I am so excited to share with you one of my absolute FAVORITE ways to build words with my new CVC Word Building Mats and Blends and Digraphs Mats! As usual, we are always looking for more engaging ways to make reading and spelling FUN for kids! Most importantly, we want kids to feel confident in the reading process! These simple Phonics Building Mats have been a HUGE success! What’s more, they require NO PREP! Just PRINT and add magnetic letters!
***You can also grab a FREE Alphabet Letter and Sound Match in my private Facebook group HERE! See the FREEBIE at the bottom of this post!
CVC Building Mats
What’s included in the CVC Building Mats?
- 20 Short a CVC Mats
- 10 Short e CVC Mats
- 20 Short i CVC Mats
- 20 Short o CVC Mats
- 20 Short u CVC Mats
- 50 Short Vowel Mixed Review CVC Mats
- Recording Sheet
- Listen and Build Mat to build any CVC Word
There are 150 CVC (short vowel) words in the CVC Building Mats Set! To get started, just grab a mat and a small cookie sheet, place the correct letters on the mat, and build the words! It’s that simple!
The mat shown above uses the following letters: a, b, p, t, m, f, g, d, n and h. With these 10 letters, students will use the pictures on the right to build the following words: hat, bag, map, fan, ham and mad. This particular mat works with short a words.
Here an example of a short i word mat…
I have included a recording sheet as well…
Blends and Digraphs Building Mats
After teaching CVC words, students move on to Blends and digraphs Building Mats! There are 46 blends and digraphs mats! For these mats, students work to build words that have beginning or ending blends or digraphs with a short vowel. Naturally, these mats are more challenging than the CVC word mats, but they only introduce blends and digraphs and no other new phonics skills.
The mat shown above focuses on the r blend. The following letters are used: i, o, u, d, r, t, g, f, m, p, c and n. With these 12 letters, students will use the pictures on the right to build the following words: grin, drop, frog, trip, drum, crop. There is also an answer key included for all mats.
What’s included in the Blends and Digraphs Building Mats?
- Beginning L Blends (3 pages)
- Beginning R Blends (2 pages)
- Beginning S Blends (2 pages)
- Ending FT and LB Blends (1 page)
- Ending L Blends (3 pages)
- Ending S Blends (2 pages)
- Ending N Blends (3 pages)
- Ending misc. Blends (1 page)
- Beginning and Ending Blends (7 pages)
- Sh Digraphs (7 pages)
- Th Digraphs (2 pages)
- Ch Digraphs (4 pages)
- Ck Digraphs (5 pages)
- Wh and Qu Digraphs (1 page)
- Wr Digraphs (1 page)
- Ck Double Digraphs (2 pages)
- Recording Sheet
The mat below works with the L Blends. Students build the words: flip, glad, clam, flag, flat, and clap.
Here is a mat for N blend words: king, lung, fang, wing, ring, and sing!
Here is a mat for ending s blends words: cast, vest, fist, list, wasp and nest!
There are also mats that include ending digraphs and beginning blends! What a confidence builder when students can use the phonics skills they have been taught to build bigger words like flash, smash, crash, and brush!
Mats that have a beginning and ending blend build words like trunk, skunk, slant, and print. Don’t worry, if you are unsure about what the picture might be, I have included an answer key for each mat. 🙂
Where to Get the Phonics Building Mats:
Grab the 150 CVC Mats HERE
Grab the 46 Blends and Digraphs Mats HERE
Don’t forget to grab the freebie!
FREEBIE for YOU! You can grab the Alphabet Letters and Sound Mat which is shown below! This is an EXCLUSIVE FREEBIE over at my Moffatt Girls Engage Group! Join for free HERE!
COMING SOON… CVCe mats and long vowel mats!