Wayzley Academy

Paint Chip Phonics

Posted by: justakrazymom on: October 24, 2009

I’ve been looking for another way to help Jadziah with her phonics and Declan with his spelling.. I think I found it. Paint Chip Phonics.. you can see a great version of it at Snail’s Trail. After you check that post look around..it’s an amazing blog! Here’s another example Satori Smiles. As always I looked.. thought.. then tweaked.

I love the paint chips..BUT we didn’t have the ones with the cut outs.. so we got the big ones, I made a template and cut my own openings. I wanted big ole openings and letters. I also decided NOT to use the 2nd set of chips( with the beginnings). Instead I made my own on the word processor. I wanted to be able to laminate, and store them easier. Afterall I have lots of little hands that will be using them!

So.. here is the finished product…

I punched holes and put a ring thru so everything stays together.

All the paint chips:

on those 34 chips I wrote:

  • ag
  • ab
  • ail
  • ain
  • ack
  • ake
  • am
  • an
  • ank
  • ap
  • all
  • at
  • ay
  • eed
  • ell
  • est
  • ew
  • ick
  • ight
  • ill
  • ine
  • ing
  • ink
  • ip
  • ob
  • og
  • ore
  • ot
  • out
  • ow
  • uck
  • um
  • unk
  • y

Here are  the cards with all the beginning sounds:

this is what is on those:


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


  • bl
  • cl
  • fl
  • gl
  • pl
  • sl
  • br
  • cr
  • dr
  • fr
  • gr
  • pr
  • tr
  • sc
  • sk
  • sp
  • st
  • sm
  • sn
  • sw
  • spl
  • spr
  • str
  • squ


  • ch
  • wh
  • th
  • sh
  • ph
  • thr
  • shr

Here ( 4shared) is where you can download the PDF file if you chose to do them the way I did.

Here that are “in use”

The almost 6 year old has already gotten her hands on them and said “I like this mom” very high praise from her believe me!

I already received a question I think I need to post here..

Q:These are cool…how did you cut out the hole???


A:I just used my slide cutter.. Lifting the cutting blade up when I didn’t want it cut and pushing it down when I did. I made one chip then used that as a template, traced the shape on every other chip then cut. It didn’t take long and they came out well I think.

5 Responses to "Paint Chip Phonics"

I don’t know how you do it, but you always improve on EVERYTHING! Your children don’t know how blessed they are.

The phonics cards look wonderful~ As does everything you set your hands to do. I look forward to an update once you have used these for a while!

Those are great. I am totally making something like this!

These are brilliant! Thanks for sharing.

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