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Shape Word Cards for Read, Build, Write Vocabulary Mats

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Many of you all have asked for a set of shape word cards to go along with the Read! Build! Write! Mats! Although Kaleb knows his shapes, we are working on identifying shape words and these will be a great help to us in using the vocabulary mats.

Shape Word Cards


There are two different pages in the word cards – one in black in white and another in color.

All downloads are in the green columns on the Read! Build! Write! page

The Read! Build! Write! Vocabulary Mats

Not familiar with the Read! Build! Write! mats? Basically, they are a fun way to work with your child on word identification and spelling.

Read, Build, Write collage

Here’s how you use the mats:

Read: Place one of the vocabulary cards in the top box and read the word together.

Build: Use letter tiles or magnets to build the word in the second box.

Write: Finally, practice writing the word in the bottom box.

Print the mats onto cardstock and then laminate them so that you can use Vis-à-vis markers or dry erase markers on the mats.

Read, Build, Write collage 2

Check out the Read! Build! Write! page to find additional themed vocabulary cards to go along with all of the Early Learning Printable Packs that I’ve put together so far.

All downloads are in the green columns on the Read! Build! Write! page

Additional Early Learning Printables

Looking for a few other free printables to use when practicing those numbers? Check out these resources:

~ Color Matching Cards and more

~ Number Tracing Cards ~ great ‘take along’ activity for numbers 1-20

~ Number Playdough Mats {for numbers 1-20}

~ Number Matching Cards ~ colorful and they also include Roman Numerals for older children to use!

Hope these help you all out! Feel free to ‘pin’ the printables and share them with others! If there are some other vocabulary cards that you would like to see me put together, leave a comment and let me know!


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  1. Marianne @ Abundant Life says

    I love this simple way to teaching in a multisensory way! Thanks so much.

  2. Ok – I adore you, your learning stuff, and appreciate all of your time. The oval listed on your shape page – it’s an ellipse and an oval looks more like a flat egg shell – bigger on one end than the other. My DD got it wrong on an SOL test when she was in school. That’s what they ask in school? Not why do the kids feel unsuccessful? Fail to learn to read? Social issues? Guns and bullying? Nope – ellipse is not an oval!

    • Also, the diamond is called a rhombus now. My niece got it wrong on her test when she put diamond.

    • I’m not sure what state you are in and the standards in your state, but I based the printables and shapes on the curriculum that my youngest son is using, so it will not confuse him. Because these are word cards that I use with our children and are not something that I sell, they have been created for our family’s use and I share them with my readers. :)

  3. This sounds like an amazing idea to learn how to read and write! Can’t wait til my daughter is able to do this sort of stuff :-) http://wamumma.blogspot.com.au/

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