Here are some fun and hands-on phonics activities :
Lesson 1 : Using a dry erase board or paper/crayons, state a letter sound and have your LO draw a picture that corresponds to the letter sound dictated. If your LO do not yet know their letter sounds, then you can simply state the letter itself and have them draw a picture that begins with that letter. This is a great activity for kids that love drawing. I even did the reverse and had my LO draw a picture and I had to guess the letter/letter sound.
Lesson 2 : Put toys/toddler friendly items in a brown bag. Have your LO reach into the bag and pick out one item. Have your LO state the beginning letter/beginning or ending letter/sounds of the item theyy picked.
After all the items are out of the bag, have your LO group the items according to the same letter/sounds/syllables.
Lesson 3 : Have a phonics lesson at the grocery store or use food toys you may have at home. "Mommy/Daddy needs something that is red, juicy and grows on trees." (apples). "Mommy is looking for something that is long, bright colored, is a vegetable, and rabbits sometimes eat it." (carrots).
Lesson 4: Do a scavenger hunt/I spy game of toys/toddler friendly items. "I spy something that is begins with a "b", is blue and has legs." " Find me 3 toys that begin with the "b" sound or begins with the letter b. "
Lesson 5: If you have letter stickers, use them for spelling lessons. You can be challenging and spell c a _ and have them find the missing letter using the stickers.
Lesson 6: Fold the paper to make 4 boxes. Right a letter in each box. Have your LO find a sticker that matches the beginning or ending sound of the letter in the box. For example, I put the letter "O" and I asked my son to find a sticker that had the same beginning sound. He found an octopus.
Enjoy and have fun!!!