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100 + Free CVC Worksheets, Activities and games.

Here you will find 1000’s of free CVC worksheets, games and activities for teaching CVC words and sound blending. Teaching CVC skills and segmenting words is an important phonetic skill accords the year groups from kindergarten, second language students and ESL students all the way to first grade and primary students.

These CVC blending and reading skills help to develop reading skills that will last a lifetime. We have FREE board games, online games for both classroom and as apps, activities and of course the tried and tested worksheets. All these CVC word worksheets, games and activities are free to download for teachers, homeschoolers and anyone else who needs to practice or to teach students how to develop these CVC skills.

I will split these up into sections just to make it easier, so if you need to jump to the right section just use the links below. They should take you where you need to be 😊

FREE CVC worksheets

I am a teacher, an English teacher actually, in Hong Kong. A large part of my role is skills, rather than knowledge teaching. To do this I have to take it back to basics, those basics are simple word construction and initial, medial and final sound recognition. This all depends on the level of my students, but one of my most important aims is to have students constructing and deconstructing simple CVC words. This selection of free CVC worksheets are my favourite ones I have made, and a selection of the best ones I have found. These all are click and print so you don’t have to sign in or provide your email login.

4 medial vowel CVC worksheets

A set of 4 CVC medial vowel worksheets great for short vowel practice.

Read write colour CVC worksheets

4 Different Read Write and Colour CVC worksheets. Perfect for younger learners.

CVC wordsearch
4 CVC Word Searches

4 Different CVC word search and colouring, usable for writing practice as well.

10 CVC Word Sort Worksheets

10 Different cut and paste CVC Word sort activity for younger learners.

Rhyming pairs Worksheet Short vowels and CVC
5 Rhyming Pairs Worksheets

Rhyming is a great way to practice CVC and oneset and rime.

Which Vowel CVC Phonics Worksheets
3 Which Vowel Worksheets

Which vowel worksheets teach the sounds of short vowels.

short e CVC Phonics worksheet
10 CVC scramble Worksheets

10 different CVC scramble worksheets. Great for beginning spelling practice.

Free Short vowel A Colouring Phonics worksheets
Colour the short vowel worksheets

5 individual and 1 mixed colour the short vowel, these are great for sound recognition.

Farming for Vowels Phonics worksheet
5 Farming for Phonics Worksheets

Farming for phonics CVC worksheets and word sort.

Phonics Maze Short vowel U Worksheet
5 Space phonics Worksheets

A space themed set of five phonics and CVC worksheets.

Colour the Rhyme Short Vowels Worksheet
5 Rhyming Pairs Worksheets

4 CVC and Rhyming colouring worksheets

Long and Short vowel worksheets
3 CVC and Vowel Sort Worksheets

Long and Short vowel sorting worksheets.

140 CVC Short Vowel Worksheets
Fishing for Phonics worksheet
7 Fishing for Phonics Worksheets
find the rhymes worksheet
4 Find the Rhymes worksheet
10 Word Families CVC Worksheets

FREE Online CVC games

The future is here, and because of the pandemic it arrived a little earlier than most of us (me included!) were prepared for. Lockdowns and school closures put millions of students into a fairly haphazard and disjointed online learning environment. I had been using the online CVC games below in class, and they were reasonably useful for zoom classes as well. Yes, I tried to use online CVC games in zoom classrooms with six years olds! Some worked, some didn’t. Hey, we are all learning, right? I will put a little note on each one mentioning if I think its suitable for online group classrooms.

Some of these are mine, mainly because I made this in both app and online versions for my own needs, but 500,000 people now use them yearly so they have uses outside of my own classrooms as well. There are some of the better ones from others here as well. These are all playable online on PC, and some are also apps on the app store as well if you needed to download as phonics apps for classrooms.

Phonics and English games
CVC blitz – Four Phonics games in one

This a very user friendly game. 4 different ways of teaching CVC words. matching, spelling, listening and a quiz.

Online suitable, quiz is zoom suitable

Is also an app on Apple

Phonics Hop and Pop

I love playing this in classrooms. Students listen then jump to the correct CVC word. Has 8 other English subjects as well.

Very online suitable, not zoom

Also an App on Google and Apple

sentence builder
Sentence Builder

Learn how to put simple sentences together, including ones containing CVC words

Online suitable, not zoom

As an App on Google as well.

CVC Scramble

Longer version of CVC scramble. Students have to put the letter n the correct order. Picture clues and hints

not Zoom suitable

App on Google as well.

CVC Generator

This is great in classrooms, it really reinforces the sounds and blending skills of CVC words.

Made for classrooms! , great on zoom

On Google as an app

Swing words and phonics

Follows the phonics order of SATIPN from Jolly phonics and works on word and sound recognition

Online suitable, zoom suitable

On Google as an app as well.

One Stop English

Eight English Subjects, including CVC. Has matching exercises, sound quizzes and more.

not online suitable

Also as an app on Google.

Turtle Diary Short Vowel game

Turtle diary offers this short vowel game. Flash though, so not sure how long it will work.

online suitable and zoom

Phonics and Movement

Although Phonics in Motion is not totally free, we do have a discount code for this program (EnglishIsFun20), this is a new approach to try to introduce movement into English lessons to help students both learn in different ways, and have fun while doing so.

All children at this age love to move so makign it part of a learning experience is a great idea!

CVC Board Games and Free Card Games

I love using these phonic and Free CVC board games. There is no better feeling, as a teacher, than setting a task, maybe a little challenging and watching your class put their heads down. When I make that task a CVC Board game or CVC card game it is really REALLY well received by students. It is also self-directed so you can monitor the whole class easier. I have a selection of my own here and links to some cool ones from other creators as well. You will need to print them, and maybe laminate if you want longer use out of them. I also have a paid CVC card game coming out soon, so indulge me if I advertise that on here as well.

Soundopoly 3 versions

Based on Monopoly with game cards and questions about CVC words.

8 sounds and CVC board games

A selection of dice game boards for sounds and CVC.

CVC Board Game Connect four

This is great for groups in classrooms. A connect four CVC game.

CVC matching dominoes

A simple print and cut out CVC dominoes game.

Other FREE CVC printables and CVC reading comprehension worksheets.

There is more to life than CVC Worksheets and games – and I am saying this as a teacher! So I have linked in a range of other phonics and CVC activities, some that require students to put the skills they have practiced and learnt with the resources above into practice. So these are free CVC printables that may be matching tasks, or reading both for comprehension and for word recognition / phonics practice.

CVC bingo 16 cards

Bingo cards for classes. Great game to play with younger children.

The classic I have , who has game for a full class. We have 5 versions of this on the site.

The Fortune teller template for multiple English topics including short vowels.

Other resources for phonics worksheets for kindergarten, ESL and Primary grades

FREE CVC Worksheets and resources are undoubtable useful, but it doesn’t end there. We have linked some other FREE English worksheets and games below that may be useful as you progress with English. So, some of these will be for higher level phonics, digraphs, diphthongs, syllables. Vowels and more. However, it will just be a few to wet your appetite and I will post more in another post. You came here for FREE CVC worksheets and CVC Printables so that’s what this page is! Hope you found them useful.

Don’t miss our sets of grades 1 to 5/6 FREE Reading comprehension cards, these are great for lessons and we have over 100 pages of these now.

If you are looking for some Science or Stem worksheets head over to our portfolio to check out the Kindergarten and primary science lessons we have. I use these in my classes all the time and LOVE introducing quite complex topics in a way that is fun and engaging to young learners.

To check out all our resources we have an organised page with all our resources on them right here

And in the style of Steve Jobs, Just one more thing.

I should probably have put this at the top of this post, but I am presuming if you are searching for FREE CVC worksheets you are probably going to know what they are. However, just in case here we go.

In phonics we have a lot of jargon to help teachers understand (or to confuse them- we are still unsure about this) One of these collections of jargon and abbreviations is CVC. It simply stands for Consonant – Vowel – Consonant. These are made of some of the simplest words in English all containing a short vowel sound. They are perfect for emergent readers as they use single sounds that can be blended together to make words. When students have grasped the concept you can add CCVC (you can probably worth that out) and then CCvCC ( and I am fairly sure you can work out this one as well)

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