These 35 word family picture mats and accompanying word cards will help your learners gain confidence reading words in short vowel word families. The picture clues give extra support to beginning readers. These mats are a great vocabulary builder, too!
What you’ll get
With your purchase, you’ll get three digital files. Each file will contain 35 word family mats and cards, PLUS a worksheet and two games per mat.
- The first file has all the mats in full color with borders, plus the games.
- The second file has all the mats in color without borders, plus the games.
- The third file has all the mats in black and white, plus the games.
Each mat also comes with a simple matching worksheet for easy accountability at stations, PLUS two no-prep games:
You’ll get printable mats, word cards, and games for the following word families in the files:
an: fan, plan, van, pan, can, scan, ran, man
ag: flag, wag, rag, drag, bag, tag, stag, sag
at: cat, fat, hat, pat, rat, mat, sat, bat
am: ham, ram, clam, slam, jam, tram, yam, swam
ack: stack, sack, snack, crack, back, tack, rack, black
ab: crab, cab, grab, gab, lab, jab, tab, dab
ad: dad, pad, sad, glad, bad, grad, mad, brad
ap: sap, cap, trap, clap, snap, nap, map, gap
ed: sled, wed, bled, fed, shred, shed, bed, red
eck: check, wreck, deck, deck, peck, speck, neck, check (deck and check are used two different ways)
ell: well, shell, fell, sell, cell, smell, bell, yell
en: hen, men, glen, pen, wren, Ben, ten, den
est: best, rest, test, vest, chest, zest, rest, west
ent: tent, vent, sent, spent, bent, dent, cent, scent
et: vet, wet, pet, jet, set, net, get, met
it: kit, lit, hit, pit, sit, fit, bit, spit
ip: tip, ship, rip, rip, hip, lip, dip, sip
in: bin, fin, spin, pin, win, chin, tin, twin
ill: spill, drill, bill, pill, grill, hill, fill, mill
ig: big, rig, dig, fig, pig, wig, gig, twig
id: skid, squid, kid, bid, hid, rid, lid, did
ot: cot, dot, hot, jot, tot, pot, lot, shot
op: hop, cop, pop, shop, top, drop, mop, chop
og: fog, cog, hog, dog, jog, smog, log, frog
ock: sock, clock, knock, flock, lock, block, rock, smock
ob: knob, rob, lob, cob, mob, glob, sob, job
ut: nut, cut, coconut, rut, gut, shut, hut, peanut
un: bun, spun, nun, fun, sun, stun, run, gun
um: yum, drum, chum, sum, gum, hum, plum, mum
ump: dump, bump, stump, hump, pump, grump, jump, thump
unk: junk, dunk, chunk, bunk, stunk, sunk, skunk, trunk
ub: shrub, cub, hub, rub, tub, scrub, sub, club
ug: bug, tug, jug, hug, mug, plug, rug, slug
unk: skunk, bunk, trunk, sunk, dunk, stunk, junk, flunk
uck: duck, buck, cluck, suck, stuck, truck, puck, yuck
How to assemble
1. Print the mats and cards on cardstock.
2. Laminate both the mat and cards. Cut apart the cards on the solid black lines.
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