Develop phonemic awareness when you use these snowman adding beginning sounds task cards for practice with adding phonemes to complete CVC words.
Snowman Adding Beginning Sounds Task Cards
These beginning sounds task cards are a simple way to practice adding phonemes to create CVC words in kindergarten. They are simple to prep and will give the kids lots of hands-on practice with phonemic awareness this winter.
If your students know the letter sounds very well, moving on to phonics instruction with CVC words is a great idea. CVC words are easy to sound out and help build confidence in beginning readers!
CVC words are short three, three-letter words that follow a consonant vowel word pattern. They all feature a short vowel sound, which makes them perfect for students who are just beginning to segment phonemes and encode words.
Students will identify the picture that the snowman is holding. Then, they will use letter manipulatives to practice adding phonemes to build the word pictured. They can use magnetic letters or letter beads to build the words. Additionally, they can also use dry-erase marker with laminated cards.
Low Prep Phonemic Awareness Activity
This activity is perfect for literacy centers, small groups, or whole-group instruction.
For centers, laminate the cards and place them in plastic bags, zippered pouches, or photo boxes. You can find the photo boxes at your local craft store or superstore.
There are 20 cards included, each with a different image of a CVC word. Students will identify the image and then figure out the missing first letter. The last two letters are written out for them already.
This is a great activity for students who are just starting on their literacy journey.
Setting Up the Missing Sounds Task Cards
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- Snowman Missing Beginning Sounds Task Cards (button at bottom of the post to get them)
- Alphabet letter tiles, letter beads, magnetic letters, or another letter manipulative
- Write and wipe pockets or lamination (optional)
- Print the word-building task cards.
- Then, laminate and cut apart or slide into write and wipe pockets.
- Gather letter tiles or letter manipulatives of your choice.
- Store the entire activity in a large baggie, file folder, photo bin, or storage tray.
Adding Phonemes to Complete CVC Words
Students will apply their knowledge of letters and sounds to segment the CVC word pictured into individual phonemes and then fill in the missing beginning sound to build the word.
To begin, students will look at the picture and say the name of the word pictured. Then, they will segment each sound in the word and place the letter that corresponds to the beginning sound in the first box.
Finally, they will blend the sounds together to read the word they built and check to see if it matches the word pictured. This is great to do with a teacher the first few times for practice.
Differentiating This Phonemic Awareness Resource
This winter beginning sounds activity is extremely versatile and can be used in various ways. Additionally, you can use these to fit the needs of your schedule and lesson plans and the needs of the different learning styles in the classroom.
If your students are just beginning to learn phoneme segmentation, you can assign fewer cards to complete until they are more confident in their skills. Model how to use them during teacher time before sending them off to work independently. Students rocking their reading skills can complete more cards.
Also, students can write the words they built on a recording sheet so they have something to turn while they practice segmenting and blending sounds.
This would be a perfect phonics activity for small group instruction or literacy centers, making lesson planning and prepping easy!
I hope you and your students enjoy this fun snowman beginning sounds CVC activity! It will be a fun addition to your winter literacy centers, and students always get excited about snow!
Click the button below to get the Snowman Adding Beginning Sounds Task Cards!