253

“Swatting Phonograms” – A Fun Phonogram Activity

Looking for a fun way to review phonograms? “Swatting Phonograms” is a fantastic hands-on activity that your child will love! It’s fast paced, engaging … and just a little bit gross. Perfect!

click to download Swatting Phonograms

Instructions for “Swatting Phonograms”

  1. Download and print the swatter and bug cards.
  2. Cut out and assemble the swatter and laminate for added durability.
  3. Cut out the phonogram cards for the level you wish to play.
  4. Start swatting phonograms!

Playing “Swatting Phonograms”

Arrange a selection of bug phonograms on the floor or table. (This might be the only time you don’t mind having bugs on your kitchen table!) Be sure to select only the phonograms that your child has learned.

Say the name and/or sound of a phonogram and have your child find the phonogram and “swat” it with the swatter.

Keep going until all the phonograms have been swatted. Repeat any phonograms that your child had trouble with.

More Fun with Your Swatter

There is no limit to the fun that you can have with your swatter. Here are three more ideas:

  1. Scatter your bug cards around the room. Say the names and let your child run around the room to find and swat the phonograms. Turn up the fun a notch by timing each attempt!
  2. Reverse roles. Let your child take a turn at dictating the names or the sounds of the phonogram cards while you swat them.
  3. Need to review word cards instead of phonograms? Play the game with a selection of word cards from your child’s reading or spelling review box.

Can you think of more fun ways to use your swatter? Leave a comment!

___________________________________
Photo credit: Elaine from Humble Dwelling

Share This:

< Previous Post  Next Post >

Leave a Reply

Sarah

says:

I plan on using this activity this year with my very active 6 year old.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

I hope your 6-year-old has a lot of fun with it, Sarah!

Shannon

says:

The interactive games suggested are great for keeping my active son engaged.

Stacey

says:

Definately a fun idea – I love the Kinesthetic learner appeal with this activity!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Stacey,
This activity is very active and fun for most all students!

Michelle

says:

My kids loved this game!

Michelle

says:

We definitely don’t play this game enough! My kiddos love this game! Need to bring it back for my younger ones!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

I’m glad to hear your kids love this game, Michelle!

Jill

says:

We played this, and it was a lot of fun.

Neelie

says:

I love this idea and will be printing it off now!

Kelly Gear

says:

This one is fun even for my kiddos who don’t like to do the activities!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Great to hear, Kelly!

Amber Ruiz

says:

This is such a good idea. My daughter is going to love this!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Thank you, Amber! I hope your daughter has lots of fun (and learns lots too) with this very active activity.

Isabel C

says:

love all the ideas that make reading fun and reinforce learning!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Thank you, Isabel!

Melinda Kishbaugh

says:

This is such a fun idea! Why don’t I ever think if these things?

Jray Jhones

says:

What a fun idea! Thanks!

Dianne

says:

What a great idea! I love keeping it fun and engaging!

Carly Nelson

says:

We love all the games I. This program but haven’t done this one yet. I think we’ll do this on Monday!

Amanda

says:

Love how interactive this program is!! I think it’s just what my son needs to enjoy and love reading

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Thank you, Amanda! We try to make it as fun as possible!

Lindsay

says:

Such a fun game! Thank you for always making reading and learning fun!

Alexandria

says:

Such fun ideas! Can’t wait to try them out!

Bethany

says:

This looks so fun! Thanks!

Heather Helvie

says:

This is so fun! Thank you for this!

Ashley Yount

says:

We love this game! My boys think squashing bugs is super entertaining! 😋

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Great to hear your boys enjoy this, Ashley!

Gloria

says:

My grandchild is 12 can i use the same for himhe is Dislexic and as a speech problem

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Gloria,
Yes! All About Reading and All About Spelling have been used successfully with teens and even adult learners! You may find our Using All About Spelling with Older Students blog post helpful. Also, check out our Dyslexia Resources page.

Angela Crase

says:

This looks like fun! Finding ways to hook the child’s attention is critical.

Sharla Miller

says:

I love this idea and will definitely be trying it out!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Wonderful, Sharla! I hope your student or students have lots of fun reviewing with this very active activity!

Joy

says:

My daughter loves this game!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Glad to hear it, Joy!

Susan H

says:

Love this idea! Thanks!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

You’re welcome, Susan!

Glenda

says:

This looks like a ton of fun! I think I would use it to have my grandson swat the card for the correct spelling of the word when I use a phonogram.
Or we might have a spelling bee. He could splat down incorrect spellings like the judges hit their buzzers for wrong answers on some reality shows.
Alternatively, we could rain down “Splat-slime ” (made of paper) on each other when all the spellings are correct!

Melinda

says:

Looks like so much fun!

Angela C

says:

just down load this game to play with a 6 year old and 3 year old love games two levels can play at same time.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

I understand, Angela! It was always extra nice when I could find review games that allowed my children to each review on their own level. I hope you and your children have lots of fun swatting!

Hayle

says:

Love this! Im sure my son would enjoy this. Thank you so much for all the free learning resources!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

You’re welcome, Hayle! I hope your son has lots of fun with this!

Paula Eisenhauer

says:

I am working with my grandson with AAR level 1 and we have done this activity. It is one of his favorites! He asks to play it frequently. I adapted it a little by printing blank bugs and laminating the pages and we write with dry erase markers the sight words and words he needs to review for a change of pace.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

What a clever way to make a favorite activity easy to do again and again, Paula! Thanks for sharing this idea.