Jolly Phonics

Group 1

S: Weave hand in an s shape, like a snake, and say ssssss.

a: Wiggle fingers above elbow as if ants crawling on you and say a,a, a.

t: Turn head from side to side as if watching tennis and say t, t, t.

i: Pretend to be a mouse by wriggling fingers at end of noise and squeak i, i, i.

p: Pretend to puff out candles and say p, p, p.

n: Make a noise, as if you are a plane – hold arms out and say nnnnnn.

Group 2

ck: Raise hands and snap fingers as if playing castanets and say ck, ck, ck.

e: Pretend to tap an egg on the side of a pan and crack it into the pan, saying eh, eh, eh.

h: Hold hand in front of mouth panting as if you are shaking out of breath and say h, h, h

r: Pretend to be a puppy holding a piece of rag, shaking head from side to side, and say rrrrrr.

m: Rub tummy as if seeing tasty food and say mmmmmm.

d: Beat hands up and down as if playing a drum and say d, d, d.

Group 3

g: Spiral hand down, as if water going down the drain, and say g, g, g.

o: Pretend to turn light switch on and off and say o, o, o, o.

u: Pretend to be putting up an umbrella and say u, u, u.

l: Pretend to lick a lollipop and say l, l, l, l, l, l.

f: Let hands gently come together as if toy fish deflating, and say f, f, f, f, f, f.

b: Pretend to hit a ball with a bat and say b, b, b.

Group 4

ai: Cup hand over ear and say ai, ai, ai

j: Pretend to wobble on a plate and say j, j, j.

oa: Bring hand over mouth as if you have done something wrong and say oh!

ie: Stand to attention and salute, saying ie ie.

ee or: Put hands on head as if ears on a donkey and say eeyore, eeyore.

Group 5

z: Put arms out at sides and pretend to be a bee, saying zzzzzz.

w: Blow on to open hand, as if you are the wind, and say wh, wh, wh.

ng: Imagine you are a weightlifter, and pretend to lift a heavy weight above your head, saying ng

v: Pretend to be holding the steering wheel of a van and say vvvvvv.

oo OO: Move head back and forth as if it is the cuckoo in a cuckoo clock, saying u, oo; u, oo (Little and long oo).

Group 6

y: Pretend to be eating a yoghurt and say y, y, y.

x: Pretend to take an x-ray of someone with an x-ray gun and say ks, ks, ks.

ch: Move arms at sides as if you are a train and say ch, ch, ch.

sh: Place index finger of lips and say sh sh sh.

th th: Pretend to be naughty clowns and stick out tongue a little for the th, and further for the th sounds (this and thumb).

Group 7

qu: Make a duck´s beak with your hands and say qu, qu, qu.

ou: Pretend your finger is a needle and prick thumb saying ou, ou, ou.

oi: Cup hands around mouth and shout to another boat saying oi! Ship ahoy!

ue: Point to people around you and say you, you, you.

er: Roll hands over each other like a mixer and say er er er.

ar: Flap hands as if a seal, and say ar, ar, ar. (US English).