CVC Words Fine Motor Skills Task Boxes

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This set includes ideas and printable materials for 10 fine motor CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) words activities. Each task is designed to fit into a standard plastic pencil box and includes a printable label, picture directions, and other materials (such as work mats or task cards). The tasks in this set are intended to help your students master kindergarten reading standards but are appropriate for any child that needs practice with CVC words.

These CVC task boxes focus on 16 common and easy-to-identify CVC words. This allows the activities to be self-checking and for students to be independent while using them.

Description

This CVC words fine motor task boxes set is filled with 10 engaging activities designed to give your students phonics practice while they build fine motor skills. Perfect for morning tubs, early finishers, literacy centers, or busy boxes, this set of CVC words activities targets the development of standards-aligned literacy concepts and fine motor skills in preschool and kindergarten students while also fostering independence and excitement about school. Designed to be completed independently, these CVC words fine motor activities build finger strength, dexterity, and coordination while giving you time to take care of some of the many other tasks that demand your attention each day!

 

What You Get in this CVC Words Fine Motor Set:

This set includes ideas and printable materials for 10 fine motor CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) words activities. Each task is designed to fit into a standard plastic pencil box and includes a printable label, picture directions, and other materials (such as work mats or task cards). The tasks in this set are intended to help your students master kindergarten reading standards but are appropriate for any child that needs practice with CVC words.

These CVC task boxes focus on 16 common and easy-to-identify CVC words. This allows the activities to be self-checking and for students to be independent while using them.

The included CVC word practice activities are:

Link-a-Word
Students use picture clues to link three letters to form (and then read) a CVC word.

Missing Letter Clip Cards
Students use clothespins to mark the missing initial, middle, or final letter in a CVC word.

Spin and Graph
In this spinner game, students match pictures with CVC words.

Playdough CVC Words
Students use playdough to form CVC words that match pictures on CVC playdough mats.

CVC Word Beading
Students use letter beads to form CVC words that match the images on picture cards. (Instructions are included for two types of letter beads—those shaped like letters and cube-shaped beads with embossed letters.)

Magnetic Letter CVC Words
Students form CVC words with magnetic letters and then find a matching picture.

CVC Cube Building
Students follow a template card to build models of CVC words with snap cubes and then find the matching word card.

Drive and Read
Students drive a toy card along CVC road cards while segmenting and blending words.

CVC Spelling Strips
Students look carefully at a series of three-letter words and mark only those that are spelled correctly to match the picture.

Draw and Spell
Students complete a simple directed drawing and write the CVC word that matches their picture.

 

How to Use These Fine Motor Activities:

Once you get your students started with these task boxes with some initial instructions, they will be up and running and ready for independence! These CVC words fine motor task boxes are perfect to grab during any of the times that you need students to be independent, engaged, and productive. Use these simple fine motor activities as morning tubs when students arrive in the classroom (a soft start is a great way to let students gently adjust to the school day) or as early finishers for children who finish their work quickly. These CVC words practice activities are also useful during literacy center time, indoor recess, or any time students need a quiet break to re-focus.

To prepare these CVC Words Fine Motor Task Boxes, print and laminate the activity label and instructions as well as the printable activity materials. Attach the activity label to the outside of the box and the illustrated instruction card inside the lid. (You can use Velcro to attach the labels if you want to have the flexibility to easily switch activities throughout the year!) Place all listed materials inside the box. Each activity requires the inclusion of other classroom items such as manipulatives or basic classroom supplies (listed below).

Once assembled, these fine motor activities stack easily on a shelf. Teach your students what procedures you would like them to follow for use and clean up. Some teachers allow students to come into the classroom and quietly select any of the morning tubs, while others prefer a check-in/out system that encourages children to cycle through the activities. Another option is to make a selection of task boxes available at each table and rotate them as the week goes on. This option can cut down on transition time and allow students to quickly choose an early finisher or literacy center activity.

 

What Teachers Are Saying:

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “The addition of task boxes in my classroom has been amazing, and this is so well put together that it was easy! I laminated them and attached them with Velcro to the boxes, filled the boxes, and after introducing them to the students, I have both set them out for table time or left them on the free choice shelf for free choice centers. The kids ALWAYS go to these boxes…even above some of the other popular free choice center activities. I allow them to both use the boxes as directed, and also (like with learning links) create new games with it. What I love is that they can be used independently or with friends.” -Jennifer K.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “SUPER SUPER resource! These CVC task cards are perfect for morning tubs and literacy bins. The kids are so engaged, and these can be adapted for all types of learners. This is one of mine and the kiddos’ favorite activities.” –Sandra C.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “These were a great way to incorporate play while practicing skills. I loved how easy they were to put together and I was able to use as morning tubs. I was able to walk around and talk to the children about the skills they were using. Also, good for intervention groups. I used these on Fun Friday in my RTI groups.” -Skyler S.

 

Recommended Materials List (not included in purchase):

copy paper, card stock, laminator/film
math links (learning links)
clothespins
¾” circular counters
spinner arrow (optional)
playdough
binder ring
letter beads, pony beads, shoelace
lowercase magnetic letters
connecting cubes (snap cubes)
small toy car
mini-erasers or other small counters
dry erase marker, eraser

 

Why are fine motor skills important?

Research shows that well-developed fine motor skills in young children are a predictor of academic success. It makes sense that children with dexterity and hand strength would be more successful in a classroom that requires writing and drawing, but researchers have found that the connection goes beyond that. Through a series of studies using longitudinal data that tracked students from kindergarten through eighth grade, researchers determined that strong fine motor skills in the early years of life help form connections in the brain that lead to greater academic achievement throughout the school years. Unfortunately, advances in technology have led many families away from traditional activities that promote fine motor development. The time that many children spend using computers, tablets, and smartphones is time that they are not spending building, drawing, and manipulating objects in the world around them. Many children are beginning school with a deficit of motor skills, both gross and fine. It is important for schools to give children many opportunities to build those skills.

 

 

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Susan Jennings (My Happy Place)

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