Digital Gingerbread CVC Word Building Activity
CVC word work is an essential literacy skill this time of year! Working with these words helps students build a strong foundation for phonemic awareness, phonics, and decoding skills. By this point of the year, students are feeling more confident with letters and sounds and are ready to start applying this knowledge to sounding out and building words.
This digital gingerbread CVC word building activity is a perfect, developmentally appropriate way for students in kindergarten and first grade to work with CVC words.
They will have a blast building gingerbread man words and focusing on sound isolation and blending. They will get to work with each word in multiple ways, making the learning experience very meaningful.
Students will get to work on phonemic awareness, phonics, spelling, short vowel words, decoding, and fluency all in one activity. As they work with this holiday-themed activity, they’ll even begin to recognize rhyming words and word families!
Setting Up the Gingerbread 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 a 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 Gingerbread Word Building 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.
Using the Digital Gingerbread CVC Activity
This digital gingerbread CVC word building activity can be used in so many ways and in different settings. It is compatible with both Google Slides and Seesaw, making it perfect for in-class or at-home learning.
This activity can be incorporated into whole group instruction, small groups, literacy centers, or even used during a mini-lesson. Students can complete it independently as an assignment, assessment, or early finisher activity as well. No matter how they use it, students will get so many learning benefits from it!
In this digital gingerbread CVC word building activity, students will look at the picture on the screen and determine what the short vowel CVC word is. Then, they will sound out the word and drag the gingerbread man letters onto the cookie sheet in the correct order to spell the word.
Students will apply their letter-sound knowledge as well as letter recognition skills to sound out and spell the word. They will blend the sounds to say the final word, working on fluency.
The pictures in this digital activity are kid-friendly, so students will be able to complete this activity independently with success.
Gingerbread CVC Word Work
This digital gingerbread CVC activity is the perfect activity to add to your holiday lesson plans. Students will feel the joy of the Christmas season as they build words with this exciting gingerbread literacy activity.
This activity is ideal for students in kindergarten and first grade, but can also work for students in second grade.
Students will get 17 opportunities to work with CVC words of all short vowel sounds as they build the words to match the pictures on each slide.
This activity combines a hands-on approach to word building with the interactivity of a digital platform. Students can work on CVC words, fine motor skills, and one-to-one correspondence all at the same time!
Differentiating the Gingerbread Activity
As students begin working on CVC word building, they may be at different levels. Some students may need more practice with isolating the sounds in words while others need to focus on blending the sounds together. This activity can easily be differentiated to meet the needs of all students.
Here are some different ideas for changing this activity up to meet your students’ needs:
- Use less slides to make this activity a bit easier.
- Assign all slides to challenge students who are ready.
- Assign certain slides to target short vowel sounds students are struggling with.
- Reorder the slides to give students practice with certain vowel sounds or mix them up for a challenge.
- Have students point to each sound as they say it and then slide their finger to blend the word.
- Ask students to say the name of the letters as they spell the word.
- Write the word on a recording sheet.
- Have students who are ready for more of a challenge write a sentence using the word and sight words.
- Identify a rhyming word.
- Identify the word family.
There are also a variety of ways to use this activity in different settings and groupings of students. Here are many different ways that you can work this gingerbread CVC activity into your schedule and lesson plans:
- Whole group activity.
- Mini-lesson activity.
- Small group work.
- Christmas literacy centers.
- Gingerbread unit.
- Independent practice.
- Morning work.
- Early finishers.
- Distance learning.
- Technology center.
- Winter break challenge.
I hope this digital gingerbread CVC word building activity brings a ton of Christmas cheer to your literacy lesson plans this season. CVC word work has never been this fun (or tasty!)
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Click the button below to get the Gingerbread CVC Word Building activity for Google Slides and Seesaw.
Want a self-checking version of this activity? Check out the Gingerbread CVC Word Building on Boom Learning!