Gingerbread CVC Game

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As we move forward in Kindergarten we are starting to work on building our fluency with CVC (consonant, vowel, consonant) words. We have started with short a and will add in more vowels until we have mastered them all! The key to becoming fluent in reading these words is practice, practice, practice! My kids love to practice with holiday themed games like this free Gingerbread CVC Game. It’s perfect for this time of year to bring in a little festive fun, while learning to read too!

*Pair with our Gingerbread Centers & Activities for Pre-K/Kindergarten!

Practice reading CVC words this season with this fun and FREE gingerbread CVC game! It's perfect for Kindergarten and 1st Grade!

Gingerbread CVC Game

This game is great for early readers because it requires them to really listen for all of the sounds that make up the gingerbread CVC word pictures before looking for the corresponding word on the recording sheet.

It makes a super fun literacy center but it is also perfect for guided small groups or one on one instruction!

How to Prep

This Gingerbread CVC Word Game is so simple to prep! Just grab the recording sheet (download below), cut out your gingerbread men, and grab some crayons!

I recommend laminating the gingerbread cards for durability and repeated use. This is especially useful if placing this game in a literacy center.

Prep is simple! Just grab the printable, cut out the gingerbread cards, and grab some crayons!

Playing the Game

Set the gingerbread cards with CVC word pictures on them in a pile. I like to place them all in a small basket or grab bag for my students to draw from. Pick a card and say the name of the picture.

Shown below are the cards for sub and bed.

Next, find the matching CVC word on a gumdrop on the recording sheet. Color the gumdrop!

Students will pick a gingerbread picture card and color the corresponding CVC word on the recording sheet.

Up next – pick another gingerbread card, identify the picture, and color the next matching gumdrop! Continue until all of the gumdrops are colored in.

So simple and so fun!

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More Christmas-Themed Fun

For even more awesome Christmas activities, check out these ideas from some amazing kid bloggers!

18 fun Christmas activities for kids. Math games, fine motor projects, ABC activities... lots of Christmas ideas!

Christmas Tree Counting Fine Motor Activity // Sugar Aunts

Fine Motor and Color Sorting Christmas Trees // Teach Me Mommy

Christmas I Spy Bottle // The Pleasantest Thing

Reusable Pom Pom Christmas Tree Busy Bag // Powerful Mothering

Christmas Tree Counting Number Cards // Modern Preschool

Free Printable Christmas Games // Life Over Cs

Free Gingerbread CVC Game // The Kindergarten Connection

Free Christmas Number Clip Cards // Fairy Poppins

Free Christmas Themed Prewriting Practice Cards // Stay At Home Educator

Felt Christmas Tree Number Match Up // Frogs Snails and Puppy Dog Tails

Christmas Stocking Matching Activity // Play & Learn Everyday

Free Printable Holiday Word Clouds // Lalymom

Christmas Addition to 15 // Liz’s Early Learning Spot

Free Christmas Counting Cards // Playdough to Plato

Christmas Stamp Patterns // Still Playing School

Christmas Tree Decorating Felt Busy Bag // Coffee Cups and Crayons

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  1. Hi! Thank you so much for this great cvc activity! Would it be okay for me to include this in a round-up blog post I am working on that is specifically about learning phonics with Christmas/holiday activities? (Permission to link to your site and possibly use one of the images to show your activity?) I would be so honored, and of course I would leave a link to this page to tell people where it came from! 🙂
    My blog is
    Amy 🙂

    1. Hi Amy,

      Thank you so much for reaching out first and asking for permission. We’d be honored to have you feature our Gingerbread CVC Game. We just ask that per our terms of use, that you make sure to provide a link back and that all instructions and images remain on our site. You are allowed to use one image for your collage.

      Thanks so much!

    1. Hi Christine!

      We have several CVC activities on our free printables page including an ice cream CVC game that you may enjoy (along with others). If you have a specific season you would love a CVC game for, feel free to email me at alex@thekindergartenconnection. com and I will see if I can help you out further. : ) Hope you enjoyed this gingerbread game with your students!

  2. These are exactly what I needed/wanted to create for my centers! You just saved me oodles of time!!! Thank you so much for sharing these! Love your blog! Now have it pinned to my start menu!

    1. Thanks so much Trina, I am so happy to hear that this game is a time saver for you! I really appreciate your kind words and hope your students love the game as much as mine do!

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