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Unicorns bring magical fun to any learning activity, and they capture the interest of my students as well. This free Unicorn CVC Word Match is the perfect literacy activity to boost our practice with CVC words in a fun, hands-on way! I’m sure your students will love it, too. They won’t even realize that they are strengthening important fluency skills while making matches with the adorable unicorns and rainbows!
*This activity pairs perfectly with our CVC Word Family Phonics Poems!
Unicorn CVC Word Match
This Unicorn CVC Word Match is great for Kindergarten and 1st grade students working on strengthening fluency with CVC words. The set includes 15 matches – 3 for each vowel (a, e, i, o, and u).
Your students will have a blast matching the CVC words with their pictures and you will love how quick and easy it is to prep!
How to Prep
To begin, simply print out the unicorn CVC word cards along with the rainbow picture cards. Laminate each page for durability and reuse in your literacy centers or small groups.
Lastly, cut the cards apart on the solid black lines to have the pieces all set for the matching game.
How to Play
I recommend introducing this game in your small groups. This allows you to practice the activity and tackle all of the matches before adding it to your literacy centers. Depending on the level of your students, you may choose to work on only one vowel at a time, or remove some cards so that it isn’t overwhelming.
Spread out the picture rainbows face up, and then draw a unicorn card. Read the CVC word aloud, practicing fluency skills by stretching out each sound – “/d/o/g/”.
After reading the CVC word find the matching picture card and pair the unicorn with its matching rainbow. Continue until all matches are made.
When your students are familiar with the concept and feeling comfortable with the directions, place all the pieces in a small basket and add this super fun game into your literacy centers!
Grab Your FREE Copy
Ready for some CVC word fun? Grab your free copy of the Unicorn CVC Word Match by clicking the large, yellow download button at the end of the post!
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