CVC Sound Boxes

Jul 21, 2016

Activity for ages 5 to 6.

CVC sound boxes are an awesome way to help kids learn how to sound out and spell simple three letter words such as cat, log and dog. These print and play sound box mats are a ready to go literacy center or word work station.

Since kids can practice spelling the CVC words using magnetic letters or an erasable marker, they’ll get plenty of use.  They’re a perfect addition to our Word Family Activity Pack!

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CVC Sound Boxes

Getting Ready

I began by printing the cards (below) on cardstock to give them extra durability.

I cut along the dotted lines to separate the pieces and added strength by running them through my laminator.

Write and Wipe

There are two ways to use the cards so I split the activities over a few weeks.

First, I introduced the write and wipe activity. The kids sounded out the words and then wrote each sound in the boxes with an erasable marker.

CVC Write and Wipe

We used ordinary washable markers, which were really easy to remove with a damp cloth. I find whiteboard markers can be more difficult to remove from laminated activities so I save them for whiteboard.

Building with Magnetic Letters

In the second week, I switched up the activity slightly by using magnetic letters like these ones. I grabbed a cookie tray from my class cabinets and placed the cards on top so that the magnetic letters could stick to them.

CVC Magnetic Letters

The kids in my class loved sticking the magnetic letters in the correct spots!

Grab Your Set

Get ready for some seriously fun hands-on learning! Click the blue button below to download your pack and then hop over and snag our Word Family Activity Pack too!

Mega Word Family Activity Pack. Motivating games plus no prep activity sheets. Love this pack!


  1. Stacey

    Hi there,

    I feel like I am crazy! I have tried to find where these soundboxes are at to make for my students and it says it is free but I cannot find them? HELP! Thanks!

    • Ana

      Please, help me to find and download CBC sound boxes activity. Thanks,

      • Kimberleigh

        Hi Ana,
        Thanks for reaching out, I am happy to help.
        To download the freebie, please scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the dark blue DOWNLOAD HERE button.
        Enter in your name and email and a new screen will open with the freebie.
        I hope this helps!

  2. verna

    Thank you.

  3. Ashley

    I have tried to find the download for the CVC boxes for free, but I have been unable to locate it. I just joined and thought that it would be sent in an email, when I subscribed.

  4. Maria

    Thank you so much! Some really great stuff

    • Kimberleigh

      Hello Maria,
      Thank you so much for your kind words!
      We are here because of folks like you!
      Kimberleigh // Happiness Ambassador

  5. Julie

    I am trying to download the CVC Sound Boxes. I press on the blue download icon, type in my details and nothing happens. Please help.

    • Ashley

      Hi Julie,
      Thanks for reaching out, please check out our troubleshooting video HERE for help.
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador


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