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Phonogram Jungle Bingo – A Fun Review Activity

Practicing phonograms is a lot more fun when you have jungle-themed Bingo boards! Help your child review (and master!) phonograms with the help of monkeys, lions, and other exotic inhabitants. But be careful–it’s a jungle out there!

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Preparing Your “Phonogram Jungle Bingo” Game

  1. Download and print as many game boards as you need for your children.
  2. Gather the Phonogram Cards each child needs to review from his or her Reading or Spelling Review Box. (Boards have either 8 or 15 spaces.)
  3. Write the child’s phonograms in the blank spaces on his or her game board.
    Optional: For repeated use, laminate your game boards and use an erasable marker to write the phonograms on the cards.
  4. Gather 15-20 game markers (popcorn, raisins, mini marshmallows, or Bingo chips) for each player.
child writes phonograms on jungle bingo card

Playing “Phonogram Jungle Bingo”

Have your child place one of his or her game markers on the “free” space.

child places a marker on jungle bingo card

Dictate a sound and encourage your child to search the game board to locate the phonogram that makes that sound.

children play phonogram jungle bingo

When your child locates the phonogram, he or she should place a marker on that space.

boy places a marker on phonogram jungle bingo card

Continue dictating phonograms until each child completes a row (horizontally, vertically, or diagonally) on his or her game board and yells BINGO!

children playing phonogram jungle bingo

For a fun variation, let your child be the bingo caller, using the phonogram cards to dictate the sounds while you play the game.

What’s your favorite way to review phonograms? Let me know in the comments below!

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Shannon Snyder

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Thanks!

Chrissy

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So happy I found this site! Lots of great resources!
My friend bought this reading kit (I’l try to attach link below) that teaches to read without site words. Pretty much says NOT to teach site words! Anyone ever heard of it? Is this a new approach? I have a 4 yo thats a little behind (she’s my third and didn’t get much of my time) and Im trying to get her up to par for Kindergarten.
Thanks in Advance for any input. I’d like to buy it to help her out…

Merry

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Hi Chrissy! Learning without sight words is not new. In English 97% of words are actually decodable–here’s more information on Helping Kids Sound Out Words.

I know what you mean about the younger ones not getting as much undivided attention! Have fun with your 4 year-old! She’s so young yet, I wouldn’t worry. She’ll get there when she’s ready.

VM Mills

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Such a great idea! Can’t wait to try this with my kids! Thanks, AALP for sharing this resource :)

Fam Gomez

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Thank you for this game, my children enjoy bingo and now they can learn even more while playing, :)

Robin E.

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You’re welcome, Fam! I hope your child has a great time with this game.

Alisha

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Aw, cute idea! We’ll have to try this.

Esperanza Parks

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My little girl is very competitive, games always help “jog her memory” 🙂

Robin E.

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Esperanza,
Games do have a way of encouraging us to work a bit harder, don’t they? 😊

This looks fun and easy to implement.

Teresa Thomasson

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This looks like fun will triy this

Azita

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I have not yet taught phonograms to my son, thank you for this idea!

Cristina

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Very cool, thanks!

Nancy Ball

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I love all the fun things you incorporate I to the lessons.

Mi Ara

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Thanks for sharing. This is such a fun way to review phonograms!

Sarah

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My daughter is going to love this!

Nicole

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Great idea! I’ll be using this with my students!

Renee Smith

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As a private tutor I’m always looking for quality materials to help my students. The All About Reading and the All About Spelling programs have been invaluable for me and my students. Can’t have too many resources!!

Merry

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Thanks, Renee! I’m so glad the programs are helping your students. Enjoy the game!

Sangeetha

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My daughter has been having trouble with “sh” and “ch” sounds. She sometimes gets gets confused with the two. This looks like a fun way to get her to practice these phonograms.

Robin E.

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Sangeetha,
This game is a great way to review tricky phonograms!

However, here is a tip for helping your daughter master these consonant teams. Draw a snake in the shape of an S (no need for good drawings, just to give your daughter the idea). Tell your daughter that snakes make “/sh/” sounds as they slither through the grass. For CH, draw or show a profile picture pointing to your daughter’s left (so that the chin looks like the letter C), and draw a C right around the chin. Point to the chin with the C and say “/ch/-chin,” showing that a chin is in the shape of a C and chin starts with the /ch/ sound.

Hopefully the review game and these memory tips will clear up this issue for your daughter, but if it continues to be a problem let me know.

Kandi

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Excited to try this game.

Sheila

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We use “All About Spelling” and love it! The games you provide keep it fun! Thanks for all you do!

Robin E.

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You’re welcome, Shelia! 😊

Renee

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Very fun! My kids LOVE these types of games!

Delina

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My son loves games, will have to go e it a try!

Rachel Cacciamani

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I’m always looking for fun things like this to spice up our daily learning.

Belle

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This will be a break from our normal review. I’m excited to see how my 7-year-old is picking up the spelling concepts. It makes a huge difference using AAR and then starting spelling after AAR level 1 is complete.

Estefana Martinez

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That looks like a fun way to practice!

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My 5 year old loves all the games as well as they letter of the week crafts you guys provide! We are working our way through level 1 AAR and she is truly delighting in the learning process. Thank you!

Robin E.

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I love that your 5-year-old is enjoying our games and crafts! Thanks for letting us know, Rebecca. We definitely plan on continuing.

Leslie MP

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My daughter loves these types of games. Thanks for the suggestions!

Danielle

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This is perfect practice for my daughter! We just finished up level 1 and she loves any games that I can incorporate into her studies.

Monica Myers

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Thanks for the great idea!

Kara Haakenson

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This is one of my favorite ways to reinforce the phonemes we are learning during our time with Ziggy and Rocket! Thanks so much for sharing these fabulous bingo boards.

Tracey Johnson

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Looks like fun!

Krissia

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This looks fun.

Jen

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This is such a good idea. I love using games with my students as a way to learn.

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My daughter loves your games!

Robin E.

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That’s great to hear, Teresa! Thank you.

Sharon

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Kids love bingo. Great idea

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Such smart ideas to make learning fun for kids!

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Love all the games.

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Love all the games and “helps” you offer! Many thanks for making learning to read and spell fun!

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We love all about reading and all about spelling. My son and daughter both improved 2 grade levels in reading last year

Robin E.

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Wow! What great progress, Mendy! Thanks for sharing how well your son and daughter have done with All About Reading and All About Spelling.

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This looks like a fun game!

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Yay! This is awesome! Thank you!

Jess

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I’m so grateful for activities like these. My daughter has so much fun, which is a welcome relief after struggling through a much drier reading curriculum last year. Thank you, AAR!

Merry

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You’re welcome, Jess! Play is so important for learning–I’m glad your daughter is having fun!

Ellen

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Games to learn? I love this program!

Merry

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Absolutely–games are imperative! Thanks for your note, Ellen :-)

Daisy

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So glad I have found All About Learning. Thanks for the download, it will be a great, fun way to practice!

Love this idea. My daughter is starting to learn how to read and this could help greatly!

Merry

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We hope it helps, Stephanie! Enjoy teaching your daughter :-).

Andrea

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What a fun way to practise phonograms! Thank you for this free download!

Hannah

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My daughter is really into jungle animals right now and this activity will be perfect! Thank you!

Merry

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Oh how fun, Hannah! Enjoy :-).

Claire

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This is a really good program that is a pleasure to teach!

Merry

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Thanks, Claire! I’m so glad you and your kids enjoy it!

Lauren

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I can’t wait to try this!

Gina

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What a fun idea! My 8 year oldreally likes to help my 5 year old with reading, they’d really enjoy this together.

Merry

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Aw, that’s so sweet–what great kids!

Tara

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Great idea. When my oldest was small we would play bingo for many concepts but I have drifted away. Thanks for the reminder. My kids will love this.

Merry

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You’re welcome, Tara! Games can make review concepts fun for kids.

LaKrecia R Roe

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Best idea for this I have seen yet!

Brenda

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My kiddos love playing bingo so I think they will really like this game.

Shannon

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Thanks, this looks like a fun way to practice!

Merry

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You’re welcome, Shannon! Enjoy :-)

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Love this! Thank yo so much!

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We LOVE this program! Thank you for providing the perfect resources to help my dyslexic son become a confident reader!

Merry

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You’re welcome, Jen! What a joy to hear that your son is becoming a confident reader–you’re doing a great job with him!

Michelle Lewis

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I have been seeing and reading a lot about this curriculum. I have been afraid to veer off of a curriculum that I have used and been comfortable with for so many years but I am reading such good things about this that I am very tempted to try. I have used the same curriculum for my first 4 children. Maybe I’ll use this for my 5th! It looks amazing!

Merry

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Hi Michelle! We do have a 1-year “Go Ahead and Use It” guarantee when you order from us to make it a bit easier to take the plunge!

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This looks awesome! My little monkey will enjoy this!

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Fun! I like how this works with multiple levels!

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Great blog

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I am so excited to use these products with my kids. This is all new to me and I am still learning, but I am excited to get my hands on this game.

Merry

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Katie, I hope you and your kids have fun with it!

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This is a great idea for fun learning! Thanks for the info!

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This is what I was looking for.

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We love playing games and bingo is one of our favorites. Thanks for the cute boards and ideas!

Merry

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You’re welcome, Julie!

Crystal Hubbard

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My first grader loves playing this. We just started level 1 and both kids are learning so much. Thank you!

Robin E.

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Crystal,
Thank you for letting us know you first grader is enjoying this game!

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What an awesome resource and great idea! My kids love playing games so this one I’m sure they will enjoy. Thanks!

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Fun way to mix ages and review. Thanks!

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Love this idea. Can’t wait to try it!

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Love this program!! Thanks so much!

Missy

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So fun! My reading buddies would love this.

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Great

francine

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I’m excited to start this activity with my children!!!

Sally Chancellor

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That looks like a fun game! I think all three of my kiddos will enjoy it :)

Dawn Gierman

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Do you have a game board that looks like it can be used for older children? This looks like it is very appropriate and fun for k-3.

Robin E.

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Great question, Dawn!

We have a number of activities that are appropriate for older children. Check out our Resources page! If you let me know what age range you have and what sort of activities you are looking for, I can help direct you to specific downloads.

Rachael

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Looks like a very good way to teach kids the basics! Wish I had this when I was a kid.

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Awesome! The kids will love this.

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This looks awesome!

Thanks for this downloadable game. My kids are going to love it!

Lisa

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Looks like a lot of fun!

mendy

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Looks so engaging

Joyce

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A fun way to revise the phonograms. Thank you for sharing.
Another fun way is to go outside and on a path or driveway or some suitable safe place, draw a big square divided into nine smaller squares. With chalk, write a phonogram in each smaller square, then have your child jump in the square containing the phonogram you call out.

Robin E.

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I love your idea, Joyce! What a fun mix of phonogram review and hopscotch play! Thank you for sharing this great review activity.

Serena

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My kids love bingo type games. I’m sure this will be a hit.

Jacki

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Games always strengthen and help retain learning! Even games like Jeopardy! Any more I lack the creativity to come up with games on my own, so seeing something like this is awesome! Thank you!

Robin E.

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You are so right, Jacki! I hope you enjoy this one a lot!

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I’ll pass this along, Yolanda! I know they’ll love hearing that their work is appreciated. 😊

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This looks like something my kindergartner would love!

Robin E.

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Let us know if your kindergartner does enjoy this game, Meredith!

Deborah Bown

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Looks like learned by made fun. Awesome.

Heather Smith

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This looks like so much fun! Thank you!

Kim

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This looks really fun!

My kids will enjoy this, thank you!

Noel M

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Looks like a fun way to learn the basics.

Lynn

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I can’t wait to try this my K student. I like how this can be adjusted

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