This activity is for a digital file to create a reading center, or several interchangable centers throughout the year with 150 cvc words sorted into short vowel word families. Students must blend the sounds and read the short vowel CVC words and then match the cones with words to the ice cream scoop with a picture that coordinates with the word. This activity is good for Assessment, small group, or whole group activities. They are good for Word work or seatwork and also useful for Kagan structures such as Think Pair Share or Quiz Quiz trade. You can use them one word family at a time, or a few word families together. They can be sorted onto tree maps or circle maps as you like.
I also use them in pass the word a game where students draw a cone from a bucket and blend the sounds together to read the words or they draw the ice cream portion and we identify either the initial, medial, or final sounds, or we segment the word into its three sounds.