CVC Word Work Fun for Spring
A few of my pre-kinders are ready for CVC word work. They know their letter sounds, and they are beginning to blend sounds to make words. I wanted to create a low-prep, fun center that would engage them. I was inspired to create this FREE CVC Word Work center for Spring after purchasing a fun little manipulative for our writing center. Have you heard of Spelly Straws? (affiliate link) Spelly straws are BPA-free plastic straw pieces that you can mix and match to spell words. Now, my students won’t be drinking from these straws….obviously! 😉 They’ll simply be spelling their CVC words with them!
These BPA-free straws are available in packages containing 44 letters. I purchased two packages for my word work center. The letters snap together in any combination you wish to configure them. There’s even a hashtag and a heart symbol! 🙂
CVC Word Work Center
The fact that these are straws and it’s getting warm outside immediately brought cool, refreshing lemonade to mind! So I made a lemonade-inspired word work center to help my students practice creating and reading CVC words. Lemonade has three ingredients (lemons, sugar, and water) just like a CVC word has three parts–a beginning, middle, and ending sound. I copied the beginning consonants on pink, the vowels on yellow, and the ending consonants on green. And of course I used my favorite Astrobrights paper!
Next, cut the cards apart and shuffle them. Place them upside down. Students draw the top card from each stack and flip them over. Blend the sounds together. Do they make a SWEET word (a real word) or a SOUR word (a nonsense word)? Students record their word in the correct column on the included recording page. For added fun, I’m going to have students spell the word using the spelly straws as well.
Get this lemonade-inspired CVC Word Work center for FREE!
Spelly straws are optional when using this packet, but if you decide to add that fun twist to your word work center, you can purchase them here!
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