It seems I’ve posted several CVC and beginning reader printables in the past few weeks. Can you tell I have a beginning reader?!
(I’m steadily working on a Beginning Reader packet which will have a TON of worksheets and printables. CVC, beginning sight words, very simple sentences, and more. It will be a paid packet since it’s SO packed with worksheets. Make sure you’re an email subscriber since that’s where the coupon code will be posted. 😉 )
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I have found that the more hands-on activities we can incorporate in the day, the better. Learning to read certainly follows this theory as well.
Thankfully, we use All About Reading which is all hands-on. It’s a bit teacher-intensive for mama, but the results are phenomenal.
The 5-year-old that is learning to read here at the Hill House needs a multitude of activities to feed her desire to learn, so I’ve been a busy bee making beginning reader printables.
CVC Matching Puzzle Cards
This set of CVC Matching Puzzle Cards are so fun and very effective!
This CVC Puzzle Cards set includes 78 matches, including each of the 5 short vowel sounds.
Here are a few suggestions of how we’re using these puzzle cards in our home. See if any of these ideas would work for your children as well:
- Scissor Skills – After printing, have your child help you cut them out. Be warned that the extra squiggly lines are hard! 🙂
- Simple Matching – Simply match CVC word to CVC word.
- Use only one vowel set at the time – If you’re only working on short a this week, only pull out the short a puzzle cards
- As Writing Practice – After your child makes a match, have her write the word on paper or dry erase board. Set a goal of matching and writing 3 cards (or 5 or 7)
- Group by Word Family – After matching all of the cards, have your child group them by word family (all -at words, all -um words, etc)
- Group by Beginning Letter – After matching all of the cards, have your child sort them by beginning letter
- As Review – Once your child has mastered CVC words, use these cards as a fun review of all short vowel sounds
For best results, print on card stock and then laminate.
—> If you would like to purchase this packet for classroom use (which includes any use outside of your own home with your own children), you may do so at the bottom of this page. (Commercial license coming soon)
Click the image below to download the CVC Matching Puzzle Cards for personal use: