C…A…T, B…U…G…..My oldest son is in the midst of learning to decode cvc words. Beginning readers need lots of practice building phonics skills. But, it can get pretty tedious blending words on flashcards or worksheets. So, today I have a collection of hands-on and playful activities to try.
Pick a few to try. Many of them allow you to customize the words.
CVC Phonics Activities
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Phonics Clipboard Sheets– something about holding a clipboard makes the task of reading words more important.
Anthill Phonics– get the antmobile to the anthill with all the words.
LEGO Frog Hop Game– LEGO lovers will love practicing cvc words with this game.
Frog Hop Blending-continuing the frog theme, try this hop game from Fantastic Fun and Learning.
Race Car Erase– easily adapt this game for any words that your child needs to practice.
Monster Truck Phonics Jump-grab the toy monster car for this action packed activity.
Farm CVC Words-build some “egg”cellent cvc words with this activity from A Dab of Glue Will Do.
CVC Word Puzzles-clever puzzles that require kids to decode words to solve from Totschooling.
CVC Word Family Puzzles-build a puzzle and blend the word from 3 Dinosaurs. Also, check out other word family puzzles 3 Dinosaurs has on their site.
Vowel Word Cards and Puzzles– those vowels sounds can be tricky and Playdough to Plato has some activities to help.
Roll and Race– a racing game to play with a partner from Mom Inspired Life
Grab and Sort CVC Words– build a word, read it, and then decide if it’s a real word or nonsense word thanks to this idea from Cutting Tiny Bites.
CVC Scavenger Hunt-hide, find, and read with this activity from There’s Just One Mommy.
Race Car Blending– build speed while blending with this activity from Living Montessori Now.
Word Train Phonics– hop on the train and blend down the tracks with this idea from Artsy Craftsy Mom.
Cardboard Rolls– roll a word to read from Teach Me Mommy.
CVC Unfold and Blend– help kids take it one sound at a time with this idea from This Reading Mama.
And, if you need lists of all the cvc words, The Measured Mom has printable cvc word lists for you.
Toss the flashcards and worksheets aside and try a few of the cvc phonics games instead.
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