For this activity, you can print alphabet letters on colored paper (upper and lower case letters are included) or print the pre-colored letters on card stock, cut them out, and laminate them. You will also laminate the spelling balloon mat and the CVC word strips. Students will select a CVC word and place it in the designated box on the mat. They will then find the letters to spell the word and place them in the balloons in the correct order.
The CVC word strips cover all of the short vowel sounds and a wide range of word families.