A Cup of "short i" CVC words is a fun activity with three different ways to use it. To begin with, you will have color-coded cards for the short a word families. The students can use the cards to easily practice blending new words together. Use these just as flashcards or on metal cookie sheets to create the word. Place the card on the cookie sheet and have students use magnet letters to create the words. My students love using different characters to create new CVC words. I have created all a, e, i, o, u cards -just look for the complete unit.