Umbrella CVC Matching Activity

April showers bring May flowers... right? Well, let's stay dry and have a little fun this Spring with an umbrella CVC word building activity, perfect for kindergarten!

FREE printable CVC word building activity featuring umbrellas. Perfect Spring activity for kindergarten or beginning readers.
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CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) word building is an important early reading skill. Reading and building CVC words is very useful in creating a solid foundation in reading by giving children a taste of how letter sounds together can form words.

In this activity the child will be building eight different CVC words using colorful umbrellas. Each umbrella has three sections that together form a word. That word is also represented by an image under the umbrella.

FREE printable CVC word building activity featuring umbrellas. Perfect Spring activity for kindergarten or beginning readers.

Materials needed for this activity:

  • The printable PDF file (link below)
  • Laminator
  • Velcro dots (I picked these up at the Dollar Tree in a pack of 20, you will need two packs)
  • Scissors (I included a dotted cut line around the umbrellas so you could cut them out or use them for fine motor cutting practice.)

Setup Instructions:

Step 1: Print PDF file. (link below) There are 6 pages to the activity.
Step 2: Laminate now if you choose and then cut out your umbrellas and the sections.
Step 3. Add the velcro dots to the back of the letters and top of the umbrellas. To make them match up better I stuck the top and bottom velcro dots together and put them on the umbrella first and then lined up the section and stuck it on.
Step 4: Time to play! Have the child build the words to match the images shown under the umbrellas. Such as net for the umbrella with a net under it. Have the child say the word by sounding out the letter sounds as they build the different words.

Extension Activity: See what other words they can form with the letters. Can they create new words by mixing up the color sections?

For more umbrella fun check out our umbrella counting pack and our umbrella color match activity!

Click Here to Download your FREE Umbrella CVC Activity

Meet Becka:
I'm a homeschooling mother of 3 who loves being creative. Miniature Masterminds is the blog where I share my knowledge from years of Early Childhood Education classes and past experience working with young children in the classroom, as well as being my much needed creative outlet. I love sharing free printable activities, crafts, and ideas to help others in their work with young children. Miniature Masterminds also showcases the activities I do with my preschool daughter, elementary school age son, and middle school daughter in our home education journey.

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