It’s SO much fun when littles ones start becoming interested in learning to read! This activity is perfect for beginning readers! It’s a CVC Word Egg Hunt focused on short vowel sounds and it’s one of my most popular freebies! CVC simply stands for Consonant Vowel Consonant. These are the simple three letter words that little ones learn to read first. They are words like: cat, dog, map, hot, etc. CVC words can be read when little ones can blend the three sounds in the word together. In a CVC word, each letter makes it’s sound. This activity is so much fun to practice reading CVC words and it’s super easy to prep!
- Colored Plastic Eggs
- Paper for printing
- Crayons, colored pencils or markers
Directions for the CVC Word Egg Hunt:
- Access the free CVC Word Egg Hunt instantly by clicking HERE. I recommend printing the pictures on this paper if they will be used by multiple kids, multiple times.
- Cut out each picture and put each picture into a different colored plastic egg. Print a recording page for each child who will be completing the activity. Hide the eggs or put them in a bucket. If you are hiding the eggs, these will help!
- Each child will open each the egg and identify the picture. Each picture is of a CVC word.
- Then, children will find the corresponding word on the recording page and color the egg the color of the egg they found the picture in. So, if the child found the picture of a map in a pink egg; they would color the egg with the word map on the recording page pink.
Happy egg hunting!
This article originally appeared on Sarah Chesworth.