When your kindergarten child begins to show readiness to read, then phonics is a great place to start. You might have already decided to begin solely with phonics, or you might be starting with a blend of phonics and sight words. Either way, we've got a ton of free reading worksheets, games, printables and activities you can use to teach your child to read.
If you're looking for a comprehensive reading program check out our 36-Week Kindergarten Reading Program. This reading curriculum provides you with everything you need to teach your child to read. Structured over a 4-day/week program you’ll cover phonics, digraphs, blends, sight words, grammar, and writing. Hands-on activities keep your child engaged and learning with little to no-prep required.
R.E.A.D. Curriculum Notebook
- 4 Days a Week over 36 Weeks
- One Word Family per week
- 2-3 Sight Words per week
- Beginning Blends cycle every fifth week
- 60-page Interactive Grammar Notebook
- Weekly Writing Prompts
- Science Sequencing & Drawing Activities
- Daily Warm-Up Activities
Free Kindergarten Phonics Worksheets
Our free phonics worksheets for kindergarten are organized by word family. These specific word families have been chosen to help your kindergarten students sound out the short vowel sounds, as well as identify common pairings they are likely to see during their kindergarten year. For each collection, you'll find read and color activity sheets, cut & paste making words, handwriting worksheets, phonics early readers and more!
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If you are ready to move to long vowel sounds be sure to check out our First Grade Phonics Worksheets on our sister site.
Free Phonics Printables
Here is a peek at the types of Free Phonics Printables we've made available to you! These are available for all of the listed word families above, simply click each picture to get started!
Phonics Charts & Build a Word
Introduce your students to the new word family by providing this simple easy read chart that can double as a coloring page. Each sheet features the word family written across the top, and a variety of pictures and words that rhyme below. Students can practice reading the rhyming words, and you can hang the chart near your student's workstation. We've also created some fun, hands-on, "Build a Word" activity sheets that will have your students spelling each set of word family words. We've provided printable letter tiles or you can use this set with your own plastic letters.
Phonics Handwriting Worksheets & Flashcards
Students can work on their handwriting with these free printable phonics handwriting worksheets. Each worksheet features a single word family and multiple opportunities to write and spell the words. Additionally, for extra reading practice, we've created these free phonics flashcards that can be used for phonics games or review activities.
Free Phonics Early Readers
To finish out their learning, students can put their new reading skills to the test with these free printables phonics minibooks. Each minibook reader prints on a single sheet of paper and with some creative folding, turns into a hand-held booklet that is just right for your kindergarten students. Each page the minibook features a picture prompt as well as a word for students to practice reading on their own.
Looking for more? Check out our complete Kindergarten Reading Program!
Kindergarten Reading Curriculum:
Ready, Eager, Able and Determined to READ! This 36-week curriculum provides you with everything you need to teach your child to read. Structured over a 4-day/week program you’ll cover phonics, digraphs, blends, sight words, grammar, and writing. Hands-on activities keep your child engaged and learning with little to no-prep required.