These magnetic letter literacy activities are an engaging way to teach kids how to spell CVC words! They make a fun addition to literacy centers in kindergarten and first grade.
CVC Activities for Literacy Centers
The following literacy activities help kids learn to spell CVC words (consonant, vowel, consonant). There are two styles of mats to choose from.
Literacy Center 1 – Picture it, Read it, Build it Mats
Preparation – Start by printing and laminating the activities for added durability. I recommend printing each set of short vowel words on a different color, so that they’re easy to keep track of. Next, grab a cookie tray, some magnetic letters and an erasable marker.
How to Play – First choose four CVC pictures and place them on the mat. Next choose the four corresponding CVC words and place them near the mat. Then the kids need to look at the picture, say the word and sound it out. Finally they need to find the correct word, put it next to the picture and then build the word with magnetic letters.
I’ve also included an optional recording sheet. So the kids can write the words they’ve picked on there too.
Literacy Center 2 – Read it, Build it, Write it Mats
How to Play – This literacy center is similar to the other mats, except it doesn’t have pictures. Begin by placing four CVC words on the mat. Next build each of the words with magnetic letters. Lastly write each of the words with an erasable marker. You can of course, get the kids to place the picture near each word as well.
More Fun CVC Activities
You may also like these resources to add to your literacy centers:
I hope you find these literacy activities helpful. Happy teaching! :)