Tricky Words Bingo Boards

The Jolly Phonics Programme has 72 “Tricky Words”. Tricky words, also known as High Frequency Words (HFW) , are small commonly occurring words in such as “was”, “is” and “their”.They are not phonetically regular so they cannot be sounded out. They are not nouns so a child cannot picture them either. In short,  children need to learn to read these word by sight. Even if you are not following the Jolly Phonics programme these words are critically important for reading fluency.

I have created these small Bingo Cards for Tricky Words 1-10 for  fun way to learn and reinforce learning 🙂

I designed them for use with a Bingo Dauber Pen (below) or a highlighter as a change from counters. Bingo daubers are easy to get and not that expensive either.  I am also fed up of laminating everything and pouches cost a fortune in the large numbers required for classroom use!

Counters can of course be used with my boards. Unifix cubes fit perfectly as would small cubes of Lego.

Tricky Words Bingo 1-10

The Caller Card is also included at the end of the PDF. I will create more of these boards over the coming weeks.

I would love to hear what you think of them so please leave me a comment. Would you like larger boards that can be laminated instead or even as well?

Have fun,

Miss Mernagh 🙂

ps. Clip art by DJinkers


3 thoughts on “Tricky Words Bingo Boards

  1. Melanie Lees says:

    Wow your website is terrific, I just love your blog and am so glad to have found you. I am a foster parent and find that we do tend to do lots of extra school home activities to help our children in catching up with what they need. Your blog has so many useful activities and aids, I am sure I will be visiting more. Thanks for all your generous downloads and school activities.

    • missmernagh says:

      Hi Melanie,
      I am so pleased that you took the time to leave a comment. It was people like you, who want to know how to give extra support to children at home, that inspired me to create a blog! I am passionate about empowering parents to be powerful and positive influences in children’s education.
      I took a quick look at your website. Cute! I just adore your scrapbook kits.
      Please let me know if there are any particular resource or activity that you would like. I am always happy to answer any questions that people have.
      Miss Mernagh 🙂

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