One of my favorite things about kindergarteners is when the magic of practicing all of those letter sounds translates into sounding out words. This is why CVC (consonant vowel consonant) words are the perfect start to really dive into reading with. Learning to read CVC words takes lots of practice. Blending all of the sounds together to understand the meaning of the word doesn’t happen overnight. Using our CVC Word Match puzzles will make the hard work, more fun!
CVC Word Match
This free printable set includes 30 CVC words with matching pictures. All 5 short vowels have 6 matches each.
Print the file below and cut out the pieces. If you are using this CVC Word Match game in a classroom setting, I would laminate the pieces before cutting them apart. This will make the activity more durable while being used by so many different hands!
You can choose one medial vowel to focus on during the activity or throw all pieces into a tray or basket and play!
When playing this with my kindergartener, she insisted on playing all by herself. So instead of giving any hints to setting the pieces up on the table, I just sat back and watched. She chose to separate all of the CVC words and all of the CVC pictures into different piles. Then one by one, she spread out all of the CVC words across the table.
Once her words were set, she chose one card from the other pile. She would say the word to herself and then look for the correct CVC word. She’s becoming a stronger reader at this point in the school year, and was able to match all of the pieces up correctly.
After she matched the pieces, she told me it was my turn. I decided to test her blending skills and letter sounds, and purposely match some up incorrectly. She caught on right away and thought it was great to have to correct my mistakes!
On each word that I wrongly matched, I made her practice stretching out the word for me!
Get Your Copy
Ready to practice CVC words? Click the yellow button below to begin reading! Then, if you’d like more CVC word fun, hop over and try our Never Ending CVC Word Game!