CVC Game for First Grade!

September 19, 2019

CVC or consonant-vowel-consonant words are a very familiar thing in the first-grade teaching world. These short vowel patterns are some of the first ones we focus on blending when teaching our students how to read!

Once students start becoming familiar with this CVC pattern, I like to have them play some different games to help them practice blending, segmenting, and even manipulating the different phonemes in the words.

One of the easiest games to play and prep is called, Roll & Complete! Students can do this with the beginning or end consonant, or as I show in this video below, the medial vowel:

Watch the video above to see how you can take this game and play it in your classroom right away with some tips and ways to differentiate! If you like this video, be sure to subscribe to my channel because I upload a new game or activity every single week!

The dry-erase dice I used in the video is this one (Amazon affiliate link):
I like the size of these ones and the dry-erase marker actually lasts for a long time!


If you’re looking for some other short vowel games to play in your classroom, I have these quick blog posts for you to check out:

Mix, Spell, Color

Printable Short Vowel Games


Pin to remember:

Teach students how to blend, segment, and manipulate phonemes in short vowel, CVC words with this fun game! All you need to play roll and complete is some dice and a white board! Head over to the blog post to see how to play and grab tips to differentiate!


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