hope you and your little one continue to enjoy all of the games included in the pack.

Alice and Abbie xx

Catherine Morey
Great ideas easy to pickup and use

Lovely pack of ideas useful for parents and teachers/practitioners working with young children

Hi Catherine,

We are so pleased to hear that you are enjoying the Phase 1 Phonics Activity Cards. We hope you continue to have lots of fun with them.

Alice and Abbie

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.

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.