CVC Word Mats: Basic Outlines


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70 CVC Word Mats that are perfect literacy centers for your preschool, pre-k, or prekinders classroom.

These CVC Word Mats are a great way for your students to practice their short vowel (consonant, vowel, consonant) words while building their fine motor skills that will be necessary for writing.

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Get three fun varieties in the CVC Word Mat BUNDLE! Outlines, Play Dough, and Snap Cubes included!


Each CVC Word Mat option includes varied activities at the bottom of the mats, so kids will benefit from using all three styles!

Your children will love these hands-on CVC word mats! Not only will they work on word building, but they will also focus on fine motor skills, and beginning writing skills.

Use these basic outline mats with play dough, Wikki Stix, buttons, mini erasers or just to trace with a dry eraser marker. So versatile!

What CVC word families are included?

  • CVC -a- word families: -ab, -ad, -ag, -am, -an, -ap, -at, -ax
  • CVC -e- word families: -eb, -ed, -eg, -em, -en, -et
  • CVC -i- word families: -ib, -id, -ig, -im, -in, -ip, -it, -ix
  • CVC -o- word families: -ob, -od, -og, -om, -op, -ot, -ox
  • CVC -u- word families: -ub, -ud, -ug, -um, -un, -up-, us, -ut, -ux

**Please note: When possible 2 words for each word family are included for a total of 70 CVC words. There are a few word families that only one word was possible.

**Every letter of the alphabet is included with the exception of q to give your students the most effective beginning reading experience.

These 70 CVC Word Mats make great literacy centers for your pre-k or preschool classroom. Print and laminate the color activities for low-prep, hands-on learning.

Some tips for using the CVC Word Mats:

  • To save on laminating, use a write and wipe pocket.
  • Save on colored ink by printing the black and white CVC Word Mats or use the black and white mats for individual practice.
  • Use dry erase markers or crayons to trace the CVC words at the bottom of each mat.

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