Free CVC Clip Cards

Activity for ages 5 to 7.

Clip cards are a quick and easy way for kids to practice reading skills. That’s one of the reasons we love them so much! Rhyming, alphabet letters, blends, digraphs… you name it, we’ve clipped it!

These CVC clip cards are a motivating way to help kids identify middle vowel sounds and are a perfect addition to our Alphabet Mega Pack and Word Family Activity Pack!

Medial Vowel Clip Cards

Getting Ready

To prep, I printed the cards on card stock for added durability and then cut along the dotted lines to separate the pieces.

I filled a container with clothespin pegs and placed it beside the clip cards.

I wanted the kids to be able to self-check their answers so I flipped the cards over and drew a dot in the correct clipping spot so kids could easily see if the pins were in the right place later.

Note: If you’ll be using the cards in a classroom, you may want to laminate them.

Middle Vowel Sounds

The kids and I have talked A LOT about vowel sounds because, for most students, they are the hardest letter sounds to memorize. Since there is at least one vowel in every single word, memorizing them is supremely important.

We reviewed the five vowels (A, E, I, O and U) and talked about the sound for each one.

Since my students worked on our vowel word puzzles just the day before, they were ready to jump in and get to work.

Vowel Clip Cards

I set up the activity as a literacy center so children grabbed one card  at a time and said what the picture was out loud. The first time reading it, I encouraged them to use a normal speed. But the second time they repeated it, I suggested that they stretch the word out slowly like a rubber band so that they could focus on the middle sound.

For instance, when one of my boys picked up the bed card he said, “Bed!” and then slowly repeated, “B-E-D”. As if a light went off, he recognized that /e/ sound and clipped the right spot on his card.
Awesome Vowel Sound Clip Cards for New Readers!

If the kids got stuck, I encouraged them to “try out” each vowel sound to see if it made sense. It was quite funny trying to hear questions like “Who has a bath teb at home?” There were smiles all around!

Free CVC Clip Cards

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Ready to play? Click the blue button below to download your free CVC clip cards and then hop over and check out our Word Family Activity Pack and Alphabet Mega Pack too!

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