15 May 2013 ~ 4 Comments

DIY Phonics Flip Board

How to make your own Phonics flip board.

What you need:

  • Spiral bound Note book
  • Pens
  • Scissors

How to construct:

  • Turn the book landscape with the spirals at the top.
Spiral Bound Notebook

Spirals at the top

  • Split the book into  3 equal sized columns and cut the columns all the way to the top.


3 columns cut equally

3 columns cut equally

  • Write all the consonants on the 1st and 3rd columns.
  • Write all the vowels on the middle column.
  • Write the sounds in the order your child is learning them, according to their school / home program you are using.
  • If you do not have an order, you can use the following order of sounds that I use to teach my students. It follows the Linguistic Phonics order of sounds:-

Columns 1 and 3

Write these sounds in this order in the 1st and 3rd column.

s, t, p, n, m, c, f, r, d, h, g, k, b, j, v, x, l, w, y, z

Column 2 (Middle) 

Write these sounds on the middle column

a, i, o, u, e

Games to play

Simple word building

Use the chart to build simple words like cat, pin etc.

Building the word sit

Building the word sat

Rhyming games

Make rhyming words by changing the first letter. This teaches your child that the end sounds stays the same in rhyming words.

Rhyming game

Rhyming game

Change the 1st letter to make a rhyming pair

Change the 1st letter to make a rhyming pair


Nonsense words

Just make any 3 letter combinations and have fun trying to say them. eg: fub

Explore vowel sounds

Change the middel vowel to see what new words you can make.

Vowel Exploration

Vowel Exploration


Change the vowel

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4 Responses to “DIY Phonics Flip Board”

  1. anusha 8 September 2013 at 10:01 pm Permalink

    excellent. 1000 thanks

  2. Susan 11 September 2013 at 4:12 am Permalink

    Great idea! Thanks. More please!

  3. adm 3 October 2013 at 4:11 pm Permalink

    Good idea

  4. Margaret 8 November 2016 at 3:15 pm Permalink

    Fab idea for low cost way of supporting basic reading thank you

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