I think CVC words are one of the most exciting things for a kindergartener! They are some of the first words that they learn to read after learning the alphabet. This CVC Rhyming Words Board Game is the perfect way to help them feel comfortable reading these simple words while building on a skill that they have already probably been introduced to, rhyming.
These words become the building blocks that kids will build upon as they learn to decode words, build fluency and eventually become solid, independent readers.
The transition from single alphabet sounds to sounding out a word can be daunting for some kids, but with fun games for practice, they can start feeling comfortable and confident!
Pair this game with our CVC Phonics Poems!
To prepare the game, print the game board page. Then, print the playing card pages on cardstock or scrapbook paper.
Printing on scrapbook paper gives the cards a fun back design, while also making it so that the kids can’t see through the cards and cheat.
Before allowing the children to play on their own, go through the playing cards with them, making sure that all the kids understand what the pictures are showing. Words like yam or ram may be unfamiliar to kindergarten students.
How to play:
Place your marker on the “Start” of the board game. Place all the cards upside-down on the “Card Draw Pile”.
Choose a player to go first.
The player will draw a card from the pile and read the word or say the name of the picture on the card. Then the player will move their game marker to the next space that has a picture that rhymes with their card.
If a player lands on a space with an arrow, they will follow the arrow to the new space.
If a “star” card is drawn the player will head to the closest star space, even if it is behind them.
To win by landing on the last word “pad”, the player must draw a card that rhymes with “pad”.
Download the CVC Rhyming Words Board Game
Ready to work on those CVC Rhyming words? Download the CVC Rhyming Board Game by clicking the yellow button below.
Then, for more CVC practice, hop over and check out our CVC writing centers!