These free CVCe bottle cap spelling mats are an eco-friendly and fun word work activity for learners who are ready!
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**The free download can be found towards the END of this post.
CVCe Bottle Cap Spelling Mats
The great thing about these is that they’re LOW PREP!
To prep them, just cut along the straight lines on each page. You won’t have any scraps left over! Woot! If you want to laminate them, go for it! This makes them reusable.
You’ll also need to gather bottle caps from sodas or water bottles. If you don’t have many, just ask those you know to start collecting them for you. You’ll have more than you need in no time at all!
I used permanent marker to write consonants in black and vowels in red. Of course, you can use any color you’d like to make your own!
Bottle cap mats are included for a_e, i_e, o_e, and u_e (because e_e is not common). You can just focus on one vowel or mix and match them, depending on what your learners are ready to try.
For each vowel pattern, a key is also provided. This can help make the activity self-checking if you’re using it as an independent activity. You may also have learners read over each word on the key to clarify what each picture represents.
*These spelling mats are only offered in color, but you can print in grayscale if you don’t have a color printer.
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Andrea @ No Doubt Learning says
When I taught first grade we did this a lot! Now I’ll have to start saving bottle caps with my own kids! 🙂 Thanks for the printables!
Save away…I LOVE me some bottle caps!
Christina Aronen says
This is really a great idea! I am a kindergarten teacher and an Orton-Gillingham tutor as well. I LOVE that you have the consonants and the vowels in different colored caps. I think this is definitely something I would love to add as a center! Thanks!!
Thanks, Christina! I’m so glad you can use it in your classroom. 🙂
Debra Brown says
Why can’t I find this free download? What am I doing wrong? I’m always directed to TPT page.
You’re doing nothing wrong. It’s an older post that I need to update. The link no longer works. Sorry about that!
Update 12/19/17 – The activity has been updated and the link works now. 🙂 Thanks for your patience.
How many bottle caps are needed?
I’m not 100% sure. We already have so many. I just looked through the mats and pulled what I needed. To keep from needing so many, you can have learners just spell 4 at a time, then clear them for the next 4.