Whether you’re working on simple CVC words, digraphs, blends or R-influenced words, these playful Phonics 4 in a Row games are a must-play.

Kids love them so much that they actually ASK to play again!

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Getting Ready

Prepping this phonics game was quick and easy!

I printed the sheets on bright paper to give them a fun pop of color and we were ready to go.

(Prep doesn’t get much simpler than that, does it?!)

Phonics 4 in a Row Game

This game has quickly become my daughter, Avery’s, FAVORITE so she was super excited when I pulled out a new sheet.

To play, we each grabbed a different colored marker and took turns picking a word.

We read our word out loud, crossed it off on our sheet and Avery wrote it down on her record sheet so she’d get plenty of spelling practice.

The most exciting part of this phonics game was the strategizing we had to do to try and block our opponent from claiming four words in a row.

There was A LOT of back and forth but in the end, Avery managed to beat me with a sneaky diagonal move…

After her victory, she asked if we could play again. Of course!

Sneak learning is the best, don’t you think?!

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  1. Thank you for sharing the ideas and 4 in a row game. ? I am going to use the colour coding for literacy and numeracy. ?

  2. Hi. These look really fun. Do you know why I can’t get the blue button to download them?

    1. Hi Sue,
      When you click the blue “Download Here” button, a pop-up should open. You can try checking to make sure your browser isn’t blocking pop-ups from the site or try using a different browser. If you happen to be attempting the download at school, your district’s web filter may be blocking the pop-up. Let me know if you’re not able to get the games!
      Sarah // Playdough to Plato Team

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