We love when we can make learning to read into a game! Now that we are nearing spring (yay!) and Easter is just around the corner, these Easter egg CVCe puzzles are perfect for my students to practice reading and recording these “magic e” words!
Easter Egg CVCe Puzzles
CVCe words (consonant, vowel, consonant followed by an e, which makes the vowel long) go by many nicknames. “Super e words…Magic e words..” there are several ways teachers refer to them to make them fun and memorable!
These puzzles work with long vowels in a fun, hands on way with an Easter egg theme that is great for spring!
To get them ready, I printed them out and laminated them to keep them sturdy. Then I cut them on the dark dividing line so that each egg is cut in half.
Time to play! We spread out the pieces and picked up the top half first. We read the CVCe word, then looked for what picture matched best.
The eggs are various colors including some duplicate colors. This gives a bit of a confidence booster for kids who may have a harder time, because it narrows down the choices while still giving them practice reading the words.
The download also comes with black and white eggs though that you can print on colored paper if you want them all the same!
We matched up the eggs, but we kept going by recording our work on the printable recording sheet. This is, of course, optional, but can be great for adding to an independent literacy center or for a way to hold students accountable for completing the puzzles.
After they match them up, they write the word for the picture in the top half of the eggs. Then, I let my kids color the pictures if they have time – they love that!
Download the Easter Egg CVCe Puzzles
Ready to add this fun game to your collection of learning activities this month? Grab your copy of the CVCe puzzles by clicking the yellow button below.
Then, for TONS more Easter themed literacy fun (and math too!) grab our Easter Math and Literacy Centers.