Are you looking for a fun way for kids to practice reading and spelling CVC words?!  These free CVC word puzzles are easy to prep and your students will love the fun and bright pictures.

Grab your copy below and then hop over and snag our awesome Editable Word Work Games in our shop!

Getting Ready

Prepping this CVC puzzle 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 CVC 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!

Grab Your Download

Ready to practice some CVC words? Scroll below and click on the blue download button to snag your freebie.

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  1. Is there any chance you can email this to me directly? I can’t get the form to submit.

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

  2. I have not been able to download any materials despite following your troubleshooting info. I have tried 5 or 6 times, each unsuccessful.

  3. Thank you, these look great! My students will love them.

    1. Hi Christina,
      So glad you like them! I hope your students do too!
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

  4. When I click on download here it is telling me the page doesn’t exist for the puzzles 🙁

  5. How do I get the CVC puzzle game and printable? I am highly interested.

    1. Hi Carolina,
      Thanks for reaching out.
      All you need to do is scroll to the bottom of the CVC Word Puzzle Post. Then, click on the blue “Download Now” button.
      A screen will pop up, asking for your name and email. Once you submit the information, the freebie will appear.
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

  6. I was not able to download the cvc word puzzle play set. Pleses help

    1. Hi Tammy,
      When you click the blue “Download Here” button, a pop-up should open. You can try checking to make sure your browser isn’t blocking pop-ups from the site or try using a different browser. If you happen to be attempting the download at school, your district’s web filter may be blocking the pop-up. Let me know if you’re not able to get the cards!
      Sarah // Playdough to Plato Team

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