Activity for ages 5 to 7.
Are you looking for a fun way for kids to practice reading and spelling CVC words?!
These free word puzzles are easy to prep and your students will love the fun and bright pictures.
Prepping this activity was a snap!
I printed the puzzles on white cardstock and then ran all of the cards through the laminator to ensure durability.
Next, I cut along the dotted lines to separate the pieces.
I placed the pieces in a 4 x 6 photo box for easy storage.
Finally, I printed out a record sheet for each child so students would be able to write the CVC words after they put the puzzles together.
CVC Word Puzzles
The activity was great to use with a small group of students!
To start, we reviewed the short vowel sounds together and I asked the children to give me a few examples of CVC words for each vowel.
Our short A list included cat, man, lap and rat…
Short E’s list had bed, men, pet and red…
I spread out the puzzle pieces on the table – making sure to place the three pieces in each puzzle in a pile so children could find a set quickly.
Then I asked a volunteer to pick one of the puzzles, solve it, and read the word out loud.
She chose the puzzle for the word “sit.” As she spelled the word she used her finger to point to each letter.
We worked through one more example as a group before I sent students off to solve the remaining puzzles with a partner.
When all of the puzzles had been put together, I gave each student a record sheet.
The children wrote each CVC word next to the correct picture by writing one letter in each box.
If a student had trouble spelling a word, I had them go back to the puzzle and sound out the word again.
It was an awesome way to check for understanding!
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