Looking for some CVC word worksheets for your kindergarten kids?
It is amazing how many words a kid can read when they master short vowel sounds and how to blend them with consonants!
If you didn’t know, CVC stands for – consonant vowel consonant.
Some examples of CVC words are cat, bat, dog, log, etc.
Below you will find 25 high quality printables that were carefully designed to help beginning readers build their phonics skills!
These pages include a warm-up, mini CVC word packet for each short vowel sound, and review worksheets to wrap it all up.
By the end of this 25-page printable set, your child will have mastered three letter words and she will be ready for the next reading challenge!
****Don’t stress! You can download the PDF file of all of these worksheets today! At the bottom of this blog post, you will find super simple instructions to print. No email address needed 🙂
Check Out Your Free 25-Page CVC Worksheet Packet!
1. Skills Warm Up
These first two free worksheets are a little bit of a warm-up and skills check.
To complete, have your child write the first letter of each word after looking at the picture.
Can your child consistently hear the consonant sounds at the beginning of these simple words?
Does your child have the fine motor skills to correctly write the missing letters?
Of course, you want to make sure they understand the name of each picture. For example, you can tell them it’s a “ram”, not a “sheep.”
Make sure your child has the phonemic awareness skills needed before moving on to the following worksheets.
2. Short A CVC Words Worksheets
This pack of four CVC words worksheets focuses on the short /a/ vowel sound.
All of the following printable worksheet packets will follow a similar format.
You are free to go through them in any order that makes sense to you and your early readers.
If you are looking for some structure, I would recommend starting off with the Short A CVC sheet. Cover the picture and have your child write a lower case /a/ in the blank.
Help her sound out the first consonant, use a visual cue for the vowel (I like to hold out my hand like there is an apple to prompt my own kids), and then sound out the ending consonant.
You may have to do this several times and that’s okay. When she is able to read the correct word, reward her by uncovering the picture!
3. Short E CVC Words Worksheets
Above is the short /e/ CVC word activity packet.
Your child will discover that even though there is a different middle sound, he can still sound out new word after new word!
That is the magic of phonics lessons and the skills you are teaching!
After doing the Short E CVC page, move on to Read, Write, and Color, and then on to the fluency sentences.
Your child may already recognize “I, see, this and a” as sight words, but if not, go ahead and help him read those portions.
The goal of these sheets is to sound out short vowel words, so no big deal if your kids stumble over these sentences.
****The visual cue to remember the short /e/ sound is to put your hand to ear like your straining to hear an e-e-echo.
4. Short I CVC Words Worksheets
To break up any possible monotony, these short /i/ kindergarten worksheets have a little bit of a different twist.
Instead of the fluency sentences with coloring, your child will read a sentence and then draw what they read!
This is such a fun way for kids to enjoy what they are reading – and for you to check comprehension. Your child will also have the chance to practice CVC names – Tim!
Of course, let your student know that you are not expecting any professional-level artwork.
Again, if he needs help with sight words, feel free to jump in and help them.
****My visual cue to remember the “i” sound is to pretend like there is a bug on my shoulder. I say “ick” as I pretend to flick it off. It will make your kid smile and help them remember the sound.
5. Short O CVC Words Worksheets
As you can see these mini packets are very similar in how they are organized, so your child will definitely start to feel comfortable with tackling each of them.
Can they work independently? That might be a huge confidence booster!
Again, feel free to do them in any order that makes sense to you.
****The visual cue that I use for short /o/ is wave my arms around like the tentacles of an o-o-octopus.
6. Short U CVC Words Worksheets
There are so many fun CVC words that have the short /u/ sound!
I hope your kids enjoyed discovering that they could read and write all of these new words.
If your child seems to be struggling, consider putting these pages in a plastic sheet protector. Grab your dry erase markers and pull them out for regular review.
****The visual cue for the short /u/ sound is to pretent to open an u-u-umbrella.
7. Review CVC Skills Worksheets
This free kindergarten worksheet will ask your child to write the missing vowel.
Hopefully, this is a light review after going through all of the previous worksheets. If your child struggles, that’s okay.
Continue to work on the visual cues to help the child recall the correct vowel sound for each word.
Be patient and provide lots of encouragement.
This worksheet is another opportunity for your child to review letter sounds for each CVC word.
Can your child hear and write the correct vowel or consonant sound?
***If your child is struggling to find the correct letter, check in and see if they understood the name of the picture.
This free worksheet is probably the most difficult in the bunch.
Your student will have to look at the picture and circle the correct word out of three very similar words.
Encourage your child to take their time and read carefully before choosing.
What About CVC Word Families?
A CVC word family is a great way to help kids sound out new words quickly.
It essentially helps kids to recognize word chunks. Then they just have to add on one more sound!
Some examples of word families would be: -ig, -og, -at, and -ad.
Young learners can use them to sound out words such as p-ig, l-og, or b-ad.
Click the above image link/text link to download these CVC word activities in PDF format. A new window will open for easy download and print.
Teaching your child the important skill of reading consonant vowel consonant words is so foundational in the early years of education.
I love showing my kids that they CAN read so many words with just the letter sounds they already know.
If you are a kindergarten teacher, a teacher for English language learners, or a homeschool mom (like me!), I know these printable CVC worksheets will be just the thing for your readers.
They are perfect for morning time, review, literacy centers, group time, and more!
Before you know it, your child’s reading will move from three-letter words to consonant blends, long vowels, multi-syllable words, and beyond!
I promise it will happen. Always remember to be patient, encourage them, and stay postivite!
Enjoy the worksheets and share!