Teaching Resource

Food-Themed Syllable Puzzle

PDF | 7 pages|Grades: F - 1

A fun food-themed phonics activity for lower years that helps to develop syllable recognition.

Use this teaching resource in the classroom when teaching and learning how to recognise sounds and syllables in spoken words.

This phonics activity is ideal to use in small groups during English groups or as a warm-up activity.

  • Laminate and cut each food puzzle along the dotted lines.
  • Mix up the pieces and place them face-up on a table.
  • Ask your students to take it in turns to select from the puzzle pieces to construct a word.
  • Encourage your students to clap and sound out each syllable.

  Australian Curriculum alignment

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Mary-Anne Glynatsis

I would like to see more words and pictures split in this format.

Mary-Anne Glynatsis · Dec 6th, 2020

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Paul (Teach Starter) · Dec 7th, 2020

Olle Cooper

This is a great fun activity. I will print out and use it in my class.Thank you.

Olle Cooper · Jan 9th, 2020

Scott (Teach Starter)

Thanks for your feedback, Olle! Please let us know how it goes with your students. All the best fo the year ahead!

Scott (Teach Starter) · Jan 10th, 2020

Resource Updates

  • The syllable splits have been adjusted.

    Fix by Paul (Teach Starter) Oct 28th, 2020

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