Treasure Hunt CVC Matching Activity
CVC words are a key skill learned in kindergarten and must be kept fresh over the summer as students move towards first grade. It’s important to provide opportunities for students to practice in the summer whether they’re in the classroom, in summer school, or at home. This will greatly affect their literacy skill retention.
This digital treasure hunt CVC matching activity is perfect for learning in the summer as students will work with CVC words and all of the short vowel sounds. This digital activity is an interactive and fun game for students to use in the classroom and at home.
Students will work with kid-friendly pictures and a word bank to decode and read CVC words to match them to the correct picture. In turn, they’ll use their phonics and phonemic awareness skills while problem-solving to determine which of the words makes the most sense to match the picture.
Setting Up the Treasure Hunt CVC Activity in Google Slides
Students may use Google Slides™ to do this activity.
The download file includes a detailed guide with instructions and pictures on how to use this activity with your students, but it is quite simple to do.
If you are an instructor or teacher, you will want to copy the Google Slides assignment to your Google Drive and save it as a master copy.
Make sure that you click the dropdown next to the attachment. Pick the “Make a copy for each student” option.
Setting Up the Treasure Hunt Matching Activity in Seesaw
Students can also use this activity in Seesaw, if you would like.
You will click the Seesaw specific link in the download file. When you arrive at the activity, you will need to click the “Save Activity” button. Then you will assign the activity to your students.
CVC Word Work
This treasure-hunt themed literacy activity will be a blast for your students to use during the warm summer months. Students will enjoy the challenge of determining the correct word and matching it to the picture on each of the 17 activity slides.
They’ll determine the picture name and choose 1 of the 5 CVC words in the word bank. Next, they’ll drag and drop it into the treasure chest, completing the match.
There is one slide that focuses only on short a words and one slide that focuses on only short i words. The rest of the slides focus on mixed short vowel CVC words, making this a great end of the year or summer review activity.
Students will use their prior knowledge of letters and sounds as they complete this activity and apply decoding skills to read CVC words.
This digital treasure hunt CVC matching activity can be used in a variety of ways with your students to meet their learning needs and the needs of your schedule. You can use this digital CVC activity in these ways:
- Whole group practice activity
- Small group work
- Literacy centers
- Independent practice
- Mini lesson activity
- Morning work
- Early finishers
- Distance learning
- Technology center
- Summer centers
- Summer school
- At-home practice over the summer
Also, this activity can also be differentiated based on the skill level of your students. A few ideas for differentiation with this activity are:
- Assign students less slides to make it easier
- Assign students certain slides to work on certain short vowel CVC words
- Group students in small groups by skill and assign the slides that the need to work on most
- Assign students all of the slides to challenge them
- Mix up the slides to challenge students even further
- Have students say a sentence using the word
- Have students write each CVC word on a whiteboard
I hope your students have a blast practicing their CVC words and reading skills all summer long with this digital treasure hunt CVC matching activity.
Looking for more digital activities to implement over the summer and in your lesson plans? Check out these digital activities for both literacy and math. They are perfect for learning at home over the summer and in school at the end of the year.
Click the button below to get the Treasure Hunt CVC Matching activity for Google Slides and Seesaw.