CVC Pumpkin Patch

Activity for ages 5 to 7.

Ready to add a little seasonal fun way to your literacy centers?

This adorable CVC pumpkin patch activity is the perfect way for students to learn and practice short vowel sounds.

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Getting Ready

Prepping the activity was super simple!

I printed the colorful pumpkin patch activity on white cardstock and then ran all the cards through the laminator to ensure durability. I wanted to be able to use the center year after year!

Next, I cut out all the short vowel picture cards and placed them in a storage container.

Viola! Prep was done.

CVC Pumpkin Patch

Since we were still working on short vowel sounds, I decided to introduce the activity with a small group.

On a flat surface, I laid out all five short vowel pumpkin patch cards and placed the pumpkin picture cards in a pile to the side.

Note: Depending on the level of your kids, you may only what to use one short vowel pumpkin patch card at a time.

Together, we reviewed each short vowel sound by saying the vowel sound on each mat.

Then the first student picked up the pumpkin picture card with the ‘hen’ on it.

She read the word out loud: “Hen /h/ /e/ /n/.”

I asked her what vowel sound the word had in it.

She said “/e/”, pointed to the short e pumpkin patch and placed the hen card on it.

Then I had the entire group stretch out the word hen to listen for the /e/ sound and confirm that it belonged in the short e pumpkin patch.

We went around the small group table repeating this process until all the picture cards were placed on the correct short vowel pumpkin patch cards.

The kids loved practicing their short vowel sounds with this fun pumpkin patch activity!

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  1. Theresa

    I cannot thank you enough for all the wonderful things you come up with, to help my class! CVC Pumpkin Patch

    • Ashley

      You are most welcome!
      I’m so glad you and your class are enjoying them!
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador


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