1-2-3 Come Do Some CVC Activities With Me
If you're looking for some fun FREE activities to practice CVC words, you've landed in the right place.
I just completed a St. Patrick's Day-Themed CVC Word packet, that's filled with a variety of choices your little leprechauns are sure to enjoy.
We all realize that the more ways you can emerse your students in reading words, the more fluent they will become, but thinking up something "different" to keep things interesting, is time consuming. I've done the work, so you don't have to; so let the stress-free "leprechaun learning" begin.
Run the consonant shamrock tiles off on green construction paper and the vowel ones off on a lighter shade of green; laminate and trim. Toss each set into a Ziplock Baggie.
To set up an independent center, students choose 2 consonant cards and then a vowel card to make up as many CVC words as they can think of in 1 to 5 minutes of time.
For writing practice, and to get credit for doing the center, have students write down their CVC word creations. For dictionary work, have them look up the words that they created to see if they are real or nonsense.
They can put an R for real or an N for nonsense after the word. If they are not familiar with this new word, they can also write down a definition as well.
Besides arranging these cards in an independent center, play a game as a whole-group review. Toss the shamrock cards into a container and have children sit in a circle. They each choose 2 cards from the consonant container and 1 from the vowel container. They put a real CVC word together, show and share it with the class and then use it in a sentence.
Younger children can sort the letters into vowels and consonants after they have arranged them in alphabetical order.
The packet also includes 100-mini CVC word tiles. To limit things, only L, M, P and S CVC words are included in this packet, because I wanted to narrow the activities specifically for March. L is for leprechaun, M is for March, P is for Patrick, and S is for shamrock or Saint.
Print, laminate and trim the tiles. Students can choose 5-10 and arrange them in alphabetical order. If they have a word they don’t know they need to look it up.
I’ve also provided a “Super Shamrock Sentences” worksheet, where children choose 3-5 word cards and then use them to make up sentences.
Make an extra set for an independent short and long vowel sorting activity. I’ve included sorting mats for this.
For more CVC word practice, I've included a spinner and dice game.
Children can play independently, or with a partner. Using a pencil and paperclip, they spin on an L,M,P or S consonant to begin their word.
Their second spin is for a vowel for the middle letter. They write these letters on their worksheet, then think of an ending consonant to make a CVC word.
The dice game is played in a similar way. For more practice, I've also included 5 bookmarks, where students can record the various CVC words.
There are also traceable CVC word cards and covers, so that students can make 4 Itty Bitty booklets.
I've included 4 larger sets in color to use in a pocket chart, as flashcards, or to play games with.
For more ideas and games for these mini CVC words, or the traceable large and small CVC word cards, check out the “What Else Can I Do With The Word Cards?” tip list, that's also in the packet.
For a quick, easy and colorful CVC bulletin board, run off the Celtic shamrock.
Students color, trim and glue to a sheet of construction paper. (For a varied board, offer just enough rainbow colors for them to choose from.)
Children write an "S is for shamrock" CVC word in each space on their shamrock.
Caption possibilities: Lucky to be Learning; A Rainbow Of Wonderful Word Work; Come See Our Colorful CVC Collection of Words; 1-2-3 Come Create CVC Words With Me!
Another cute bulletin board "craftivity" is the leprechaun head coloring page. Students write all of their "L is for leprechaun" CVC words on the hat and beard, and then color it.
There's a completed sample to help explain things, and then use as an anchor chart.
Another thing you can do to practice the CVC words, is to play "Crunch-Nibble-Muunch! Feed the Leprechaun Some Lunch!"
Simply print the leprechaun's head on white card strock, trim and cut a hole where the mouth is, so that students can "feed" him the mini CVC word cards or the shamrock letter cards.
Glue to the top of a Boutique Kleenex box. I've included some sweet signage to decorate your box with.
Pass out the cards to your students and then call for a word or letter. The child holding it, shows it to the class, reads it, then feeds it to the leprechaun.
If you want your students to make their own hungry leprechaun, use the 4-on-a-page template and run it off for them to color.
A quick, easy & inexpensive way to make a "container" for your students to "feed", is to seal long envelopes shut, then cut them in half.
Children color and then glue their leprechaun to the back of their envelope covering up the folded section. They write their name on the front.
Run off whatever sets of CVC mini word cards you want them to practice. They trim & stack in a pile. Children choose a partner and take turns feeding their leprechaun whatever words they can read, define, &/or use in a sentence.
Words they have difficulty with, go in another pile to work on later. This is a super-fun Daily 5 word work activity for your kiddos.
The packet also includes several worksheets, with anchor chart answer keys, plus a certificate of praise. Click on the link for the St. Paddy's Day-Themed CVC Word Packet.
To see all of my CVC FREEBIES, click on the link. I have over 40 games, worksheets, and craftivities.
The CVC Bingo game packet is a very popular download.
There are 9 sets of 20 DIFFERENT bingo cards, so there's plenty for each child in your class, with two-on-a-page for quick printing.
If you'd like the bingo game to go along with the St. Paddy's Day-themed CVC packet, print off sets 4, 5, 6, and 7, which cover the L, M, P, & S CVC words.
For more traceable CVC word cards to "feed" the leprechaun, download the 338 CVC Word Packet, then pick and choose the CVC cards that are appropriate for your kiddos.
I also have an entire board of Word Work activities on Pinterest, filled with more ideas, and educational FREEBIES.
Well that's it for now. Thanks for visiting. Today actually feels like spring is in the air, as temperatures should reach into the high 50's today. Woo Hoo!
Here in Michigan, which is still snow-covered, that's a heat wave! Wishing you a warm and wonderful weekend.
"The joyful heart sees and reads the world with a sense of freedom and graciousness." -John O'Donohue
ABC-123 KnOWLedge is Power!
As promised, here is the other set of Alphabet-owl themed cards. The clip art is again by Laura Strickland and includes a separate set of upper and lowercase letters so that you can play Memory Match Concentration games as well as “I Have; Who Has?”
You can also use these cards as an assessment tool for Common Core RF.K1d and L.1.1a
Besides having students arrange the cards in alphabetical order and making an Itty Bitty KnOWLedge Booklet, or matching upper to lowercase letters, have children make up CVC words for "word work" during Daily 5 time.
For games and other ideas of how to use the cards, check out my idea tip sheet that's included in the packet.
Click on the link to view/download the Owl-Themed Upper and Lowercase Alphabet Cards
Since the owl-themed things have been so popular, I wanted to make counting cards to match the alphabet cards too.
The cards go up to 120 since that's now the standard for 1st grade.
I have a cover for Counting to 100 and a cover for Counting to 120 if you'd like students to sequence and then collate the owls into a mini booklet of KnOWLedge.
Have students sort the cards into odd and even piles.
Give two children an owl. Ask the class: "Whoooooooo has the numbered owl that is greater than?" Pass out two more owls and choose two more children and ask: "Whooooo has the numbered owl that is less than?" Play until everyone has had a turn.
If you have an owl theme in your room, put one up each day as you count up to 100 Day!
Click on the link to view/download the Owl-Themed Counting Cards
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More CVC Word Tips
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
As promised, I just finished some more fun activities to help your students learn CVC words.
Cutting & Gluing:
I like to have my Y5’s cut and glue things every day. This fine motor activity strengthens their finger muscles and helps prepare them for those sorts of “testing” activities in kindergarten and first grade.
Thus, Cut & Glue Letter Tiles For CVC Words was designed. It’s a great way to reinforce consonants and vowels, as well as spelling.
Encourage your students to guess the CVC word by looking at the picture clue, then have them say each letter as they spell, cut and glue the tiles to the word boxes next to the appropriate pictures.
After they are done, have them read and repeat the word. What a fun way to reinforce a variety of concepts.
Have your students TRACE the letters with a variety of colored markers to make things even more interesting and enjoyable.
Click on the link to view/print a Cut & Glue CVC free sample skill sheet.
Click on the bolded book to check that out. Cut & Glue CVC Words
There's also a certificate of praise included in this booket.
If you missed the FREE 101-page CVC Bingo Bonanza Game Book or the 338 FREE traceable CVC word cards in Teaching CVC Words part 1 and CVC Words part 2, simply scroll down to check these articles out!
Be sure to pop back tomorrow for 5 FREE CVC board games (CVC Words On A Roll!) including a championship bookmark to give to the winners.