Gingerbread Man themed Jolly Phonics Tricky Words 1-20

I decided to make my Jolly Phonics Tricky Words 1-20 a little more festive in the hope that my Christmas obsessed class might actually do some work!!! Any one else finding it hard to get their class to settle down to work at the moment?

I have created the  flashcards in both full colour and in black and white.  Here are some ideas of how to use them. Snap, Concentration, write the room, a treasure hunt….

Here is a sneak preview of the  Jolly Phonics Tricky Words 1-20 cards!

Here is the Jolly Phonics Tricky Words 1-20 treasure hunt worksheet:

Inspired by Angelia at I have made my own Gingerbread Man Card Game to correspond with Jolly Phonics Tricky Words 1-20. My graphics are all from the Microsoft Website and are only in full colour. You could print the words in black and white and the extra cards in colour if you want to be frugal 😉

Click here to download my coloured cards.

Click here to download my black and white cards.

Please leave a comment if you download my cards. I just love hearing from you.

Have fun and Merry Christmas!

Miss Mernagh 🙂

p.s Gingerbread Man graphics are courtesy of DJInkers

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