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Card Games With CVC Words

Games with CVC words give young learners enjoyable experiences with the concepts of blending sounds together (at the beginning level), and developing automatic decoding skills. Once students can recognise the letter sounds and their symbols, they can begin to blend 2 or 3 sounds together to form words. The easiest words to practise this skill with are consonant-vowel-consonant words like r-u-g, f-a-n and p-o-t.

Students may need to begin with activities that only include some of the more common vowels and consonants (eg. at, am and ap words or et, ut and it words). Once confident with the idea of blending sounds, and the sounds made by all the letters (short vowels), students can move onto games that include a mixture of all vowels and consonants.

Most children enjoy the success they have when independently decoding their first words, and these games provide lots of opportunities to practise both blending and quick decoding. It doesn't take long before learners become automatic with c-v-c words and are moving on to blend more complex sounds.


foxy cvc word card gameFoxy -CVC Words Card Game
A card game where players take turns to pull cards from the container and state aloud what the CVC word is (students learning these words will start by blending the sounds to determine the words, and then progress to becoming automatic at recognising CVC words). If it is correct, the player keeps it. The player with the most word cards at the end of the game is the winner. This game provides lots of repetition with CVC words. There are special cards to add interest to the game.


Happy Bugs cvc words card gameHappy Bugs - CVC Words Card Game
A card game where players take turns to pull cards from the container and state aloud what the CVC word is (students learning these words will start by blending the sounds to determine the words, and then progress to becoming automatic at recognising CVC words). If it is correct, the player keeps it. The player with the most word cards at the end of the game is the winner. This game provides lots of repetition with CVC words. There are special cards to add interest to the game.


lizard card game cvc wordsLizards- CVC Words Card Game
A card game where players take turns to pull cards from the container and state aloud what the CVC word is (students learning these words will start by blending the sounds to determine the words, and then progress to becoming automatic at recognising CVC words). If it is correct, the player keeps it. The player with the most word cards at the end of the game is the winner. This game provides lots of repetition with CVC words. There are special cards to add interest to the game.


cat and dog cvc board gameCat and Dog - CVC board game
A C-V-C Word game where players work together, rather than competitively. Each time players land on a word, they say it aloud and place a counter in either the cat's ('a' words) or dog's ('o' words) column on the tally page (not shown here). At the end, players count the tokens in each column to find the winner. Both players have contributed to the tallies and have read many CVC words aloud. Print onto coloured card (designed to save coloured ink when printing).


pet and bug cvc board gamePet and Bug - CVC board game
A C-V-C Word game where players work together, rather than competitively. Each time players land on a word, they say it aloud and place a counter in either the pet's ('e' words) or bug's ('u' words) column on the tally page (not shown here). At the end, players count the tokens in each column to find the winner. Both players have contributed to the tallies and have read many CVC words aloud. Print onto coloured card (designed to save coloured ink when printing).


pig and hen cvc board gamePig and Hen - CVC board game
A C-V-C Word game where players work together, rather than competitively. Each time players land on a word, they say it aloud and place a counter in either the pig's (i' words) or hen's ('e' words) column on the tally page (not shown here). At the end, players count the tokens in each column to find the winner. Both players have contributed to the tallies and have read many CVC words aloud. Print onto coloured card (designed to save coloured ink when printing).


Fruit Go Fish Game - cvc - e wordsFruit 'Go Fish' Game - CVC words with 'e' sound
A set of cards for the game 'Go Fish' to reinforce automatic recall of CVC words. The set consists of 48 cards which include 12 words.

Jungle Go Fish Game - cvc - a wordsJungle 'Go Fish' Game - CVC words with 'a' sound
A set of cards for the game 'Go Fish' to reinforce automatic recall of CVC words. The set consists of 48 cards which include 12 words.


bees in the garden cvcBees in the Garden CVC Card Game
This is a set of 27 picture cards with the words to match.All the short vowels are included.
Instructions: Put the word cards face down in a stack. Share all the picture cards between the players. Players spread them out on the table so they can be easily seen. Take turns to select a card from the stack and say the word aloud. The player who has the matching picture claims it. Play until all cards are matched. The player with the most pairs is the winner.


 

chicken and eggs game

Chicken and Egg Cards (short i sound)

The set consists of 27 pairs of c-v-c words.

Rules for 4 different games are included.

dog and bone game

Dog and Bone Cards (short e sound)

The set consists of 27 pairs of c-v-c words.

Rules for 4 different games are included.


horse and hay cards

Horse and Hay Cards (short a sound)

The set consists of 27 pairs of c-v-c words.

Rules for 4 different games are included.



cows in clover

 

Cows in Clover (short o sound)

The set consists of 27 pairs of c-v-c words.

Rules for 4 different games are included.


 

bouncing bunnies

Bouncing Bunnies (short u sound)

The set consists of 27 pairs of c-v-c words.

Rules for 4 different games are included.

 

 

 

 

 

dragon cards cvc words

Dragon CVC Words Card Game (mixed vowels)

The set consists of 45 c-v-c words and 9 special cards.

 

 

 

 

 

 

cvc words bingo

C-V-C Words Bingo (mixed vowels) revised 27/3/09

The set consists of 4 boards with 9 pictures on each, and word cards to match.

 

 

 


Fishing Frogs: cvc words with pictures
A card game where players match cvc words to pictures. This type of game is excellent because all players are fully engaged throughout.

 

 

 

 

 

short a sound in cvc words game

Short 'a' Sound in C-V-C Words
Free resource

The set consists of 1 board and 48 cvc word cards.

 

 

 

 

triple tower games

Triple Tower Games

Each set includes 2 game boards for each short vowel sound. A group of players shares a single game board and uses interlocking blocks to build a tower. These games give beginning readers the opportunity to sound out very simple c-v-c words. Children who are just beginning to sound out words can gain confidence while building the skill gradually.


Triple Tower 'a' words

Triple Tower 'e' words

Triple Tower 'i' words

Triple Tower 'o' words

Triple Tower 'u' words

 

 



External Links to
Online Resources For Teachers

 

Construct a Word - online activity to consolidate c-v-c words

Card Games With CVC Words

 

 

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