Never-ending CVC Word Game

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This never-ending CVC words game is really fun to play individually or as a group! Play with magnetic letters or any other letter manipulatives, and use a timer to make this game even more challenging! Encourage letter and sound recognition with this never ending CVC word game that can be used in a classroom or at home. Teach CVC words hands-on!

Never Ending CVC Word Game

First, gather your few easy materials.

Encourage letter and sound recognition with this never ending CVC word game that can be used in a classroom or at home. Teach CVC words hands-on!

Decide if you are playing with a timer or not. If you do, set the timer for one minute. Choose a starter word, such as “in,” and find the letters for that word.

Encourage letter and sound recognition with this never ending CVC word game that can be used in a classroom or at home. Teach CVC words hands-on!
Next, change the word by only changing one letter. This can be the initial, middle or last letter.

See how many times you can change the word, one letter at a time, to make real words. Nonsense words do not count! (Though if you are playing for rhyming, you may want to play a version with nonsense words).

Your turn is up when the timer goes off or when you get stuck on changing a word.

Encourage letter and sound recognition with this never ending CVC word game that can be used in a classroom or at home. Teach CVC words hands-on! When playing in a group, the teacher or facilitator keeps track of how many words each player can spell in the time provided. The player with the most words wins!

To extend (without using the timer): all the players could write down their words, spelling counts for a double point!

Encourage letter and sound recognition with this never ending CVC word game that can be used in a classroom or at home. Teach CVC words hands-on!
This simple CVC word game is easy to set up and something your students will have fun with. It works well for stations or centers. It also has educational value on so many levels:

  • Letter and sound recognition
  • Phoneme manipulation
  • Blending of sounds
  • Segmenting of sounds
  • Reading words as a whole
  • Revising word families

This is a great way to grow CVC word knowledge, while playing a game. It can also help the teacher assess individual students before moving on to CVCC or CCVC words.

More CVC Word Work

Working hard on CVC Words? Grab our CVC Word Family Emergent Readers or CVC Word Family Phonics Poems, and get help your kids get tons of practice with their reading fluency in a fun, engaging way!

CVC Word Family Emergent Readers

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CVC Word Family Phonics Poems

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    1. Hi Susan, great question! If you search for “plastic tackle box” you’ll find something very similar to what was used. Enjoy!

  1. Hi! I love your ideas. Is there any way you can send me a link of where you got the plastic alphabet organizers from? I’m seeing several online but don’t want to get one with wrong specifications.

    Thanks!

    1. Hi Tammie,

      Thank you!

      We reached out to our writer on this activity and she can’t recall where she got this plastic compartment organizer from. However, it does resemble a plastic tackle box. You could try searching for that.

      Thanks for being a part of our community!

  2. Great idea and resource. I can’t wait to set this game up in my kindergarten ELAR centers. Could you please share where you purchased your sectioned container for all the letters? I have looked and looked and haven’t been able to fine one with enough sections for the entire alphabet. The one you use looked great.

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