A CVC word is the term used for a word that happens to be made up of a consonant, vowel, and another consonant. For example, cat, tip, hot, man, and hut would all be CVC words.
It is important to learn about CVC words because in phonics it assists children with reading, writing, and the rhyming of three-letter words. CVC words in addition help introduce children to the art of reading by helping them first learn the sounds of individual letters before blending those sounds into a singular three-letter word.
Using CVC words is a great way to introduce younger students to Phonemic awareness, which means the ability to both hear and manipulate the sound within words.
CVC Word Board Game Printable
Get something to use as game pieces and a die. Then, take turns rolling the die and landing upon CVC words. When you land on one of the CVC words you can make it so players say the word pictured, say a rhyme with the CVC word, or whatever you want to do for creative fun!
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How to Download the Files
The file package can be downloaded completely for free. Click here to learn more about how to download it.
Also, if you want to purchase the sheets you can do so by going to this website.
List CVC Words
Below is a handy CVC word list to use as a reference.
CVC Words for Short a
ab: cab, dab, gab, jab, lab, nab, tab,
at: bat, cat, fat, hat, mat, pat, rat, sat, vat,
ad: bad, dad, had, lad, mad, pad, sad, tad,
an: ban, can, fan, man, pan, ran, tan, van,
ag: bag, gag, hag, lag, nag, rag, sag, tag, wag,
ap: cap, gap, lap, map, nap, rap, sap, tap, yap, zap,
am: bam, dam, ham, jam, ram, yam,
Other: gal, pal, gas, yak, wax, tax,
CVC Words for Short e
ed: bed, fed, led, red, wed,
eg: beg, keg, leg, peg
et: bet, get, jet, let, met, net, pet, set, vet, wet, yet
en: den, hen, men, pen, ten
Other: yes, web, gem, hem, pep
CVC Words for Short i
it: bit, fit, hit, kit, lit, pit, sit, wit
id: bid, did, hid, kid, lid, rid
ig: big, dig, fig, gig, jig, pig, rig, wig, zig
im: dim, him, rim
ip: dip, hip, lip, nip, rip, sip, tip, zip
in: bin, din, fin, pin, sin, tin, win
Other: him, this, mix, six, fix
CVC Wordsfor Short o
ot: cot, dot, got, hot, jot, lot, not, pot, rot, tot
ob: cob, gob, job, lob, mob, rob, sob
og: bog, cog, dog, fog, hog, jog, log
op: cop, hop, mop, pop, top
Other: box, fox, pox, rod, sod, mom
CVC Words for Short u
ut: but, cut, gut, hut, jut, nut, rut, shut
ub: cub, hub, nub, rub, sub, tub
ug: bug, dug, hug, jug, lug, mug, pug, rug, tug
um: bum, gum, hum, mum, sum
un: bun, fun, gun, nun, pun, run, sun
ud: bud, cud, dud, mud
Other: pup, cup, bus