Free Printable Pumpkin CVC Words Clip Cards

These free pumpkin CVC words clip cards will become your go-to grab-and-go resource for practicing CVC words, literacy and fine motor skills this fall.

Printable pumpkin theme reading CVC words clip cards literacy activity.

Pumpkin CVC Clip Cards

Grab these pumpkin-themed clip cards to help your students practice their reading skills. The students will practice sounding out the word and clipping a clothespin to match the picture.

CVC words are so important for kindergarten students to master. They play a vital role in later literacy skills and can be beneficial for struggling readers to practice. CVC words are simple to sound out because they follow the basic English rules. The vowels are always in the middle of the words, making the short sound in their word.

The download includes 24 CVC word cards from various CVC word families. You will need to gather some clothespins or other clips for the students to clip to the picture that matches the word. I like these because they are colorful and smaller in size, just right for little learners.

Free pumpkin theme CVC clip cards for learning to read CVC words.

Quick to Assemble

These pumpkin clip cards are so easy to get ready for your students and won’t take long to have a few sets made for your word work stations or literacy centers.

Once you download the free resource, you will print the clip cards in black or white or color. Then, cut them apart and laminate them for durability. Store in a large bag or tray with the clothespins, and you are ready to go.

All five short vowel sounds have words included in the bundle. The pictures are easy to distinguish, and young students will have no problem knowing what they are.

Free printable pumpkin CVC clip cards for practice with blending sounds and reading CVC words.

Setting Up the Pumpkin CVC Words Clip Cards

Supplies Needed:

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  • Pumpkin 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.

How to Play the Pumpkin-Themed CVC Game

Students will pick a card and look at the pumpkins with the word printed on them. They will sound out the CVC word and then find the matching picture. They will place a clip in the correct picture. Then continue until all the cards have been completed.

Students could use these CVC word pumpkins during language arts time, centers’ time, and so much more. They are perfect for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten students to practice sounding out CVC and short vowel words.

Free printable CVC words reading activity for pre-k, kindergarten and first grade literacy centers.

Lots of Uses

These pumpkin alphabet cards would be so beneficial for multiple levels of readers. Your beginning readers can practice putting sounds together and making sure 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 in the pumpkin patch.

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, word work, or use them for independent practice, morning work, or reading warm-ups.

Pumpkin themed CVC clip cards reading activity for kids who are learning to read.

Now that you know all the benefits of CVC word work download this freebie and watch your students improve their literacy skills! These clip cards are perfect for fall time or a pumpkin unit! I hope you like them and would love to hear how they benefit your students.

Click the button below to get the pumpkin CVC words clip cards game. Happy Fall!

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