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Hot Cocoa CVC Words Activity

Brrr…. It’s freezing cold outside! Warm up with a cup of hot cocoa while do this Hot Cocoa CVC Words Activity!

Winter literacy activities like this one are a fun way for your students to practice matching pictures to CVC words.

This early word work resource is easy to set up and use as a literacy center or morning tub in your classroom.

Beginning Reading

CVC words are an important building block for reading development.

They are made up of three letters- a beginning sound, a middle sound, and an ending sound.

When your young learners know how to read CVC words, they understand how to put sounds together to create words.

Getting Ready to Use the Hot Cocoa CVC Words Matching Activity:

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What’s Included:

  • 25 Hot Cocoa Mug Picture Cards
  • 25 Whipped Cream Word Cards

What Else Is Needed:

To prepare this word work activity for your students, fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

After receiving the email with the printables, download and print the cards on white card stock.

Picture and Word Matching

Next, laminate the printables so you can reuse this activity over and over.

Then, cut out the hot cocoa mugs and whipped cream cards.

How to Use the Hot Chocolate CVC Words Activity:

For this CVC words activity, your kids will first pick a hot cocoa mug and identify the picture on it.

CVC Words Matching

Next, they will sort through the whipped cream cards to find the one that has the CVC word to match the picture.

CVC Words Match

Then, your students will place the whipped cream card on top of the hot cocoa mug to create a tasty winter treat.

Reading Activities

They will continue to match the whipped cream word cards to the hot cocoa picture cards until they complete the activity.

Word Work Activity

This Hot Cocoa CVC Words Activity is a fun, hands-on way for your kids to practice reading consonant-vowel-consonant words this winter.

More Winter Literacy Activities:

For even more winter-themed fun, pair this activity with these books and other literacy resources.

Winter Literacy Activities for Kids:

Reading these picture books to your kids is a great way to extend this winter activity and learn about the season.

Winter Wonderland by Jill Esbaum 

Goodbye Autumn, Hello Winter by Kenard Pak

Winter Dance by Marion Dane Bauer 

Winter Literacy Activities for Kids:

With these themed activities, your students can practice letter recognition, writing strokes, and more.

Winter Letter Maze Worksheets

Winter Letter Tracing Activity from Books and Giggles

Yeti Letter Recognition Activity

Winter Name Craft from The Primary Parade

Winter Alphabet Clip Cards

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December is always a busy and stressful time of the year. You need lots of activities on hand to keep your kids engaged and learning.

This bundle of 30 low-prep, themed literacy activities is here to help! Click on the picture to learn more!

Download the Hot Cocoa CVC Words Match:

To get the free printables for the hot cocoa CVC words activity emailed to you, fill out the form below.


Saturday 4th of February 2023

Thanks for the activities. They are awesome. Thanks again. Maria


Tuesday 31st of January 2023

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Tuesday 31st of January 2023

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Tuesday 31st of January 2023



Monday 5th of December 2022

Would love the CVC hot cocoa printables. Thank you!

ABC's of Literacy

Thursday 15th of December 2022

Hi! To get the activity, click on the button above and fill out the form with your name and email. Hope your kids enjoy it!

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