Printable CVC Word Cards and Matching Game

Printable CVC words - matching game for kindergarten

Here’s another phonics printable – some cute CVC word cards and matching game.

Your little ones will be able to use these colorful phonics cards to practice their flourishing reading and writing skills in a fun and engaging 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 cards and matching word tiles.

I’ve made these cards so that they can be used by a range of learners. If they’re not confident writers yet, then they can just use them for a reading game but if they are ready to give writing a go, then they can be used to practice their writing skills as well.

There’s a few ideas about how you may want to use these cards further down the page.

What Skills Can Your Little Ones Learn And Develop?

cvc word cards and phonics game for kindergarten

These CVC word 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 – recognizing the written form of the letters
  • Letter formation – understanding what the letters look like and how to write them

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.

How To Prepare These Printable CVC Word Cards

This one’s pretty straight forward!

First you’re going to want to download the cards by clicking on the download box at the bottom of the page.

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Once you’ve downloaded them, you’ll need to print the pages off onto paper or card.

Then cut them out.

Once they’re all cut out, I’d advise laminating them to keep them looking nice and so your little ones can play the game again.

After that you’re all done!

Your children are ready to start practicing their early reading and writing skills!

How To Use These CVC Cards

Printable CVC Matching Game For kids

There’s a few different ways you can use this printable with your children depending on their reading and writing ability and which skills they need to develop.

A CVC Matching Game

This game is designed to help your little learners practice their early reading skills.

You can do it two ways.

The first would be to lay out the picture cards. Then let your child choose a word tile. They have to then use their sounding out and blending skills to read the word. Once they’ve read it they can then place it on the matching CVC picture card and choose another word.

Continue like this until all the cards are complete.

If they start getting really good and enjoy a bit of a challenge – you could always time them and see if they can beat their previous record. They’ll be sight reading the cards in no time!

You could also use these cards the other way around. Where you lay the word tiles out and they choose a picture card.

They would then need to use their segmenting skills to break down the word into it’s phonemes, and find the picture card that matches.

I’d say this second way is slightly trickier, using fingers here can help them to remember as you say out loud the different sounds the word is made up of. That’s a bat, b, a, t, bat!

This kind of game is great for really making them think about the sounds that a word is made up of and will help them a lot when it comes to writing.

CVC Writing Cards

I’ve also designed the cards so that they can be used for writing practice as well. There’s a space under each picture to write the word in. Like the segmenting game above, your children will need to breakdown the word into its phonemes, then carefully write them.

CVC Flashcards

And another way you can use these cards are as flash cards for your children to practice sounding out and blending.

To make these into flash cards, you can either stick the word tiles on or write on the words yourself.

If you wanted to turn this into a little game, you could cover the picture before they read it – then a big reveal to see if they got it right. If they did, they keep to keep it, if not, it goes back to the bottom of the pile. Keep going until they’ve got them all.

CVC Word cards - phonics game for kindergarten and preschool

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