Phonics Activity Cards - Phase 2


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.

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  • 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 A6 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 14 reviews

I use these cards in my practice as a visiting teacher and they have been a brilliant tool with groups of children that I work with. The sensory component of the activities has enabled children to access phonics. Thank you!


Thank you so much for leaving this review. We love that the Phase 2 cards are being enjoyed by all the children that you work with!

Alice and Abbie


Such a wonderful resource. They are so easy to follow and are a great resource to help support your little ones at home.
We’ve got phase 3 and the maths pack. We love them.


Can’t recommend this pack enough! I’m a childminder and use it for ideas to embed our phonics curriculum and it’s been amazing. All the children from 2-4yrs have loved all the activities and are so confident with their phonics now! Can’t recommend play makes sense enough!

A fantastic resource!

My son recently started Reception and has started his phonics journey. This pack has been fantastic in helping me reinforce his learning at home. The activities are simple and easy to set up quickly, the instructions are really clear and I love the fact there’s a ‘go’ and ‘grow’ activity on each one. They’re perfect for my son who is much more engaged with doing sensory activities than sitting down with a traditional worksheet. If you like the look of the cards don’t hesitate to order - you won’t regret it!

Kelly Yushchenko
Great for little learners

Fun activities to introduce letters to child. Daughter is 2.5 and is enjoying working through these cards, and best of all she asks to do them again, so one card lasts a few days and repeat play. We’ve also used concepts to learn and practice others letters and inspire other play. Learning through play is the best! Thanks :)

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.