Sun CVC Word Clip Cards Free Printable

Get these free Sun CVC Clip Cards and watch your students shine during literacy tasks! Students get fine motor, CVC words, & reading practice all in one activity!

These sun CVC word clip cards will make learning to read CVC words a fun and hands-on experience.

Sunshine CVC Clip Cards

This free download comes as a PDF file that will include 24 sun 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 sunshine 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.

Summer CVC word clip cards where students read the word on the sun and then clip the picture that matches the word.

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. Print in color or black and white to fit your needs.

Setting Up the Sun CVC Words Clip Cards

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Supplies Needed:

  • Sun 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.
Free sunshine CVC words activity for your summer theme literacy centers or small groups in kindergarten and first grade.

How to Play the Sunshine CVC Game

Students will pick a card and look at the sunshine 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.

If you don’t have clothespins handy, have students use a dry erase marker to mark the picture that matches the CVC word.

Students could use these CVC word suns 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.

A fun CVC word work activity for learning to read CVC words.

Lots of Uses

These sun 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 printable CVC word work activity for practice with reading CVC words while developing fine motor skills.

Grab these CVC word cards to prepare your students for 1st grade! The clip cards are great for practicing decoding CVC words in a fun, game-like manner.

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

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