In kindergarten, we work really hard on reading, writing and building CVC {consonant, vowel, consonant} words! It is the foundation of becoming a great reader and writer. I love using games and interactive, hands-on activities to teach my students a concept. They just pick it up so much quicker!
So, I created 5 fun games to practice reading and writing CVC words, as well as tons of printables to go along with each game!
Here’s a peek at what I made!
Match it Up
This game is really great because it is scaffolded so ALL my students feel successful. They match the picture cards to each other and then practice blending the onset and rime to read each CVC word.
Then they will work on their cut, glue and write printables to practice identifying beginning sounds in each word. These would be a great center activity, but you could also send them home for homework or use them at the end of the unit as a spiral review!
Build a Word
The students choose a CVC word card and place it on their Build a Word mat.
They can use magnetic letters, bottle cap letters or a dry-erase marker to build each word.
They will also practice sounding out each CVC word on this page. I am planning on sticking it in a write and wipe pocket so that they can use it over and over again in centers, but it would also be a great formative assessment!
And another cut and paste activity! Throw in fine motor practice anywhere you can!
Monkey in the Middle
Such a fun way to practice identifying middle sounds in the CVC words! Those vowels are the trickiest!!!
{thanks to my FB fans for all your help with this one!}
And a couple of middle sound printables.
POP! {a small group game}
I’m kinda, sorta, a little obsessed with this one!
Each kid picks a gumball out of the bag {OMG I just had a brainstorm! I NEED to find a gumball machine for this game!!} and places it on his/her mat. If they can’t use the card, they put it back in the bag. If they pick a POP! card, they can take any card for another player! The first person to build all the CVC words on his/her mat wins!
Spin, Read and Write
Using a paperclip and the tip of a pencil {or break down and order these bad boys!} your students will spin a beginning and ending sound, then blend the word together to make a CVC word.
I also created some printable Spin and Write pages.
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