It is almost the end of the school year and my preschoolers are rocking CVC words. I don’t know if it’s because we have been also working on rhyming skills or all of the time spent on stretching out words and letter sounds has finally started clicking, but I am just loving it! Our CVC cookie words activity is the perfect starting point for preschoolers to start working with. When pre-k kids and kindergarten kids can read CVC (consonant, vowel, consonant) words, their world opens up to being able to read even more on their own. And when they can read the words, we can start writing the words. I love when our sentence writing takes off!
Building Cookie CVC Words
This printable set of free cookie CVC words includes 10 short A words. Each set has a cookie jar with a picture on it and 3 cookie cards that has one letter on each card.
To prep this activity takes no time at all!
Print the file and cut the cards apart on the gray dotted lines. Laminate the pieces or print them on cardstock. I usually print on cardstock and laminate my printable pieces. This way when a 4 year-old folds the pieces in half, I don’t have to print and prep a whole new set!
Lay all of the cookie jars out on the table and start building words!
The Best Ways to Differentiate
When playing this CVC cookie words game, there are a few ways to play. I think it all depends on how independently your kiddos can work successfully. And I am not one to always group the same preschoolers together by learning level, so sometimes the learning center has to be able to be played by different level kids at the same time.
I always introduce our new learning games on the carpet at circle time. We will play together after we have already practiced the CVC word skills needed for the activity. This helps get them warmed up to play!
The object of the CVC cookie words is to identify the picture on the cookie jar and then find all 3 sounds in the word.
For your beginners, print 2 sets of the file. Cut one apart like in the directions above and leave on set intact. For example, cut AROUND the entire cookie jar and 3 letters, but don’t cut them apart. See the photo below.
This allows your preschoolers to build confidence with their letter sounds and still build the word!
You can also set the cookie jars up in a pocket chart. If your preschoolers are working on beginning sounds, fill the chart with the short A and the last letter in each word. Have your preschoolers fill in the first letter.
After the beginning sounds are mastered, leave the beginning and ending sounds out of the chart, but leave the letter a.
I bet your preschoolers and kindergarteners will catch on that the a always goes in the middle quickly!
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Ok, now print the CVC cookie words and get prepping! You also may love our cookie pre-writing cards too!