CVC Words On A Roll-Another FUN Way To Teach CVC Words!
Run off copies of the game boards on card stock and laminate them.
Click on the link to view/print a copy of the CVC Game Boards.
There are 5 different game boards using 222 different CVC words!
For a nice group activity, print off a double set, so that all of your students can play with a partner at the same time.
You’ll also need dice and tokens.
Students choose a partner. Give each child some sort of token to use to move around the board, a mini racecar is fun even for girls.
I sometimes use a Skittle or M&M and then let students eat it at the end of the game as a sweet treat.
I like to use large foam dice to keep the noise level down. They also stay on the table better.
There are five different game boards. Have students swap if they finish before the timer rings, or make the game last longer by taping two game boards together.
Children take turns rolling the dice. Whatever number they roll they move their token that many spaces. When they land on a word they must read it. If they can’t, they move back that many spaces.
Just a “heads up” to remind students NOT to pick up the dice until their partner has READ the word, or they might forget what number they rolled and not know how many spaces to go backwards, if they are unable to read the word.
If their partner lands on the same word square that they do, that player must go back 3 spaces.
If they can read the word they land on, they can move ahead 1 space as a reward.You can make the game more difficult by telling students that if they roll a 5 they lose their turn.
The game can get more interesting and even silly if you add the rule that if they roll a 6 they yell “Six & Switch!” and they take their partner’s place if it is to their advantage. i.e. their partner is ahead of them.
Show students that there are "short cuts" on the game board, so that if they land on a word that has another path under it, depending on the number they roll they can opt to take the "short cut" to get to the finish line quicker.
Play continues ‘til one child lands on the smilie-finish line or when the timer rings the child who is closest to the finish line wins the game.
To make the game last longer, you can tell the students they have to roll an exact number to finish. i.e., if they have 1 space left to go out, they must roll a 1.
Give everyone a sticker for participating and a CVC Champion bookmark to the winners.
If you missed the FREE 101-page CVC Word Bingo Bonanza or the 338 traceable CVC word cards in past articles, simple scroll down to check them out.
Since the CVC Bingo cards were such a tremendous hit, check back tomorrow, for 60 FREE Dolch Word Bingo cards for each of the 5 Dolch word lists from Pre-primer through 3rd grade!
More Fun With CVC Words
As promised, here is another creative way to get CVC words into your students' heads! Play BINGO with them. I’ve made up 9 sets of word cards with 20 different cards in each set, using 225 CVC words.
Here’s what to do:
Run each set off on a DIFFERENT color of construction paper. This way you can tell that those color cards deal with a specific set of 25 words.
To give your cards more pizzazz, add a star or smilie sticker to the center “free” space. The stickers you choose for each set could also vary.
Laminate and cut out the cards.
Make an extra white set to cut into pieces.
There are 25 words per set. Because of the FREE space, there are only 24 words used on each card.
Glue the white pieces onto the matching color construction paper for each set of CVC Bingo cards.
These pieces will be the cards that you draw so that students can put their “markers” on their bingo cards.
Keep the pieces in Snack Baggies.
Put the matching Snack Baggie in a file folder with the matching set of CVC bingo cards.
Each week play with a different set of words.
Dried beans are an inexpensive “marker”.
Other fun things to do with the cards:
Run off an individual page (two cards per page) to send home with each child so they can play at home with a parent.
Child can cut up one card and play with the other. The object here is simply to look for the word and put a marker on it, filling up their entire card as a great review of those words.
Another fun game to use the cards with:
Play “Cover & Match”. Run off a set of words on two different colors of copy paper.
Laminate the paper and cut out the words.
Put the set of colors in two different Snack Baggies.
Children choose a partner and take turns rolling a dice.
If they roll an even number they get to take a CVC word tile out of their bag, read it and find the matching word on their bingo card, which they cover with the tile.
If they roll an odd number they lose their turn.You could also play that if they roll an even number they get to place 2 CVC word tiles on their bingo card. If they roll and odd number, they get to place 1 CVC word tile on their bingo card.
To make things even more interesting, you could add that if students roll a 6, they have to remove 1 of their CVC word tiles from their Bingo card.
Top it all off by awarding certificates. I've included 2 kinds.
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I design a lot of things around what my readers and subscribers need help with, that's why I went to work on CVC words, so if there is something you've been searching for, or need help with, feel free to contact me about that too!
Fun Things To Do With CVC Words
Several of my subscribers asked me to design some things involving CVC words.
The first thing I wanted to do was compile a list of CVC words.
CVC Helper Books:
I wanted to come up with at least 100 words, but once I was on a roll the list topped 300!
They are in an alphabetical list entitled 338 CVC Words complete with traceable word cards, 21 letter cards, a student’s personal word checklist and a certificate of praise.
Click on the link to view/print this fun CVC word helper book.
I thought it would be fun to make picture cards for as many of the CVC words that I thought would appropriately trigger a response from a child, so CVC Picture-Word Cards was born.
Students can play Memory Match games with them, a “Flip” card game and “Go Gar” (Go Fish). They also make an adorable Itty Bitty Booklet of CVC Words.
Directions, tips, and a certificate of praise are also included with the 87 picture cards and 79 word cards.
Click on the link to view/print this fun addition to your CVC bag of tricks. CVC Picture-Word Cards.
Have your students become ABCDe-tectives:
Because my Y5’s LOVE becoming ABCDe-tectives, and searching for words, I made CVC Word Finds as yet another enjoyable way of reinforcing CVC words. Click on the link to see this fun-filled 35-page book complete with and ABCDet-ective CVC certificate of praise.
Word Scramblers is another way my students continue their detective roll. This CVC book has 19 skill sheets where the letters are mixed up.
Students enjoy unscrambling them. Click on the link to take a look at this interesting way for your students to have fun learning CVC words.
Keeping with the detective theme, children enjoy de-coding the “secret” letters by solving the number codes that reveal a CVC word. There are 56 words in this “way cool” CVC De-Coder Skill Sheet Book. Click on the link to take a look.
Read & Write CVC Word Sentences:
If you want to work on reading and writing skills along with CVC word recognition, then CVC Reading and Writing with 70 simple sentences, using 140 CVC words, including “write a sentence using a word bank”, is something you’ll want to check out.
I also have 2 fun CVC skill sheet booklets available as well. CVC Volume I has students fill in a CVC word to match the picture. Click on the link to view/print a copy.
CVC Volume II has students match the word to the picture. Click on the link to see a copy.
Finally, if you’d like to build vocabulary and stretch your students CVC word bank, I’ve made up a list of unique and unusual CVC words that your students might not be familiar with.
This book includes a checklist, 136 word cards and definitions. Who knows, there might be a few on here that may be new to you as well!
Click on the link to view/print Unique CVC Words
Stay tuned for CVC picture puzzles, crossword puzzles, and two board games coming this week!
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