The goal for my Kindergartner this year: to master CVC words. I want him to nail those short vowel sounds with his eyes closed.
We spend a lot of our school time working on this very task, using a variety of methods. We follow our Kindergarten phonics curriculum very consistently and I provide a variety of hands-on activities for us to work our way through each week.
This week, I am adding something new to our activities list: Short Vowel CVC Word Clip Cards.
He tried them today and loved them! Success! 🎉
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Short Vowel CVC Word Clip Cards
My current Kindergartner is my 3rd child (out of 5) that seems to go to great lengths not to hold a pencil or crayon. Even though we work on handwriting each day, he has very little writing stamina and has a pencil aversion that I have seen in some of my other children.
Thankfully, I know that I can occasionally choose phonics activities that don’t require a pencil and he will continue to learn at a steady pace.
Clip Cards will be just right for him to practice sounding out and decoding words during our school this coming week!
Each card in this printable packet has an image with a choice of two words underneath. Your child should choose the word that describes the picture.
My son is going to use clothespins to indicate his answers, but you could easily place a bear counter or any other game piece on top of the correct choice.
Another alternative is to place the cards on a sheet pan and use magnets to indicate the answer. That idea is always a fun change of pace!
I intentionally made the cards a little smaller so I could fit more on one page. Hopefully this will save us all a bit on printer ink! We have used HP Instant Ink for years now and love it. This is my referral link where you can also get a month’s ink for free.
This packet contains the following 216 clip cards:
Short A: 45 clip cards
Short E: 36 clip cards
Short I: 45 clip cards
Short O: 45 clip cards
Short U: 45 clip cards
My son is still a very beginning reader and has to sound out a lot of CVC words. I will give him 6-10 cards at the time, have him clip the correct answer, and then have him read his choices back to me when he is finished.
This is a great activity to put in a daily workbox or put in your rotation of phonics activities!
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You can purchase the Short Vowel CVC Clip Card packet here: