Short Vowel Color Picture Word Cards for Word Walls, Puzzles, and Matching

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Short Vowel Picture Word Cards for Word Walls, Puzzles, and Matching work well in Reading Centers, for tutoring, and cooperative learning and includes single syllable and multi-syllable words.

Picture word cards of 144 short vowel words can be used as puzzles, word wall cards, and concentration game cards. The matching flash cards are included without pictures for matching and checking mastery of the words.

This package has only short vowel sounds and some of them are included in other packages, also. Please read my descriptions carefully if you want to avoid any duplications.

For a pack of 163 puzzles including many of these puzzles as well as others, click here and check it out. I do not recommend buying both of these packages unless you do not mind having quite a few duplicates

Puzzles with LONG VOWEL SOUNDS can be found by following this link.

Picture Word Puzzles can be used:
• As word wall cards
• Self-checking puzzles (with horizontal or vertical cutting)
• Concentration game cards (print two sets)
• Flash cards (cover the picture)
• Models for spelling with letter cubes
• Cards for copying words
• And any other use to be devised by students, teachers, parents, or tutors

Word cards and picture word cards included in the package are:
1. bananas, pot, lunch, inch
2. bank, tank, plant, ant
3. cat, bat, hat, rat
4. bend, send, fish, dish
5. branch, match, patch, bench
6. brick, chick, zip, ship
7. bud, spud, duck, truck
8. bus, plus, eggs, sad
9. cap, sap, cast, mast
10. fox, box, fin, pin
11. frog, dog, log, sun
12. ax, ham, yam, ram
13. hill, drill, windmill, six
14. hump, pump, stump, nut
15. jug, bug, rug, hitch
16. king, ring, string, zinnia
17. kitten, mitten, check, neck
18. band, hand, lamp, stamp
19. lung, rung, sub, tub
20. moss, cross, tent, sent
21. pig, wig, hen, apple
22. rock, clock, lock, sock
23. sack, jack, black, tack
24. ship, shell, mash, bunch
25. sink, drink, pink, rabbit
26. sled, bed, red, web
27. splash, brush, trash, fish
28. top, stop, mop, drum
29. umbrella, octagon, grasshopper, centipede
30. fan, van, pan, can
31. well, bell, shell, ten
32. whisk, disk, cliff, sniff
33. clam, mug, igloo, pen
34. cup, pup, junk, bunk
35. dress, chess, nest, vest
36. elephant, Saturn, jacket, flag

If you would prefer Word Cards which include an assortment of vowel sounds, blends, and digraphs, follow this link to a large package.

If you would prefer only word card puzzles that are CVC words, follow this link.

I suggest following the directions included in this package to see examples of possible cutting patterns for using the words as puzzles. Color printing is best, but they can be printed in black and white. A variety of frames help to provide self-checking clues. I print my cards on 110# card stock.

If you have printing done at an office supply store, always ask how you can be charged the lowest possible price. Sometimes buying and providing your own card stock can reduce the price dramatically. I do not recommend laminating cards being placed on a bulletin or display board because the reflections make them unreadable from many angles in a classroom.

Common Core - Phonics and Word Recognition
Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary sound of many of the most frequent sounds for each consonant.

Common Core - Phonics and Word Recognition
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

Common Core - Phonics and Word Recognition
Know spelling-sound correspondences for additional common vowel teams.

Thanks so much for purchasing my products. I love making these learning materials, and I am proud of the fact that I paint or photograph almost all my own pictures. Some of my pictures are adapted from story books and children’s reading text books from about 1900. I am proud to have my products used in many classrooms and homes in the world. If you have questions, requests, or suggestions please write at

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Beverly L. Elliott
Gramma Elliott - Educational Tools 2013
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Short Vowel Color Picture Word Cards for Word Walls, Puzzl
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Short Vowel Color Picture Word Cards for Word Walls, Puzzl