I created these CVC mats because some of my kids were struggling with stretching sounds and blending them back together when sounding out CVC words.
I put the picture cards in a sensory bin (I used black beans) but they can also just be placed on a table. I put velcro on the mats and on the back of each picture card. Then I have the students sound out the word and find the picture that matches and place it in the box!
The words included are:
Short A: cab, dad, sad, mad, tag, bag, ham, jam, can, fan, man, pan
Short A: van, ran, cap, lap, map, nap, tap, bat, hat, cat, rat, wax
Short E: web, bed, leg, den, pen, hen, men, ten, net, vet, pet, jet
Short I: bib, rib, hid, kid, lid, big, dig, pig, wig, bin, fin, pin
Short I: dip, hip, lip, rip, tip, zip, kit, pit, sit, mix, six, fix
Short O: job, rob, sob, nod, pod, rod, dog, fog, jog, log, hog, mom
Short O: hop, mop, pop, top, cop, hot, pot, rot, dot, cot, box, fox
Short U: rub, sub, tub, mud, bug, hug, mug, rug, tug, gum, hum, sum
Short U: yum, fun, run, sun, bun, pup, cup, bus, cut, nut, hut, tux