I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Ice cream is a fun treat when it’s hot outside. It’s also the perfect learning theme for the end of the school year and over the summer! Our ice cream CVC word match incorporates short vowel sounds written out in words and corresponding pictures. Practice stretching out the letter sounds in words while working to master reading and matching CVC words with this free printable activity!
Ice Cream CVC Word Match Activity
This activity includes a printable page filled with 15 ice cream cones. Each ice cream cone has a CVC (consonant vowel consonant) word on it that includes a short vowel sound in the middle of the word. It also includes a page of 15 printable ice cream scoops. Each scoop contains one CVC image on it.
Print the 2 pages (below) and cut the scoops of ice cream apart on the dotted lines.
I printed the ice cream cone page out on regular computer printer paper. I chose to save ink and print the scoops of ice cream page out on colored cardstock. Cardstock adds extra durability to the scoops of ice cream. This will be helpful because you can keep the scoops of ice cream for the next time the activity is played!
To play this word matching game, put the ice cream scoop cards into a pile face down. Flip a card over and say the name of the picture on it. Find the same word on the ice cream cone page. Color in that ice cream cone.
For example, if the ice cream scoop that has the web on it is flipped, say “web.” Stretch the word out to fully hear 3 separate sounds within the word. Find the word web written on the ice cream cone page. Color the cone with the word web on it.
Continue this same process of flipping one card, stretching the sounds in the word, and coloring in the corresponding ice cream cone until each cone is colored.
To set this activity up to be self-correcting, write the correct word on the back of each ice cream cone. If you are playing this way, do not pile the cards face down. Instead pile the cards facing up, so the back of the cards are not seen.
Another way to make this activity just a little easier is to write just the middle vowel sound on the back of the card. If the child is having a hard time figuring out which word matches the picture, he can flip it to the back. So if the picture had a map on it, the letter “a” would be on the back of the card. This would help eliminate confusion and make it easier to pick from the 3 ice cream cones that have “a” in the middle of the words.
This activity can be used as a learning center for individual students or as a group activity! One child can flip the cards and they can work together finding the correct ice cream cone on their ice cream cone papers.
Helpful Hint: You can also laminate the ice cream cone page and use a dry erase marker to color in the ice cream cones. When they are all colored in, wipe the page clean so it’s ready for the next time.
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