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Challenge your child’s phonics skills with our exclusive Extra Challenge Phonics Worksheets designed for ages 6-8. These engaging worksheets provide a fantastic way to improve reading and writing abilities, focusing on phonetic patterns, vowel sounds, and letter recognition. Perfect for young learners ready to advance their literacy skills, our worksheets offer a diverse range of fun, educational activities that capture their interest and make learning enjoyable. With vibrant illustrations and thoughtfully curated tasks, each worksheet helps children build a strong foundation in phonics. Discover the key to mastering phonics with our specially crafted resources today!


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Flying Planes Worksheet
Flying Planes Worksheet

Flying Planes Worksheet

Adding the -ing suffix to verbs is a breeze with this fun worksheet! Colorful planes help your child spot the correct spelling of words that end in consonants - double the consonant, add -ing! Kids can compare correctly and incorrectly spelled words, giving them a better understanding of how the word looks correctly. Download the free PDF and get spelling!
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Choose the Right Spelling Worksheet
Choose the Right Spelling Worksheet

Choose the Right Spelling Worksheet

Can your kids spell? Even champions can benefit from this educational worksheet. Start with basic words, then ask your child to say each word aloud. Help them circle the correct spelling for each.
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Let's Look for Consonants Worksheet
Let's Look for Consonants Worksheet

Let's Look for Consonants Worksheet

Help kids learn consonants and words that start with them. Ask them to recite the alphabet, then explain consonants are all letters but the 5 vowels. Use the worksheet to ask them to circle items without a consonant. Emphasize that's 21 consonants.
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The Long I Maze Reading Worksheet
The Long I Maze Reading Worksheet

The Long I Maze Reading Worksheet

Help your child learn phonics to help them read. Show them the difference between long and short "i" sounds. Guide them as they use a pencil to trace words with the long "i:" sound in the "Help the Boy in the Picture" worksheet exercise. This will help them find the kite in the picture.
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Find Hens Nest Reading Worksheet
Find Hens Nest Reading Worksheet

Find Hens Nest Reading Worksheet

Learning the short and long «e» sound can be tricky for kids just starting to learn the alphabet. Make it fun with this worksheet: it leads your kindergarten child to a hen's nest by following words with the short «e» sound. They'll be able to identify words with the sound by the end of the exercise.
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Words with Sound N Reading Worksheet
Words with Sound N Reading Worksheet

Words with Sound N Reading Worksheet

Young readers will love the colourful pictures and simple sight words on this download worksheet. They can trace their way through the maze as they help the cute squirrel reach his acorns, finding words with the sound "n" as they go. It's a fun way to work on reading skills - they won't even realise they're learning!
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Words with sound j Reading Worksheet
Words with sound j Reading Worksheet

Words with sound j Reading Worksheet

Don't be fooled: The letter J sounds like G in this letter sounds maze! Kids will enjoy helping Jack find Jill by listening to beginning sounds and tracing a path to the exit. Choose words that start with the letter J sound to complete the challenging maze!
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Make a New Word Worksheet
Make a New Word Worksheet

Make a New Word Worksheet

Young readers and writers can enhance their skills with this fun PDF worksheet. They'll trace letters to create new words and feel like super readers and writers after finding six words. They'll also practice building words with the "all" word family.
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Let's Make New Words Worksheet
Let's Make New Words Worksheet

Let's Make New Words Worksheet

This fun and colorful downloadable worksheet is perfect for helping young readers to build confidence and practice their skills. They'll circle the letters to magically make new words, while developing fine motor skills. It'll be so much fun, they won't even realize they're honing their reading skills!
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What Is the Rime? Worksheet
What Is the Rime? Worksheet

What Is the Rime? Worksheet

Kids will love this PDF worksheet that boosts their reading skills and fine motor skills as they trace the correct rimes for each picture. Knowing onset and rime is key to decoding and fluency, and this worksheet makes it fun! They won't even know they're learning and will be asking for more.
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Peter Piper Alliteration Worksheet
Peter Piper Alliteration Worksheet

Peter Piper Alliteration Worksheet

Kids love tongue twisters! This worksheet familiarizes them with alliteration through Peter Piper, a beloved nursery rhyme. They underline words that start with the same letter sound, learning to recognize alliteration.
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Long I, O, U words worksheet
Long I, O, U words worksheet

Long I, O, U Words Worksheet

This fun phonics worksheet has your child race the tortoise and hare to the finish line. Find all the long vowel sounds to win! It'll help your child's recognition of long I, O, and U words without him realizing it!
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Printable nursery rhyme: Rub a Dub Dub
Printable nursery rhyme: Rub a Dub Dub

Rub a Dub Dub Printable

Delight your child and foster early reading skills with this printable nursery rhyme, Rub a Dub Dub! Let your little reader select the three men in the tub and practice important reading comprehension skills.
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Baa Baa Black Sheep printable worksheet
Baa Baa Black Sheep printable worksheet

Baa Baa Black Sheep Printable

Jumpstart your child's reading skills with this printable Baa Baa Black Sheep worksheet! Recite the lines with them, then have them select the pictures associated with the poem to test comprehension. Fun and educational!
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Phonics for Kids | Long Vowel Sound I | PDF Worksheet 1
Phonics for Kids | Long Vowel Sound I | PDF Worksheet 1

Long Vowel Sound I Worksheet

Learning long vowels is essential to becoming a good reader. Ask your child to distinguish between the long and short I vowel sounds. Remind them that the long I says its name, while the short I doesn't. With this fun printable phonics worksheet, your kid can practice writing and spelling while helping a dog find his way through a maze. Check out our phonics worksheets for more learning activities.
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Phonics for Kids | Short Vowel Sound I | PDF Worksheet 1
Phonics for Kids | Short Vowel Sound I | PDF Worksheet 1

Short Vowel Sound I Worksheet

This free printable phonics worksheet will get your kid prepped for reading! It's a maze to help the dog complete the word “zip” with the missing letter I. Have your kid say the word aloud to learn the I sound. It's a great way to practice reading, writing and spelling skills. Check out here for more phonics worksheets!
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Phonics for Kids | Long Vowel Sound O | PDF Worksheet 1
Phonics for Kids | Long Vowel Sound O | PDF Worksheet 1

Long Vowel Sound O Worksheet

Help the goat find her missing O! Guide your little learner through this fun maze to help the goat get its vowel sound back. Make phonics learning engaging and enjoyable with this free printable worksheet.
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Phonics for Kids | Short Vowel Sound E | PDF Worksheet 1
Phonics for Kids | Short Vowel Sound E | PDF Worksheet 1

Short Vowel Sound E Worksheet

This free printable phonics worksheet helps kids learn the short vowel sound E. Kids need to help the dog complete the word “hen” by finding their way through a maze. It teaches kids to see the connection between letters and sounds and also strengthens their writing and spelling skills. Fun and educational, this phonics worksheet is great for kids. Want more? Check out here.
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Phonics for Kids | Short Vowel Sound O | PDF Worksheet 1
Phonics for Kids | Short Vowel Sound O | PDF Worksheet 1

Short Vowel Sound O Worksheet

Help your child learn the short vowel sound O with this fun and free printable phonics worksheet! They'll need to complete the maze to help the dog finish the word "fox" with the missing letter O. Engage their fine motor muscles while they color or trace the maze with crayon or pencil. This educational activity is sure to bring a smile to your little learner's face! For more phonics worksheets, check here.
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Phonics for Kids | Long Vowel Sound A | PDF Worksheet 1
Phonics for Kids | Long Vowel Sound A | PDF Worksheet 1

Long Vowel Sound A Worksheet

Teach your young learner about the long vowel A with this colorful free printable phonics worksheet. The long vowel A says its name while the short vowel A does not. Complete the worksheet by tracing the root to the toy train and helping the dog by filling in the missing letter A. Have them practice writing and spelling with phonics while having fun!
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Phonics for Kids | Short Vowel Sound U | PDF Worksheet 2
Phonics for Kids | Short Vowel Sound U | PDF Worksheet 2

Short Vowel Sound U Worksheet

Practice abc phonics to help young learners link sounds to letters. This free printable phonics worksheet helps your kid learn the short vowel sound U. Guide them through the maze to help the dog complete the word "sun". Make sure they say the word out loud to emphasize the short U sound. Check out more phonics worksheets with mazes here.
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Phonics is a foundational component of learning to read, involving the relationship between sounds (phonemes) and their corresponding letters or groups of letters (graphemes). Extra Challenge Phonics for ages 6-8 offers extended and engaging activities that assist young learners in mastering these crucial skills during a critical period of their development. Parents and teachers should care deeply about these extra challenges because they not only reinforce what children learn in the classroom but also provide opportunities for differentiated instruction tailored to each child’s unique pace and level.

Extra Challenge Phonics activities immerse children in dynamic exercises that go beyond basic phonics. By moving into more complex and varied tasks, children enhance their decoding abilities, spelling skills, and overall reading fluency. This, in turn, builds their confidence and fosters a genuine love for reading.

Moreover, these activities make phonics fun, using games, puzzles, and creative assignments that transform learning into an enjoyable adventure. Engaging students in such ways can help avert boredom and encourage sustained interest and concentration, which are pivotal for deeper learning retention. Finally, involving parents in these activities for support at home bridges the gap between school and home learning environments ensuring a more cohesive educational experience.