I have always loved the time that kids start to begin to read. And CVC Words are a huge part of that process. It is always fun to work on learning the letter sounds of the CVC words.
I have a fun collection of CVC Word Family Printables to help with the beginning reading process. You are going to find many different show vowel printables and activities to help.
I have a great collection of cards, hands-on activities, books, and worksheets to help to learn shot vowel sounds of CVC words.
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What are CVC words & Why are they Important?
CVC words are words that have a consonant vowel consonant pattern. They have easy to sound out consonants with a short vowel sound in the middle. They don’t have any tricky blends or digraphs for kids to work around.
They are considered simple words that can be used with early readers to help sound out and decode words.
They have short vowel sounds that make sounding out words easy.
You are going to find words like cat. Kids can sound out the letters C A & T. And then blend the sounds together to make the word.
Some CVC words that kids learn are bug, map, sat, dog, pot, pan, etc.
Items that we most often use with the CVC printables
I always have someone that asks what we used with the cvc printables or used to prepare the printables. And this is an easy list of items we have used with links to make it easy to find the products.
- copy paper
- white cardstock
- color cardstock
- lacing letters
- laminating pouches
- dot marker or bingo daubers
- clear counters
- 1 inch ring
- The Bug in the Jug Wants a Hug: A Short Vowel Sounds Book
- Bob Books: Rhyming Words
- Bob Books, Set 1: Beginning Readers
- Learn to Read with Tug the Pup and Friends! Box Set 1: Levels Included: A-C
CVC Word Family Card Printables
There is a mix of different types of cards on the site. You are going to find flashcards, wall cards, bookmarks, and blending sound cards all to learn CVC words.
CVC Word Family Wall Cards has 20 CVC word family endings for kids to see the different words. There is also a selling version that has additional word endings and different version and sizes of the cards.
CVC Rhyming Matching Cards have pictures of several CVC words and matching rhyming word to the picture in text. It makes a challenging but fun activity for kids learning CVC words.
CVC Word Family Sound It Out are great for sounds out the letters and then blending the letters to make the word.
CVC Word Family Cards & Writing Practice has CVC word flashcards, writing pages and CVC word tracing pages for kids to work on CVC words. There is a selling version that has flashcards, tracing flashcards, writing pages or strips, tracing word pages or strips, and a read, write and build mat.
CVC Word Family Color by Letter are color by letter cards that kids can make and use to learn CVC words.
CVC Word Family Picture Bookmarks has a picture of the words with color, tracing the word and write the beginning sounds of the words.
CVC Words By Beginning Sound Bookmarks words on learning words with Beginning CVC word Sounds. Easy ways to build words with loads of CVC words to sound out.
CVC Word Family Book Printables
There are a mix of books on the site. There are some interactive books, word books and easy reader books. All of these are fun ways to work on CVC words.
CVC Interactive Word Books works on one CVC word family at a time and has reading, writing, reading, and finding of CVC words.
Halloween Easy Reader Book: Short Vowels Words has some fun Halloween short vowel words in a book with other activities in it.
Transportation Easy Reader Book has some fun transportation short vowel words in a book with other activities in it.
CVC Word Family Hands-On Activities & Printables
You are going to find CVC playdough mats, CVC puzzles, CVC clip cards and more in these printables. It is fun to mix up how you work on learning the CVC words.
CVC Word Family Ladder Printables has 22 ladders with CVC ending for building and making CVC or CCVC words.
CVC Word Family Cards with Tile Letters works on beginning, middle and ending sounds for CVC words.
CVC Word Family Puzzles are a great way to work on spelling the words. The full set has 163 CVC word puzzles for kids to use. You can finds samples of the some of the puzzles. You can check CVC Short A, CVC Short E, CVC Short I, CVC Short O, and CVC Short U.
CVC Word Playdough Mats with Pictures has picture, playdough words, trace the word, and write the word. They are great for different types of sensory learning.
CVC Word Family Playdough Mats With Tracing are a great way to use playdough for the words, trace the words and then write the CVC words. I love multi-skill activities. You can check out samples of the short a and short e.
CVC Word Family Playdough Mats with Word Lists has word list on the side to help kids have an easy list of words to make.
You have CVC Beginning Sound Clip Cards that have the picture and matching beginning sound to clip and write on the card. They come in color and black and white. You can check out the CVC Word Family Beginning Sound Clip Cards: Short A
CVC Word Sorting by Vowel Sound lets kids sort CVC words by the vowel sounds that they make.
CVC Rhyming Word Matching Game is super easy to make for working on matching rhyming words.
Seasonal CVC Hands-On Printables & Activities
Rainbow Matching: CVC, CVCe & CVCC has two pictures on a rainbow and you match the correct ryming pictures. The post shows several ways to use the cards.
Easter Egg CVC Word Family Puzzles is a fun puzzle that you can make with CVC words.
CVC Word Family Flower Pot Matching has pictures of CVC words on flower pots with matching flower to build the words. There is a building mat in the series.
Shark Fin CVC Words Break the Code has short vowel words that end with “n” for kids to build and make words!
Space Themed Hands-On Mat for Making IP Word Family Words last you build IP words in a shape theme. It is super fun!
Rhyming Planet and Star Matching Game has CVC, CVE and CVCC words for kids to find the rhyme and match.
Apple Themed CVC Word Family Activities has matching, writing, and wall cards all with the apple theme for the fall.
Pumpkin CVC Rhyming Clip Cards are simple matching cards with a picture on the pumpkin and matching rhyming word to clip.
Bat Themed Rhyming Matching: CVC, CVCC, & CVCe has simple rhymes with matching bats and a rhyming worksheet that matches the bat puzzles.
Monster CVC Word Sorting: AT, AP & AN is a simple sorting activity for 3 short a cvc word families. You have a cvc sorting mat and CVC word recording sheet.
Bat CVC Word Family Words is a great word building activity that is great for Halloween!
Christmas Tree Vowel Sound Sorting: CVC vs CVCe word on the long and short vowel sounds of similar words that start out the same.
Gingerbread Rhyming CVC Clip Cards have you clip a rhyming word that matching the picture on the gingerbread man.
CVC Word Family Worksheets
There is a mix of low prep CVC Worksheets and No-prep CVC worksheets for kids to work on learning and building reading skills with these CVC printables.
CVC Word Family Paths By Word Family has two types of paths with tracing and reading the word options.
CVC Word Family Trace Color and Write has kids trace the words, color the words and write the words for a set of CVC word family words.
CVC Word Family Trace Find & Color has three or four words to trace and then find the matching picture.
CVC Word Family Dot Marker Words With Tracing and fun dot marker words with matching picture and tracing.
CVC Word Family Dot Marker Words has a single word on each page with several CVC word family endings.
CVC Word Family Write the Words No-Prep Worksheet is an easy CVC word writing printable for kids to figure out the different CVC words.
CVC Word Family Coloring Worksheets are fun coloring pages to work on tracing or writing CVC words and drawing their own word as well. You can check out samples of the tracing option with short a, short e, short i, short o, and short u.
A fun way to make CVC q-tip words and use them.
Seasonal CVC NO-Prep Printables
Pirate CVC Words Write Beginning Sounds Worksheet has 5 fun worksheets for kids to work on beginning sounds for CVC words with a worksheet for each short a, short e, short i, short o, and short u.
CVC Find & Color Thanksgiving Fun has several CVC words to find in this fun Thanksgiving themed sheet.
Scarecrow Themed CVC Unscramble the Word has several CVC words for kids to unscrable and write the names next to the correct picture.
CVC & CVCC Christmas Tree Writing Printable has several CVC words for kids to make and using the word in a sentence on a Christmas Ormanet.
Snowman CVC & CVCC Word Family Writing has a fun writing activity to build the same ending words and then use the words in sentences on snowman paper.
CVC & CVCC Word Family Writing Flowers is a great spring theme for making CVC words.
Ocean Themed CVC & CVCC Word Family Writing has kid make words for CVC and then use some of the words in sentences.
CVC & CVCC Word Family Beach Writing Printable are great for creating words and use those words in sentences.
BOB Books Rhyming Words: Short Vowel Books
The Bob Books: Rhyming Words has loads of rhyming word activities that work on the short vowel. The books has CVC and CCVC words and work great with the other CVC printables on the site.
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