Help your students master CVC words with these free printable Pumpkin CVC Words Spin & Build Mats for kindergarten and first grade.
Pumpkin CVC Words Spin & Build Mats Free Printable
Your kids will love this fun pumpkin CVC activity. Your pre-k, kindergarten, or first-grade students will love practicing their CVC spelling skills on these fun mats. The activity includes two sets of spin and build mats; a black and white version and a color version.
There are five mats, one for each short vowel. Each mat has 6 CVC pictures in the spinner. The student will spin the spinner and then spell the CVC word inside the pumpkin’s mouth. Then, they will write the word on the handwriting lines at the bottom of the mat.
Low-prep word work!
This fun and engaging activity is really easy to prepare and have ready in your classroom. That’s because the mats are print and play!
Print and slide them into wipe and write pockets or laminate for durability. Then place a transparent spinner on the spinner on the mat, grab letter manipulatives to build the words and add a dry-erase marker for writing the words on the mat.
Setting Up the Pumpkin CVC Activity Mats
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- Pumpkin CVC Words Spin and Build Mats (button to access the resource at the bottom of this post)
- Write and wipe pockets (optional)
- transparent spinners
- letter manipulatives
- dry erase marker or writing utensil
- Print the mats.
- Slide the mats into write and wipe pockets OR laminate them.
- Gather other manipulatives.
- Store the entire activity in a large bag or storage container.
How to Use the Spin and Build Mats
To begin, each child gets a mat. They will then place a transparent spinner over the spinner on the mat . Once they spin, they build the word they landed on inside the pumpkin’s mouth. Finally, they will write that word on the line and practice reading the word.
For example, if the game board has CVC words with a short a sound on it. The student will spin the spinner and land on the word “cat.”
They will then build the word in the mouth of the pumpkin. Lastly, they will write the word “cat” on the line. Then, erase and spin again. The line is long enough for students to write the word more than once, if you would like.
Your students will be engaged in fun and learning while using these read, build, and write mats! Students will be working on letter sounds, letter recognition, consonant vowel consonant words, phonics skills and more!
I just love all the possibilities!
Easy to differentiate!
These free printable word building mats are so versatile because there are mats for each short vowel sound! I love these mats for a fun way to practice spelling CVC words!
Each student can be working on the CVC words they struggle with the most. It gives them a hands-on learning experience that they will love!
Instead of using letter manipulatives to build the word, students could use play dough to make the word. Adding in a sensory option for another learning experience is always a great idea! Plus, they would be building their fine motor muscles.
Teachers could use these spin and build mats for literacy centers, word-building activities, small group activities, morning tubs, early finishers, tutoring groups, a home learning task, and so much more!
Students will get practice with so many literacy skills with these low-prep CVC word work mats!
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