Short vowel sounds can be confusing specially once we begin long vowel sounds too. So, I designed this phonics CVC puzzle Pack which is a fun way to revisit short vowels.
I would suggest you practice this CVC word pack before trying these puzzles with your child.
I came up with these worksheets while I was designing CVC crossword worksheets. Since crosswords can be puzzling for children so this CVC puzzle pack will be a step forward towards CVC crossword.
There is a worksheet for each short vowel a e i o u. You can use these phonics CVC puzzle worksheets as you complete each vowel sound. The 6th worksheet is a mix of all the short vowels.
Let’s discuss them briefly.
We begin with short vowel a. The words in the puzzle are given. For each puzzle there is an across and a down with pictures.
Identify the pictures and complete the puzzles by writing the words in the blocks. Teach the children the concept of across and down.
Word puzzles help with spelling and understanding the relationship between words and their spellings. It also helps establish a word pattern.
These puzzles help to reinforce spelling in children’s minds since the words are linked to one another and need to be spelled correctly to be able to solve the puzzle.
Word puzzles improve children’s speed as these puzzles require quick thinking. These puzzles help in the overall processing speed of a child.
Word puzzles also encourage problem solving. It helps children understand how different words interact on the grid. How ‘bug’ and ‘hug’ and he same ending sounds and how ‘sub’ and ‘sum’ have the same beginning sound.
The last CVC puzzle worksheet is a mix of all short vowels a e i o u. It can be used to revise the short vowels together.