CVC Word Printables

30+ CVC Word Printables for Preschool and Kindergarten

CVC Words

Inspire your new readers! Download some of these engaging CVC Word activities for kindergarten!

Building upon a strong foundation of phonemic awareness with word building starts kids on the road to reading the right way. Keep it fun with hands-on activities that are developmentally perfect for your young learners! Teach students to read with these kindergarten literacy centers.

Free Short Vowel Printables

Learning to read consonant vowel consonant words in Kindergarten is a major milestone. Support all of your students on their journey to literacy with hands-on letter/sound correspondence and short vowel word building.

On Life Over C’s you’ll find:

  • Short a CVC word activities
  • Short e CVC word building
  • Short i CVC word work
  • Short o CVC word building
  • Short u CVC word activities
  • Themed word building cards
  • Picture cards for a word wall
  • Interactive notebook
CVC Words kindergarten printables

Your preschoolers and kindergarteners can work on:

  • Letter-sound correspondence
  • Uppercase and lowercase letter formation
  • Handwriting practice
  • Blending words
  • Reading words
  • Word families
  • Fine Motor Skills

The colorful printables provide a fun way to practice reading and writing short vowel sounds all year long.

Changing the theme with new pictures and word lists allows kids to work on the same skills in new, exciting ways!

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CVC Word Wall Words for Kindergarten Literacy Centers

Utilize this CVC Word Wall in your Kindergarten Literacy Centers for fun at home or in the classroom! Great for sight word practice!

CVC Words activities for kids

Teaching CVC Words in Kindergarten

Picture cards are an important component of learning to read because they allow students to connect a visual image with a written word. Physically building short e words, for example, from pictures before writing them ensures students use multiple senses rather than just reading off of a list of words.

On Life Over C’s we have 30+ word games and activities.

Fun themes include:

  • Seasons
  • Holidays
  • School
  • Rainbow Unicorn
  • Beach
  • Rainy Day
  • Spring Flowers
  • Bubblegum
  • Apple

You are sure to find a theme that excites your preschoolers and kindergarteners! Use the printable CVC words with pictures as independent literacy activities or partner games.

More CVC Word Practice for Kindergarten

Go beyond lists of Kindergarten CVC words and create a literacy rich environment with short vowel CVC games and activities for your preschoolers and kindergarteners with these premium CVC Word activities.

These word building activities and CVC word lists are perfect to use throughout the year to add interest to your literacy centers. You can also grab some engaging games and themed activities to keep learning fresh for your students and provide constant review of important skills.

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Kim Staten Owner and Curriculum Designer
Kim Staten is a mother of four children ages 20, 19, 16, and 12. Kim has taught at the preschool, kindergarten and early elementary levels for 16 years. With extensive experience working with special needs children, including her own children with special needs (Rett Syndrome, autism, anxiety, and ADHD), she creates hands-on curricula and activities that are great for working with children of all abilities in the classroom and at home. Hands-on, accessible activities are her passion. 

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