10 Best Free Online Phonics Games

Online phonics games is a website dedicated to help teachers and parents make learning to read fun by using online phonics games and other interactive phonics resources. There are lots of paid resources online but my site is a collection of the very best free online phonics games that I can find. It is also a collection of the best phonics songs, information about what phonics is and includes a phonics glossary.  If you know of anymore online phonics games that you think should be included, please let me know by getting in touch on our contact page so I can test it out.

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1) Learn a phonics sound: (Phase 2-5)

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Phonics Difficulty: Hard

Best for: Everything!

How to play: Play a series of 7 or 8 games in a row to practice the phonics sound you would like to learn. Choose from Phase 2 phonics games, Phase 3 phonics games, Phase 4 phonics games and Phase 5 phonics games.

‘The best way to practice or even learn a sound’

2)Phonics Picture Matching:


Phonics Difficulty: Hard

Best for: Word comprehension.

How to play: Drag the correct word to the picture and watch as each word is sounded out and blended together if you get the answer right!

‘They have an ‘easy’ version of this game too with just 1 picture to match’

3) Sound Buttoning Phonics Game:

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Phonics Difficulty: Medium

Best for: Segmenting and blending.

How to play: An interactive way to practice sound buttoning skills. Drag the sound button underneath each letter. A dot is for single letter sounds, short line is a digraph, long line is a trigraph and the curve line is for a split digraph!

‘Only game of its kind for teaching sound buttoning’

4) Deep Sea Phonics

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Phonics Difficulty: Choose Easy, Medium or Hard

Best for: Spelling.

How to play: Listen to the word and pick sounds from the list displayed to spell the word.

‘The best spelling game I have found.’

5) Alien Words:


Phonics Difficulty: Hard

Best for: Pseudo words.

How to play: Read each word that appears on the screen. Drag real words into the book and alien/pseudo words to Albee for him to eat!

‘Great practice for the Phonics Screening Check’

 6) Find the Phonics Sound Game:


Phonics Difficulty: Easy

Best for: Sound recognition.

How to play: Listen to which phonetic sound you have to find and click all the circles with that sound in.

‘Best game for beginners’

7) Interactive Phonics Bingo:


Phonics Difficulty: Medium

Best for: Spelling.

How to play: Print off the bingo cards pdf and then ‘click’ pull to reveal new words, first one to complete their card wins!

‘Makes reading words fun and a whole class activity’

8) Phonics Hangman:


Phonics Difficulty: Medium

Best for: Segmenting and blending.

How to play: Look at the picture and drag the correct sound into the word to finish the word. Then watch as it gets sounded out and read back to you!

‘Love that the word is segmented and blended back to you’

9) Obb and Bob Phonics Game:


Phonics Difficulty: Medium

Best for: Pseudo words.

How to play: Click for a ‘snack’ and feed the alien words to Obb and the real words to Bob.

‘Another good game for practicing pseudo words.’

10) Pirate Phonics Spelling:


Phonics Difficulty: Choose Easy, Medium or Hard

Best for: Spelling.

How to play: Listen to the word and pick from the choice of sounds to spell the word.

‘Another great spelling game.’

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