Shark Fin CVC Words Break the Code

CVC words are the start of learning phonics for kids. And it can be hard to work on them. But we can be creative in how we teach them to kids!

Today I have a fun free shark fin decoding CVC words that are great for kids to work on CVC words that end in n.

You will have fun with letter sounds and matching pictures and letters to the sounds.

This print is part of our fun Shark Week.

Free Shark Fin CVC Words Break the Code - it works on -an, -en, -in and -un words with decode the word and find the matching picture - 3Dinosaurs.com

This is a great addition to our ocean printables on the site.

What is a CVC Word?

A CVC word is a consonant vowel consonant word. They are words like fin, hen, and can. Most CVC words are easy to sound out. You can find examples of CVC words on the CVC Word Family Wall Cards.

They are some of the basic beginning phonics that kids learn.

I love that these cards work on CVC words in a fun way for kids. You get to work on letters sound and sounding them out. You can find the matching letter for the sound. Then sound out the word. Then you get to match the picture to the word!

All great ways to work on words!

You have several word cards to learn with. They all end with n. So you have a similar ending sound. They have -an, -en, -in, and -un words. There are three word cards for each CVC ending.

You can see what the cards look like right here. They have a space for the letters below the pictures and a space for matching the picture to the card. The set has matching letters for each CVC card.

Free Shark Fin Decoding CVC Words - it works on -an, -en, -in and -un words with decode the word and find the matching picture - 3Dinosaurs.com

There are several share fins. These have the matching pictures to the words. There are shark fins for each CVC n ending.

Free Shark Fin Decoding CVC Words - it works on -an, -en, -in and -un words with decode the word and find the matching picture - 3Dinosaurs.com

There is a decoding page that can help with the letter sounds. It shows the pictures of the vowels up top and the rest of the letters in order below. You can see the uppercase and lowercase of the letters.

Free Shark Fin Decoding CVC Words - it works on -an, -en, -in and -un words with decode the word and find the matching picture - 3Dinosaurs.com

Things to use with this printable

These are things we use the prepare or use with these printables.

Ways to use the Shark Themed CVC Decoding Printable

Here is an example of how you might set up the center. You give them a set of decoding cards, fins, lacing letters, and decoding chart. You can limit the letters to the ones they will need or give them more. It depends on the level of the student.

Free Shark Fin Decoding CVC Words - it works on -an, -en, -in and -un words with decode the word and find the matching picture - 3Dinosaurs.com

You can see the card filled out here. It has the shark fin and the matching letters.

Free Shark Fin Decoding CVC Words - it works on -an, -en, -in and -un words with decode the word and find the matching picture - 3Dinosaurs.com

Another way to set up these cards would be to do just the shark fins and the cards. I also used the lacing letters.

Free Shark Fin Decoding CVC Words - it works on -an, -en, -in and -un words with decode the word and find the matching picture - 3Dinosaurs.com

Then you have fun, either way, matching the shark fins and building words!

Free Shark Fin Decoding CVC Words - it works on -an, -en, -in and -un words with decode the word and find the matching picture - 3Dinosaurs.com

If you are looking for something to use with this printable then check out the no-prep CVC Word Family Coloring pages! They are great for working on the words. You can do the cards and follow up by doing the coloring page. It has tracing or writing. You can see the tracing option below.

Free Shark Fin Decoding CVC Words - it works on -an, -en, -in and -un words with decode the word and find the matching picture - 3Dinosaurs.com

No-Prep CVC Word Family Coloring Pages

There are fun coloring pages to work on CVC words. They have two options for trace the word or write the word. It is a great way to work on CVC Word Family words.

No-prep CVC Word Family Coloring Pages Printable: -ab, -ad, -ag, -am, -an, -ap, -ar, -ap, -at, -ed, -eg, -en, -et, -ib, -id, -ig, -im, -in, -ip, -it, -ix, -ob, -od, -og, -op, -ot, -ox, -ub, -ud, -ug, -um, -un, -up, -ut - 3Dinosaurs.com

What you will find in the CVC Word Family Coloring Pages Selling Set

  • It has the following CVC Word Families: -ab, -ad, -ag, -am, -an, -ap, -ar, -ap, -at, -ed, -eg, -en, -et, -ib, -id, -ig, -im, -in, -ip, -it, -ix, -ob, -od, -og, -op, -ot, -ox, -ub, -ud, -ug, -um, -un, -up, -ut.
  • Tracing the Words
  • Write in the word option
  • 67 pages of printables
  • Price: $4

What you will find in the Free Shark Fin CVC Word Family Break The Code

  • Break the Code Chart
  • 3 cards for each CVC Word Family endings : -an, -en, -in, -un
  • 12 shark fins with pictures matching the cards
  • Letter cards to use with the cards.
  • 10 pages of printables
Free Shark Fin CVC Words Break the Code - it works on -an, -en, -in and -un words with decode the word and find the matching picture - 3Dinosaurs.com

Check out these other CVC Word Family Activities:

CVC Word Family Flower Pot Matching

24 Free CVC Word Family Playdough Mats

CVC Word Family Write the Words No-Prep Worksheet

FREE CVC Word Family Wall Cards

CVC Rhyming Matching Cards

Learning to Read: CVC Interactive Word Books


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Cassie is a mom of three stomping, romping, and roaring girls. She blogs about fun art and craft activities and printables she makes. She includes the odd review of products every now and then. She also blogs about the places that she has taken the girls called trip reviews. She has a few free printable pack for kids ages 2 to 8 and always adding more. She loves to get comments and feedback and always looking for new things to try or do with her girls.
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