Continuing with the St. Patrick’s Day series of free printables – here is a St. Patrick’s Day CVC words game.
Your little ones will be able to use it to practice their flourishing reading skills in a lovely St. Patrick’s Day themed way!
CVC stands for consonant – vowel – consonant, and CVC words are easy words that your children will be able to sound out and blend as they begin to learn to read.
This pack contains 24 different CVC words as well as 72 lucky four-leaf clover shaped letters!
You may also want to check out and download these other fun and free St. Patrick’s Day printables:
- St. Patrick’s Day Over the Rainbow Number Match Game
- Help the Leprechaun Find His Gold Coins – Counting Game
- St. Patrick’s Day I Spy Game
- Build-A-Leprechaun Printable
What Skills Can Your Little Ones Learn And Develop?
These St. Patrick’s Day CVC words cards are designed to help your children practice and develop their early reading and writing skills, such as:
- Segmenting – this is the ability to breakdown and hear each sound in a word.
- Sounding out – this is saying the different sounds that the written letters make, one sound at a time.
- Blending – the ability to put the different sounds of a word together to be able to correctly say the word.
- Letter recognition
- Letter formation
These are important skills taught during phonics lessons and help your children take some of their first steps on the path to becoming fluent readers.
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How To Prepare These St. Patrick’s Day CVC Word Cards
First you need to download them by clicking on the image below:
After that, you’ll need to carefully cut them out.
There’s 24 word cards included and 72 lucky four leaf clover letters (enough to spell every word).
Then I’d advise laminating them, especially if you want to the play the writing game I mention below. Here’s an affordable laminator if you don’t have one:
That’s it, you’re little ones are now ready to play this game and improve their reading skills!
How To Use This St. Patrick’s Day CVC Words Printable
There’s a couple different ways you can use this printable with your children depending on their reading and writing ability.
One way, is you can use the cards as they are and get your kids to put the clovers in the right places to spell the correct words for the pictures.
If you want to get them to practice theirs letter formation skills, you could laminate them and get them to write the letters themselves instead.
There’s another way you can use these cards, if you want your children to practice their sounding out and blending skills.
That is to cut them in half, horizontally along the red line, and either stick the clovers on to spell the word or write them yourself before laminating them.
That way you’ll have two parts to each card. One which has the word on and one with the picture. Your children will then have to use their reading skills to read the word and match it to the correct picture!
Well, there’s another St. Patrick’s Day free printable for you that I hope you and your children find useful. Be sure to check back regularly as I’ll be adding loads more free printables. If you want to make sure you don’t miss any you can turn on notifications by clicking on the little bell to the right.
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Until next time,
Let’s nurture those neurons!