Silly Monster CVC Clip Cards Free Printable

These free silly monster CVC clip cards will be a hit this fall season! Your students will practice decoding CVC words & letter identification while strengthening their fine motor skills.

A free printable monster theme CVC words activity for kids who are learning to read CVC words.

Silly Monster CVC Clip Cards

This free download comes as a PDF file that will include 24 monster clip cards for practicing CVC words. These will make a great literacy center when you are teaching CVC words and decoding skills.

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 as well as word family patterns to practice sounding out CVC words and matching the correct word with the picture on the silly monster card. The download includes words like map, pen, lip, pot, and sun. There are words with all the short vowels for lots of practice reading.

A fun monster theme CVC words phonics activity for Halloween fun and learning or for any time of year!

3-Step Prep

This 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 Silly Monster CVC Words Clip Cards

Supplies Needed:

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  • Monster 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 free printable CVC words reading activity for kids in kindergarten and first grade.

How to Play the Silly Monster CVC Game

Students will pick a card and look at the monsters 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 image. Then continue until all the cards have been completed.

Students could use these CVC word monsters 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.

To take this a step further, have students read all of the words aloud as they sound them out and then say the word represented in the picture aloud and then in a sentence.

If students have enough clips, they can complete all of the cards and then unclip them. If they only have one clip, they can complete one at a time, unclip, and move on to the next card.

Free printable silly monster theme CVC words activity for kids.

Lots of Uses

These monster word 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 on their card.

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.

A free printable silly monster CVC words activity for learning to read CVC words.

As you can see, these monster CVC clip cards will be a great resource to have in your classroom this fall. Your students will love the silly monsters, and you will love the progress they make on sounding out words and reading!

Click the button below to get the silly monster CVC clip cards. Enjoy!

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