Fall Leaves CVC Clip Cards Free Printable

Fall is in the air! Rake in these free printable fall CVC words clip cards to practice reading CVC words in a fun, hands-on way! They are perfect for your fall literacy centers.

Free printable fall leaves CVC words clip cards for learning to read CVC words in kindergarten and first grade. Simply read the word on the leaf and then clip of the 3 pictures on the right that matches the word.

Leaf CVC Clip Cards Free Printable

This free reading activity comes with 24 fall leaf clip cards for practicing CVC words and building fine motor skills. Add them to your literacy centers for lots of fun and learning this fall!

Kindergarteners spend a lot of time practicing CVC words because they are the foundation for reading. CVC words are easy to decode, follow the basic phonetic rules, and are usually included in the child’s vocabulary.

Your students will use their knowledge of letters and sounds and word family patterns to practice sounding out CVC words and matching the correct picture with the word on the leaf card.

The resource includes words like map, pen, lip, pot, and sun. There are words with all the short vowels for lots of reading practice.

A fun, hands-on fall theme CVC words reading activity for your fall literacy centers in kindergarten or first grade.

3-Step Prep

This fun learning activity will be ready in no time with three easy steps! Print, cut, laminate, DONE! Don’t spend all your prep time creating CVC word activities when I have you covered.

Gather some clothespins or cute clips, and your students will be ready to practice in no time.

Setting Up the Fall CVC Words Clip Cards

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Supplies Needed:

  • Leaf Clip Cards (button to get them at the bottom of this post)
  • Clothespins, clips, or paperclips
  • Scissors


  1. Print the cards. There are 4 cards per page.
  2. Laminate the cards.
  3. Cut the cards apart.
  4. Slide the cards and clothespins or clips into a baggie or tray for easy storage and grab-and-go access.
A hands-on CVC words reading activity that also builds fine motor skills. Perfect for fall theme lesson plans.

How to Play the Fall CVC Game

Students will pick a card and look at the word printed on the leaf. Then they will sound out the CVC word and read it out loud to themselves.

Then they will look at the picture choices and choose the one that matches the word by clipping it with a clothespin.

Students could use these CVC word cards during language arts time, centers time, and so much more. They would even be a great addition to small group time.

They are perfect for kindergarten and first grade students to practice sounding out short vowel CVC words.

A free printable fall literacy activity for students who are learning to read CVC words. Add to your fall theme lesson plans for lots of fun and learning!

Lots of Uses

These fall CVC word cards would be so beneficial for multiple levels of readers. Your beginning readers can practice putting sounds together and ensuring the words match the pictures.

While more advanced readers can write their word choices on a recording sheet. By writing their answers, they would be practicing sounding out the word and writing the correct matching letter and letter formations.

Even higher students could be asked to use their words in a sentence or think of rhyming words to match the words on their cards.

These CVC clip cards are super versatile and can be used to meet your instructional needs and the needs of your students developmentally. You can incorporate these into whole group lessons, small group lessons, literacy centers, and word work, or use them for independent practice, morning work, or reading warm-ups.

Grab this free printable fall leaves CVC words literacy activity for kids. It's a fun way to for students to learn to read CVC words and build fine motor skills!

Your kids will love these fall leaves CVC clip cards to practice reading CVC words in a fun, hands-on way!

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