FUNetic Farm Phonics
A Phonics-based Early Literacy Program
The FUNetic Farm is the animal alphabet that children love to sound, sign, sing, spell and eventually read! With this system, children are joyfully engaged in the learning process! This enables them to learn quicker, remember longer and progress faster!
This multi-sensory, phonics-based method uses cute animal visuals, music, movement, American Sign Language finger spelling, lots of hands-on activities, and FUN to help emergent readers develop early literacy skills and find joy in learning to read.
My students love the FUNetic Farm Characters and the lively FUNetic Farm songs. Each letter of the alphabet has an Animal Alphabet friend (flashcard) and song to introduce the letter and its sound.
Please note: these are all digital products.
All FUNetic Farm products (shown below) can be purchased at my store on TeachersPayTeachers.
Once purchased, digital files will need to be copied (preferably on card stock). I recommend laminating them to make them more durable. Please remember that these items are copyrighted and are to be used only by the purchaser. Permission is granted to make copies for your own classroom or family but are not to be shared with others unless additional licenses are purchased. Thank you for your honesty!
For a short video introduction, please scroll to the end of this page (below list of products). Thanks!
Phonics Intro Kit Includes:
*26 FUNetic Farm Animal Alphabet Phonics Songs (mp3 files) + *26 Animal Alphabet Phonics Songs – Short versions for quick review (mp3 files)
*26 Music Demo Videos: “Teaching the FUNetic Farm Sounds, Signs and Songs” (Download Link)
*Animal Alphabet Wallchart/Small Flashcards and Activity Guide
*ASL signing chart
*Phonics Instruction Guide and Sample Teaching Plan
You will be amazed at how quickly and easily children learn with the FUNetic Farm Phonics-based, Early Literacy program. FUNetic Farm is the Animal Alphabet children love to SOUND, SIGN, SING, SPELL and READ!
*Animal Alphabet Flashcards – Large Classroom Version (for daily review). These cards include the FUNetic Farm animal alphabet characters (animals with letters on one side and letters only on the other side). The cards also include song lyrics on one side and teacher directions for kinesthetic movement on the other side. Each card is 8.5 x 11 inches.
Help emergent readers learn the phonetic sounds of letters in a fun and engaging way with these two “Sound Match” Phonics games called “Pin-It” and “Sort-It.”
In “Pin-It” students put a small clothes pin or paperclip on the phonics pictures that begin with the letter shown on the animal alphabet character.
In “Sort-It” students sort the phonics pictures under the appropriate letter (according to the first letter sound). There are 26 playing cards in “Pin-It.” In “Sort-It” there are 26 letter cards with four phonics pictures to each card. Both games include complete instructions.
26 Paper bag puppets
26 Stick Puppets(faces)
26 Stick Puppets (bodies)
7 Sock Puppets
111 Puppet patterns total!
Ideas for literacy games, activities and songs to do with puppets. Lots of easy ideas for decorating puppet masterpieces.
Each page spotlights a letter of the alphabet. These activity sheets give students (PreK – K) the opportunity to trace letters and cut and paste phonics pictures to match the first letter sounds. There are 2 sets of 26 activity sheets in this set (one for each letter of the alphabet). The sets are almost identical except that the second set includes the words to describe each phonics picture.
Phonics Activity Sheets I can be followed up with Phonics Activity Sheets II.
Phonics Activity Sheets II – Rap.Write.Circle – First Letter Sounds a – z by FUNetic Farm.
Each page spotlights a letter of the alphabet and a FUNetic Farm animal. At the top of each activity sheet students (Prek – K) will find letters and characters for a “rap song.” Children are then given opportunity to trace, copy and write the letter and finally to circle the pictures that begin with the highlighted letter. There are 2 sets of 26 activity sheets in this set (one for each letter of the alphabet). The sets are almost identical except that the second set includes the words to describe each phonics picture.
Help children learn the phonetic sounds of letters (a-z) in a fun and engaging way with FUNetic Farm Card Games.
Games Included: 1. Concentration 2. What’s Missing? 3. Go Fish 4. Old Farmer (like Old Maid)
General Instructions: Sheets should be printed on white card stock then cut into individual cards. To protect against wear and tear, I recommend laminating the cards as well. Specific instructions for each game are included.
There are four card decks included: I. lowercase letters with animals II. lowercase – letters only III. uppercase letters with animals IV. uppercase letters only. Start with deck I. (the lowercase letters with animals) then move to deck II. (lowercase letters only). After children master the lowercase letters, do the same with the uppercase letters.
Since the main purpose of these games is to help students learn the phonetic SOUND of each letter, have students refer to each card by the SOUND of the letter on it (rather than by the name of the letter or the name of the animal). Studies have proven that, when teaching emergent readers, it’s more effective to teach them the letter SOUNDS first. By doing so, you are giving them the keys to unlock the code and eventually read. You will be amazed at how quickly, easily and JOYfully children learn. After students learn the sounds of letters, you can begin teaching the letter names.
This FUNetic Farm Bingo game is a great way to help children learn the phonetic sounds of letters in a fun a fun and engaging way! This is a classroom size bingo set with 50 unique playing cards (25 with animal alphabet letters and 25 with letters only). There are also 26 calling cards and detailed instructions included.
Say the Sounds Bingo is played like a traditional bingo game, with a slight variation: The caller selects a drawing card and calls out the phonetic SOUND of the letter on the card (not the letter name and not the name of the animal). Once children master letter sounds, then play the game using letter names.
Word building is a Montessori Inspired activity that helps emergent readers develop essential reading skills (encoding, decoding, analyzing and blending). It’s a fun, “hands-on” method that keeps emergent readers actively engaged in the learning process.
This resource includes all of the materials needed to teach your students how to do Word Building. Word Building I focuses on VCV words in the following word families: an, at, en, et, ig, og, ox, ug.
Included in this resource:
*Detailed Teaching Instruction Guide (14 pages)
*Class Word Building Materials (16 pages)
*Individual Word Building Materials (32 pages)
*Word Building Worksheets (16 pages)
*List of Common Core State Standards for Kindergarten &First Grade that Word Building is aligned with.
*Word Building Pocket Chart Instructions (step by step w/ pictures)
*Magnetic Movable Alphabet Tray Instructions w/pictures
*Introduction to Sentence Building
For special instructions on how this word building unit can be used in your literacy center, click here: Word Building Instructions.
These 16 Mini Readers are a follow-up to the Word Building I activity set. Each book contains 3 and 4-letter phonetic words only (with very few sight words). They are based on the following word families: an, at, en, et, ig, og, ox, ug.
There are two readers for each word family. The first reader in each set includes one word per page. The second reader in each set includes one or two short sentences per page.
Included in this resource:
*16 Color Mini Readers (Two readers for each of the word families listed above). Color readers are 4.25” x 5.5”.
*16 Front and back covers (one for each Color Mini Phonics Reader (includes word list on back cover).
*16 Black and White versions of the same Mini Readers. These are for students to color, assemble and take home to share with their families. B&W Readers are 2.125” x 2.75”.
*16 Front and back covers (one for each Black and White Mini Phonics Reader (with word list on back cover).
*List of aligned Common Core State Standards for Kindergarten & 1st Grade.
As part of your daily reading routine, have your students say each letter sound, followed by the name of the animal that begins with that sound. To help your students develop early phonics skills and prepare them for reading, be sure to use letter sounds (not letter names) and use short vowel sounds (not long vowels). You will be amazed at how quickly your students will learn the phonetic sounds of the letters. Adding music and movement to the process, will ensure that they learn the letters and sounds even quicker! I recommend enlarging this to poster size.