Consonant Vowel Consonant Words

Consonant – Vowel – Consonant [CVC] words are three [3] letter words that start with a consonant, have a vowel in the middle, and end with a consonant.




Practice with CVC words helps beginning readers with decoding, spelling, rhyming and writing. For CVC word practice, print out the following pages and make into dice according to the instructions below. Use only three [3] dice at a time and make sure one [1] of the die is a vowel (a, e, i, o, u). These should form all short vowel sound words.

  1. Have your student(s) take turns rolling the dice to make 3-letter CVC words.
  2. Help your students keep track of their words by writing the words down on paper.
  3. Have your students draw pictures of their words.
  4. Have your students sound out their words [C-A-T].
  5. Point out any rhyming words (CAT, RAT, MAT).

Keep an eye on your students and make sure they come up with real words! Have fun.

Make the Dice!

  1. Print out on 8.5×11 paper.
  2. Cut out the dice around the outside edges.
  3. Fold along the dotted lines.
  4. Tape together so it forms a six-sided cube.
  5. Roll your CVC dice!

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LITTLE BUD KIDS Spin-and-Read Montessori Phonetic Reading Blocks and CVC Phonics Wooden Toy Set for Beginner Readers

Printable CVC Word List