Learning to read should be fun! When my students are working on reading CVC (consonant, vowel, consonant) words, I want to be sure they are engaged. These FREE CVC word families spinner games are a hit in my classroom, and are perfect for practicing reading cvc words!
*Pair this with our CVC Word Activities and Centers for Pre-K & Kindergarten!
CVC Word Families Spinner Games
My kids love spinner games, and so do I because they are so simple to set up! Paperclips, pencils, and crayons are all you need and you are ready to spin! I recommend laminating the games for durability and repeated use throughout the year.
There are 5 pages of spinner games, one for each short vowel. We start with short a because of the order we teach short vowels, and then we work on the other vowels as needed.
How to Play
I typically introduce the games in small groups, but you could even have students play at the same time with partners on the first day they learn it. (I don’t know about your students, but if I say “partner game” in my classroom, my kids think we are going to Disneyland!)
The students spin the spinner, then find a word in that family. They have to read the word, then they color it. Then they spin again! It’s so simple but so fun!
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I have them color only one word at a time as they spin, rather than all of the words in that family. I find it makes the game last, plus it gives them more practice identifying the words.
If you’re looking for a way to make this game even more engaging and exciting, use bingo daubers!
I love games that I can use throughout the year without needing to reteach the instructions – and these fit the bill! When we learn a new short vowel, I can pull out the next CVC word families game and they already know how to play!
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