CVC WORD BUILDING MATS AND ACTIVITIES - United Teaching

Once your children have a strong foundation in letter-sound association (phonemic awareness), they are ready to begin learning to read and spell CVC words. CVC words are the first step to understanding that sounds combine to make words. As children need lots of practice in reading CVC words to build fluency, we want to make sure that the CVC activities are fun, hands-on, and keep children engaged. The CVC Word Building Mats are a great way for students to work on their CVC word building and spelling skills. There are a variety of options such as roll a dice or spin a picture and build the CVC word. Also, the CVC word building activities come in printable and digital versions making them ideal for classroom literacy centers, homeschooling, and distance learning.

The CVC Word Building Mats and Activities include 72 CVC word lists that are split into the following categories:

  • CVC Word Families
  • Mixed CVC Word Families
  • Mixed CVC Words

Each CVC word list includes three different activities:

  • Build the Word (Printable and for Google Slides)
  • Roll and Build the Word
  • Spin and Build the Word (Printable, Google Slides, and PowerPoint Digital Spinners)

Each printable word building mat comes in 2 versions – with a word bank included and with no word bank. This adds up to 432 printable CVC word building mats which makes it ideal for differentiating word work activities.

Please note that the Word Building Mats for Google Slides and the PowerPoint Digital Spinners do not come with a word bank.

Let’s take a look at the CVC Word Building Mats and Activities in action.

Build a CVC Word Family Mats

There are 20 CVC Word Family lists included in this bundle. They cover the following word families:

1. cab, dab, gab, lab, tab, jab
2. dad, pad, sad, bad, lad, mad
3. rag, nag, tag, sag, wag, bag
4. dam, jam, ram, ham, yam
5. van, ran, can, man, fan, tan
6. cap, sap, map, tap, nap, gap
7. hat, cat, mat, bat, sat, rat
8. bed, wed, fed, led, red
9. ten, hen, den, men, pen, yen
10. jet, pet, met, net, wet, vet

11. wig, big, rig, fig, pig, dig
12. tin, bin, win, pin, fin, kin
13. lip, dip, zip, tip, hip, rip
14. fit, hit, pit, sit, kit, bit
15. dog, log, jog, fog, hog, cog
16. top, cop, pop, mop, hop, bop
17. pot, dot, cot, rot, jot, hot
18. sub, tub, nut, rub, cut, hut
19. bug, hug, mug, dug, jug, rug
20. sun, bun, fun, gun, nun, run

Build a CVC Word Mats

In the Build the CVC Word Mats, children are provided with a row of pictures representing the CVC words, a group of letters that they will need for building the words, and a space for placing the magnetic letters.

CVC Word Building Mat for Short Vowel Word Families

These CVC Word Family Mats are a great way for teaching children the patterns found in the word families. As they build the CVC words belonging to each family, they will begin to recognise the sound and spelling patterns.

CVC Word Building Mat for Short Vowel Word Families

Roll and Build a CVC Word Mats

The Roll and Build a CVC Word Mats add a game element to word building. Children roll a dice and build the matching CVC word. As with Build the CVC Word Mats, this mat has a group of letters that children will need for building the words and space for placing the magnetic letters.

CVC Word Building Mat for Short Vowel Word Families

Spin and Build a CVC Word

Finally, for the children that love spinner games there is the Spin and Build a CVC Word Mats. Children spin a picture and build the matching CVC word.

CVC Spin and Build a Word Mat for Short Vowel Word Families

All of the word building mats come with a version where the word bank is not included. This is a great way to differentiate the word building activity. Below are examples of the word building mats with no word bank included on the mat.

CVC Word Building Mat for Short Vowel Word Families
CVC Word Building Mat for Short Vowel Word Families
CVC Word Building Mat for Short Vowel Word Families

Mixed CVC Word Families and Mixed CVC Words

Once children master CVC word families they can progress to using the Mixed CVC Word Family Mats and the Mixed CVC Word Mats.

There are 11 Mixed CVC Word Family lists. They cover the following CVC words:

21. bag, hat, cab, ran, jam, pad
22. ham, tab, bat, rag, van, sad
23. mad, cat, fan, ram, dab, tap
24. wet, net, bed, hen, wed, pen
25. red, fed, net, ten, jet, den
26. dip, pig, pit, lip, hit, bin

27. sit, rip, fig, kit, zip, wig
28. hop, cot, mop, dog, pot, log
29. hot, hog, cop, rot, top, jog
30. mug, nut, sun, bug, sub, nun
31. run, jug, rug, hut, tub, bun

There are 41 Mixed CVC word lists. They cover the following words:

32. cab, web, bus, mud, mom, rib
33. gum, pod, him, cat, wax, hem
34. bib, fox, ran, rub, top, leg
35. win, cub, jet, kit, lab, hog
36. sit, hem, job, cup, jam, box
37. wet, gab, hid, rip, net, sun
38. jug, beg, lip, bun, den, dab
39. web, nap, dog, sip, hit, tug
40. cot, pin, tap, lab, rip, pup
41. bus, hip, log, tab, fig, hum
42. bad, hut, wet, fin, fox, cab
43. cap, dug, nun, hen, pan, pit
44. bug, ban, bad, rod, rug, peg
45. cut, box, sad, hot, map, met
46. dug, mix, hid, can, men, hut
47. run, bed, kit, pup, mad, nut
48. pet, cup, hop, beg, fan, fun
49. hug, bin, bun, sap, led, bag
50. pit, pad, tug, hen, mug, ran
51. sun, lad, bud, mop, leg, gap
52. jet, kids, dot, dad, zip, vet
53. sit, lid, bed, tux, mop, man
54. bit, rag, hut, cop, fed, sub
55. pet, yam, fix, pig, bud, den
56. van, mob, bib, pen, nun, cot
57. wet, dog, cut, tag, sum, cob
58. fig, mug, nod, tin, yam, web
59. kid, tip, peg, jam, hot, fog
60. ten, dip, pot, run, pin, map
61. six, hum, pin, lap, hop, fed
62. get, pop, dug, pup, lip, yum
63. red, mud, cap, cop, net, zip
64. mud, wed, pig, tap, jug, rob
65. gum, dot, fin, can, set, cub
66. bat, fit, sob, wig, pod, nut
67. sob, rim, red, tub, cat, hug
68. rid, rug, wig, hat, rot, vet
69. rod, sub, pen, sat, sun, rig
70. top, big, dip, ten, log, tap
71. mat, tub, hog, win, pot, wed
72. men, top, gum, rat, hot, lid

Below are the Mixed CVC Word Family Mats in action:

Mixed Short A CVC Word Building Mat

Mixed Short I Roll and Build a CVC Word Mat

Mixed Short U Spin and Build a CVC Word Mat

CVC Word Building Mats for Google™ Slides

All of the CVC Word Building Mats come in a digital version for Google™ Slides. Please note that the Word Building Mats for Google™ Slides do not come with a word bank as the children type the words they build in the activity. By typing the words a level of accountability is integrated into the word building activity.

Spin and Build the CVC Word with Digital Spinners

The CVC Words Spin and Build activity is also available for Google Slides.

CVC Words Spin and Build for Google Slides.

In addition to the CVC Word Building Mats for Google™ Slides, included in the bundle are digital spinners for each word list. The spinners are opened using Microsoft Powerpoint. Children use the printable word building mat to build the word they spin using the digital spinner. There is no need to print spinners and provide paperclips and pencils or plastic spinners! 

Children will love reading and building CVC words with the CVC Word Building Mats.

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