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Valentines Day Short i Words Activity

Help kids practice sounding out and spelling short i words with these super cute, free short i words activity This Valentines Day themed short i words printable is perfect for kindergarten and first grade students working on improving phonemic awareness, identifying the sounds letters make, and as a hands-on phonics activity for February. These Short I Word Mats are a great way to work on CVC words. Children will look at the picture cards, say the word, and sound out the first grade spelling of these cvc words. SImply download pdf file with phonics activity and you are ready to print and go!

Help kids practice sounding out and spelling short i words with these super cute, free short i words activity This Valentines Day themed short i words printable is perfect for kindergarten and first grade students working on improving phonemic awareness, identifying the sounds letters make, and as a hands-on phonics activity for February. These Short I Word Mats are a great way to work on CVC words. Children will look at the picture cards, say the word, and sound out the first grade spelling of these cvc words. SImply download pdf file with phonics activity and you are ready to print and go!

Short i words activity

Teaching children to read is an adventure. Some children will pick it up almost instinctively, while others need practice. Since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, This Short i words activity has a fun heart theme and focuses on short i cvc words. This fun phonics activity is perfect for kindergartners and grade 1 students who are learning to sound out and spell simple words.

Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler- you will love this fun, hands on phonics practice for students. Use this as extra practice, Valentines day litearcy center in your classroom, or supplement to your homeschool phonics reading program.

Short I Word Printable

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Valentines Day Short I Word Mats

Phonics Activity

  1. First, print off all pages on card stock paper (or laminate for durability)
  2. Next, cut out pictures and letters
  3. Children pick a picture and place it in the square below the heart.
  4. Then the child will use the letters to spell the word pictured
Valentines Day Short I Word Mats

CVC Words Printables

There are a couple of different ways you can do this, and it all depends on the level of your child.

Option 1:

If your child or students are independent, you can simply spread all the letters out and place the pictures in a pile. Then the students will draw a picture card, and use the letters to spell it.

CVC Words Activity

Option 2:

Sometimes, a lot of letters may overwhelm a child. In this situation, you could choose four or five words. Then find the letters that are needed to spell the words. This way the student can still work independently, but not be overwhelmed or get distracted trying to find the letters.

Short i Words

Option 3:

If your little one is struggling with sounding out words, then you want to support as much as possible. I would recommend choosing just three words, and the letters needed. Then help the child say the word the picture represents. Next, you can help them say the sounds, and then figure out what letter they represent.

For example, you kiddo draws the card with the picture of a pig on it.

First, have the child say the name of the picture. (pig)
Next, have them make the beginning letter sound. (pppppp)
If they don’t automatically identify it, you can follow up with prompting them to tell you what letter the “pppp” sound represents.
Now, have them find that letter.
Continue with the vowel and then the final consonant.
Finally, finish up with either helping them or modeling how to sound out the word.

Have fun practice spelling and reading CVC words with your young ones.

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FREE CVC Words Printables

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Valentines Day Activities

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