Look for a way to integrate CVC short vowel practice with your hands on morning tubs or literacy centers? This is it! These CVC words fine motor mats are an engaging, no prep literacy centers option. Just print and add manipulatives that you already have in your classroom!
⭐7 hands-on CVC fine motor mat activities included! Each of these CVC words fine motor mats can be used in multiple ways with the manipulatives you already have in your classroom.
What CVC word centers and activities are included?
- CVC Words Dot It Mats - Students will use a cotton swab and paint to dot the words or make each word with beads for a no mess option.
- CVC Words Big Dots Mats - Students can make the words with pom-poms, mini erasers, or dab it with bingo daubers.
- CVC Word Popsicle Stick Mats - Students will use popsicle sticks to make each word.
- CVC Word Dough Mats - Students will use dough to make the CVC words.
- CVC Word Push Pin Poke It Mats - Students will use push pins to pole the short vowel words. Then, they will find the pictures that match and poke a circle around them.
- CVC Word Building Brick Mats - Students will make the short vowel CVC words with building bricks. Then, they will cover the words that match.
- CVC Word Make It Mats - Students can make the short vowel CVC words with any materials you have. Then, they will cover the words that match.
⭐How can I use these CVC word fine motor mats in the classroom? These phonics fine motor activities are a no prep solution to:
- Literacy centers
- Morning tubs or morning bins
- Word work
- Early finisher activities
- Fine motor bins
How much prep will these CVC words centers take? These mats were designed to be print and go! It is optional to add them to sheet protectors or laminate for reusability. All mats are in black and white to save ink.
What materials will I need? These CVC words activities can be used with a variety of materials and manipulatives that you probably already have in your classroom! Some suggestions include:
- Cotton swabs
- Pony beads
- Dry erase marker and eraser
- Mini erasers
- Dot markers
- Popsicle sticks
- Mini popsicle sticks
- Push pins
- Backing such as foam sheets or cardboard
- Building bricks
- Plastic chips
Why is fine motor practice important? Many of our Pre-K, Kindergarten, and 1st grade students come to us without the essential fine motor skills needed for writing. It's so important to build those fine motor muscles, but it can be difficult to fit fine motor activities into your day! These CVC fine motor mats help you integrate fine motor practice with academics.
How many CVC words are included? There are at least 180 CVC words included for each fine motor mat type. That's over 1000 mats included total!
How can I use these in Kindergarten literacy centers or word work? Just print, add to a sheet protector or laminate, and add manipulatives! You can also use these as small group warm up activities, early finisher activities, or send home for extra practice.
How can I use these in Kindergarten morning tubs or morning bins? Just print, add to a sheet protector or laminate, and add manipulatives! If you do not want to bend the mats, I suggest having paper-size tubs or book bins for these morning bins.