Reading 3-letter CVC words is a big step in learning to read. These CVC word puzzles are a fun way to practice blending sounds into words as the puzzles are put together!
There are 10 puzzles for you to download, 2 for each short vowel.
The word families include: -at, -et, -ig, -og and -ug.
The words included are: cat, bat, vet, wet, big, dig, jog, log, tug and bug.
Using these CVC word puzzles
Download the CVC word puzzles (the link is below the next pic), then print them onto card and cut each puzzle into 3 strips.
The pictures make these puzzles fairly easy to put together so much of a child’s focus can be directed towards blending the sounds to read the word. Encourage children to sound out each letter as they put the puzzles together and to sound out the word, with a finger pointing at each letter, when complete.
They can also make nonsense words by mixing up the puzzles with a vowel in the middle and any consonant on either side and reading the pretend word. Or is it pretend? They need to then decide whether they’ve created another real word even though they’ve mixed up the letters.
For example, in the pictures above mixing up the letters could create: bet, get, beg or bit – all real words. But they could also be mixed to create: teb, git, biv or teg.
Click the following highlighted text to download your 10 CVC Word Puzzles. They will immediately be sent to your downloads folder or other device equivalent.
Want some free long vowel puzzles?
Pop over to this post.
Looking for more?
I’ve created a pack of 80 word family CVC puzzles that can be purchased from my TpT store.
There are 4 puzzles for each of the following word families and they come in both colour and black and white:
- -at, -an, -ad, -ap
- -ed, -eg, -en, -et
- -ig, -in, -ip, -it
- -ob, -og, -op, -ot
- -ub, -ug, -um, -un
I hope your little ones enjoy these puzzles and wish you happy teaching and learning!