Are you looking for a fun way to work on letter recognition and learn CVC words this fall? These super cute scarecrow themed cvc word mats are a fun way to sneak in some literacy and help preschool, pre k, kindergarten, and grade 1 students improve reading skills while having fun with an educational activity this fall.
CVC word mats
Some of the first words kids learn to read are CVC words. CVC means consonant-vowel-consonant. Cat, mop, and hit are all CVC words. CVC words are the first step in learning to stretch out words so that kids can hear each individual sound in the word. As they become more confident, they will transfer that skill to longer, more complex words. Preschoolers, kindergartners, and grade 1 students will have fun sounding out words, practicing phonics skills and working on letter discrimination with this fun, hands on CVC word mats literacy activity for autumn.
If your preschoolers and kindergartens are still working on letter recognition and letter sounds, start with the scarecrow cards that have the letters printed on them.
Have your child say the name of each letter to spell each word. Then, have them say the letter sounds as they match a letter disc (or letter bead, letter magnet, etc.) to the letter at the bottom of the mat.
CVC Words Printable Activity
Once your child is proficient with letters and letter sounds, they can move on to building the CVC words featured in this pack.
Have them identify the featured image (shown on the scarecrow’s sign). Help them slowly stretch out the sounds until they hear all three sounds in the word…. c…aaaa…t.
Then, have them find the letter discs that represent all three sounds, and place them on the circles at the bottom of the scarecrow word mat.
Once they’ve built the word, have them read it to you making sure they say all three sounds clearly.
Kindergarten CVC Words
When your kids have mastered the ten words included in this pack, they can use the letter discs to begin building other words. Or, they can use the discs to make up silly CVC words. As long as the vowel is in the center position, you’ll know they’ve grasped this concept.
FREE CVC Words Printables
- Short o Words cvc Cut and paste Printable
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- CVC Middle Sounds Clip Cards
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- Crayon CVC Words Activity
You can see all our kindergarten worksheets and kindergarten activites with 300,000 different ideas to make learning FUN! Or sneak in some seasonal kids activities to make the most of these precious early years!
If your kindergartner has other siblings you will want to check out our preschool worksheets, 1st grade worksheets, or alphabet worksheets. Or you can find all our worksheets for kids arranged by age and subject (math, english, social studies, science, music, and more!)
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