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Building Sundaes - CVC Word Mats

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 10 pages | Years: F - 1

Segment CVC words with this set of 14 word mats.

Segment CVC Words with Sweet Treats! 

Y-U-M spells delicious decoding!

Use this resource as an English group activity or whole-class exercise to practise segmenting and blending the phonemes in CVC words.

To build sundaes with CVC words, students will choose a word mat and identify the CVC word. Then, they must find the phonemes needed to build the word and cover the matching scoop in the sundae bowl. Students can then blend the phonemes to read the word. 

Scaffolding and Extension Tips 

  • Challenge fast finishers to put the words from the word mats in alphabetical order.
  • Support students who need help understanding the concepts by providing a visual reference while working through the CVC words.

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

It is recommended that this resource be printed on thick card for increased durability.

Place the word mats and sundae pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access. 

Before You Download

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or Google Slides version of this resource. 


This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a Teach Starter Collaborator. 

If you’re looking for more ways to decode and spell CVC words, be sure to check these out! 

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