We are finding fun ways to learn CVC (consonant vowel consonant) words. Recently I came across this post, Build A Snowman Game from Home Grown Friends. I thought we could use the same concept but instead of building a snowman we would try building words.
Here's what we did:
We used a tissue box which would act as our dice. Covered it with white paper and wrote the 5 vowels on each side of the dice with one side being a "Lose A Turn."
Next, on a piece of paper I wrote 5 words with only the consonant letters showing. I used mostly 3 letter words with the exception of one.
How to play:
My kids rolled the dice to see which vowel they would get. Then, I asked my daughter to tell me the vowel and the sound and then asked her to look at the letters on her list and put the vowel with the correct word. I didn't think about it when I was writing the consonant letters but realized that some of the vowels rolled could have been added to more than one of the words.
My son was very focused on rolling the dice. Got this action shot of the dice coming right at me!
My daughter sounding out the vowel she rolled.
Building her word!
We played this game while my 9 year old was on winter break and he had fun too by taking it to the next level. He liked seeing how many different ways he could use a vowel to make different meanings out of the words.
Their are so many variations to how this game can be played like for example including a picture next to the words on the paper (cat, bed, pin, etc.) Since we've been doing quite a bit of CVC learning recently I purposely left the pictures out to give my daughter a bit more of a challenge.
I would love to hear how your children are learning their words and ultimately learning to read. Please leave a comment below or visit us on our Facebook page!