DIY Build It-Write It Cards

These Build It-Write It cards are ideal for use in your word work or literacy centers when practicing CVC and CCVC/CVCC words. 

Items to Gather:

  • Vinyl chalkboard paper (you can purchase this online)
  • Liquid chalk
  • Fine point black Sharpie marker
  • 24 counting tiles


1.  Print the following pdf.  When you download this file you'll receive 28 CVC cards and 12 CCVC/CVCC cards.

Click HERE to download this pdf


2.  Laminate or cover the cards with clear contact paper.  Cut the cards along the dotted lines.

3.  I tend to use red colored tiles for vowel and another color for consonants.  If you choose to do the same, using your Sharpie marker, write the vowels on the red tiles and the following consonants on the other color(s): 2- b, c, d, f, g, h,j, l, 2-m, n, p, r, s, 2-t, v and w. 

4.  Now you'll need to cut your vinyl chalkboard paper. Cut 28- 1" x 3" and 12- 1" x 4" rectangles.  I am a scrapbooker so I use my scrapbooking cutting tools.  You can certainly use scissors.

 5. Simply peel the back layer from the chalkboard paper and adhere it to the cards. 


Other Tips/Suggestions:

Have your students first build the word with the tiles and then write the word with the liquid chalk!  With a little water, the chalk wipes right off so  you can use the cards again and again.  You will absolutely love the vinyl chalkboard paper.  There are so many uses.  Try using the extra for labeling containers. 

Hope you enjoy this activity!

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