Looking for some fun and low prep preschool CVC words worksheets? Short vowels can be difficult to teach preschoolers. CVC worksheets that include simple words and a way for kids to practice letter sounds are a great way to get kids familiar with CVC words.
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Short Vowel Sound Free Worksheets
I LOVE finding new and fun activities to teach reading skills. preschoolers love these activities because each one incorporates at least a manipulative / fun fine motor activities and more.
The best way to teach kids how to identify and spell CVC words is by using worksheets and games.
These are a great way to practice and learn the different vowel sounds.
I like to use these in a fun way like missing letters activities, identifying letter words and more.
Building phonemic awareness phonics skills
Kindergarten kids will also benefit from these literacy centers and printable worksheet activities.
Using simple CVC word worksheets and simple CVC words to help preschoolers identify the letters and short vowel words is the best way to go for extra practice.
There are lots of kindergarten worksheets to practice sounding out CVC words.
Blending Sounds to Make New Words
Adding a Sound to Make a New Word: Classroom Demonstration
I love how Teach for Life demonstrated this activity in her class.
Adding phonemes two words is adding a sound to make a new word.
Add “ sss” to the beginning of cat, to make scat Adding sounds to the beginning or end of an existing word can make a new word.
This skill will allow students to build their vocabulary and later comprehend or understand text In this video. The teacher uses the strategy of hand movement.
As she says, a word adds a sound to the beginning or end and ask students to say the new word together.
As a coral response, You will see her give specific feedback when students have an error as well as vocabulary development, as she makes sense of the new word.
How to teach kids to produce the middle sound
Kids are naturally curious and want to explore.
They love to make sounds with their mouths, shake things, and try new things.
This is why we need to be careful about what we show them and what we let them do.
We can teach kids sounds by playing games with them.
For example, one game is called “What’s in the bag?” We put a variety of items in a bag and then ask the child to guess what they are by feeling the objects through the bag.
This game helps children learn how to identify different textures as well as shapes and sizes.
CVC games are the same, have them add missing vowel letters to words they are familiar with, have them produce single sounds and perhaps use a dry erase marker to get them identifying the middle sounds.
CVC Fun Worksheets
I LOVE this printable from Kindergarten worksheets and games that helps kids ‘cook up’ new words.
These games are always winners in my classroom with preschool and kindergarten students.
Get this rhyming activity over at this post here.
Kindergarten kids will LOVE this small groups rhyming activities cut and paste printable, It’s a great way to play rhyming games with word families and build phonemic awareness all at the same time.
This CVC word printable also helps kids recognise rhyming words or two words that sound the same, via Kindergarten Worksheets as well:
Different ways to teach young learners sounds of letters
There are many ways to teach children rhyming words. One of the most popular methods is through games.
A good way to teach rhyming words is to use a poem or song.
You can also use a list of words that rhyme, such as “bat” and “pat.”
Ask your child to say the word, then say the word back to them and ask if they can think of another word that rhymes with it.
More fun CVC word activities
I’ve written a post here on simple print and go engaging CVC activity sheets.
10 Free CVC activity sheets
These activities are perfect for preschool and kindergarten kids.
They learn CVC names, letter names and more.
If your kids love planes and vehicles as well as dot markers. These FREE printables phonics worksheet are perfect for preschool and kindergarten.
These are also from Kindergarten Worksheets and Games.
If kids LOVE rabbits, here’s another dot marker CVC activity.
15 FREE printable games and worksheets to practice rhyming and short vowel sounds.
Grab this one from Kindergarten Worksheets too!
In summer, you could get kids practicing their word family matching skills with this fun watermelon themed CVC printable from Kindergarten worksheets and games:
And another perfect way for beginning readers to practice CVC short vowel sounds, have them build sundaes with this printable pack over at Kinder Games too!
Early years young learners love these bear hunt CVC word recognition pack, the best part about this CVC board game is that it’s print and go.
Virtually no prep! Grab this one from Kindergarten Worksheets and games.
Kids will identify individual sound and first sound skills with these plant a flower printable:
My students love this game, each time I take this out, they are super excited to plant flowers! Grab this from Kindergarten Worksheets too.
These are all such great ways to practice skills for preschool CVC word worksheets and games.