Looking for a fun, hands-on way for your children to practice their phonics skills this spring? Then you’ll probably find this flower CVC words game useful!
This fun and engaging activity is perfect for children who are just beginning to learn about phonics and reading. In this game, your little ones will have the opportunity to practice their CVC words (consonant-vowel-consonant) while enjoying the beauty of the blooms.
CVC words are essential building blocks for early readers. These words are made up of a consonant, a vowel, and another consonant, such as “cat,” “dog,” and “sun.” By practicing CVC words, children develop their phonological awareness, which helps them understand how sounds come together to form words.
There’s 24 CVC words for your little learners to practice spelling and they are:
Fin, mat, man, bus, fan, cog, log, rod, hat, dog, fox, sun, cat, pan, bag, hen, pin, box, net, web, cup, jam, pen and pig.
To play this spring phonics game, your little ones will need to take one of the CVC circles from the pile and place it in the center of the flower, they will then need to segment the word before choosing the correct petal letters and placing them in the right order above! A lot to think about and a lot of skills to practice!
What Skills Can Your Little Ones Learn And Develop?
This flower CVC game is designed to help your children practice and develop their early reading and writing skills, such as:
- Segmenting – the ability to breakdown and hear each sound in a word
- Sounding out – saying the different sounds that the written letters make, one sound at a time
- Blending – the ability to ‘blend’ the different sounds of a word together to be able to correctly say the word
- Letter recognition – being able to recognize the letters and knowing what sounds they make
- Cutting Skills – if you feel they’re ready, you can let them have a go at cutting out the pieces all by themselves – they’ll need to be careful and have good scissor control if they want to cut out the pieces neatly
- Fine Motor Skills – when they’re picking up and moving the parts and placing them where they need to go
A lot of these are important skills taught during phonics lessons and can help your children take some of their first steps on the path to becoming fluent readers.
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How To Prepare This Flower CVC game
First you’re going to want to download the game by clicking on the download box at the bottom of the page.
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After that, you’ll need to carefully cut the flower base, flower centers and the letter petals out (not gonna lie – there’s a fair bit to cut out but it’ll be worth it!).
There’s 24 CVC signs and a full set of 26 petal letters included!
That’s it, your little ones are now ready to play this CVC words game and improve their reading skills!
How To Use This Spring Phonics Game
There’s a few different ways you can use this game with your children depending on their reading and writing ability and which skills they need to develop.
The main way to play this game is to place a picture in the middle of the flower and see if your child can correctly identify the sounds that make up the word, then use their letter recognition skills to select the correct petal letters and place them in the correct order above.
To make this a little easier, you may want to just start with the letters of the image you are using and see if they can order them correctly, before mixing letters from other words as well.
You could also do it the other way and place the letters on the flower – for example ‘dog’ – then see if your child can read it and choose the correct picture.
If you want to get them to practice theirs letter formation skills, you could also place the picture on a blank piece of paper and see if they can correctly write the word below – you could always place the petal letters next to it for them to use as a guide.
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