This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. View our full disclosure policy here.
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!
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.
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!
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!
Grab Your FREE Copy
Ready to play? Grab your gingerbread CVC game by clicking the large, yellow button at the very bottom of the post!
More Christmas Themed Fun
For even more awesome Christmas activities, check out these ideas from some amazing kid bloggers!
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
Want unlimited access to even MORE of our activities and resources?
Then be sure you request your invite so that you can be the first to hear when the doors open again for our Print and Play Club!
With instant access to hundreds of printables by topic and skill (no more scouring the internet!), every TKC resource, video lessons, a digital games vault, “Super” Sunday Surprises, and much more – your planning time just got easier.