Magic E Shamrock Puzzles

Activity for ages 5 to 7.

Learning to read is so exciting and, once kids build up confidence with their CVC words, they may be ready to tackle those “Magic E” long vowel words. These Shamrock CVCe puzzles are great to add to your St. Patrick’s day themed learning activities if your kids are ready for some “Magic E” fun!

Snag your free download below and then hop over and grab 45 more Magic E centers kids will beg to repeat!

Getting Ready

Prepping these printables was a piece of cake. I quickly printed out the two pages of 12 puzzles, laminated them, and then cut them in half to make 24 pieces.

Note: You may find it helpful to print two sets if you are using the activity in a classroom setting- one for you to use in small groups, and another to have available in a literacy center or for an independent work station.

Shamrock CVCe Puzzles

Depending on the needs of your kids, you may decide to use all 12 of the puzzles at once, or start with just a few.

In my group, we had already been working with CVCe words, so we were ready to tackle all 5 long vowels at once.

We first separated the pictures from the words to stay organized, and then we spread the pictures out in a line so that we could see them better.

We each took a turn picking a word card and reading the CVCe word, or “Magic E” word as we like to call it (the e magically turns a short vowel long), and hunting for its matching picture to complete the shamrock.

We also practiced hiding the letter e with our finger and reading the word with a short vowel sound, and then revealing the e to make the sound long.

For example, we would cover the e in gate to read it as “gat” and then reveal the e to stress that now it is making the vowel say its name, so the word is “gate”.

We kept reading words and matching them with their pictures until all of our festive green shamrocks were complete!

Grab Your Download

Ready to have fun with these shamrock CVCe puzzles on your own? Grab your copy of the printable by clicking the button below and then hop over and snag our jam packed bundle of Magic E centers!

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11 Comments

  1. Carla

    I completed the form to get the free CVCe Shamrock printable but did not get the link to download. Could you please send it to me?

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  2. Allie

    I was unable to print the free CVC Shamrock printable too. Could you also send it to me?

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    • Ashley

      Can you please email me the link to print?

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      • Ashley

        Just emailed you further instructions, Ashley.
        Warmly,
        Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

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  3. somnang

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  4. Bridget Tjarks

    I am unable to print the free shamrock CVC printable. Can you please send it to me?

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  5. Darlene

    I am unable to print the free shamrock CVC printable. Can you please send it to me?

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  6. Sarey

    Hi, I love all of your posts and products. I was not able to download the Shamrock CVCe download. Help! Thank you

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    • Ashley

      Hi Sarey,
      Thanks for reaching out. I’m sorry you’re having trouble downloading. We never want that. Please check out our troubleshooting video HERE for help. You’ll also want to make sure you have the most recent version of Adobe Reader Other and that you’re allowing pop ups from our site. I hope that helps!
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      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

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  7. Amy

    Hi! I am not able to download the shamrock CVCe puzzles. Can you send it to me?

    Thanks so much!

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    • Ashley

      Hi Amy,
      Thanks for reaching out. I’m sorry you’re having trouble downloading. We never want that.
      Please check to be sure you’ve enabled pop-ups from our site. Even if you’ve been able to download before, the site was recently updated and you may need to do so again. We also recommend using the Chrome browser. For instructions on how to enable pop ups in Chrome, you can check out THIS ARTICLE.
      You can also check out our troubleshooting video HERE for help. If you still can’t get it to work, you can email me at hello@playdoughtoplato.com and I will get it to you.
      Warmly,
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

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