Spelling CVC words


Welcome to a new series called Montessori Mondays!

Are you looking for some cheap, fun, and easy activities that support learning for your child?

You’ve come to the right place.  Every week I’m sharing  Montessori based activities that you can create and share with your children.

Check out my first post here for an explanation of why Montessori works.


What are CVC words?

CVC words are words that follow the pattern consonant-vowel-consonant.

These words highlight the short vowels such as the a in hat, the e in red, the I in win, the o in hop, and the u in tub.

Why are CVC words important?

These words are considered the simplest words and the starting point of many phonics programs.

To start this activity you’ll need an alphabet puzzle.  I purchased mine from the craft store.


Next, take index cards and trace letters to make some CVC words.  These are just some of the many words you could make.  There is a longer list here.  Then, if you feel led you could color the letters in so that they match the color in the puzzle.


Once the cards are made, you’re ready to go.


Find a tray or something to hold this activity.  This aesthetically pleasing tray does actually help the child’s mind focus on the task at hand.  It doesn’t have to be anything fancy, just something that will hold the activity and allow the child to use it correctly.  Show your child how to match the letters from the puzzle onto the index cards, and say the letters and the word they make.  When the child is done with one card, they can put the letters back on the puzzle and put another card on top.


My two-year old has a lot of fun with this activity and she doesn’t know all of her letters, and she definitely doesn’t know how to read.  Exposing her to these kinds of things is great for building letter recognition and strengthening her brain.

Below are links to the rest of my activities:

Sorting Soft/Hard and Counting with Pom Poms/Bowls

Color Wheel and Threading with Pipe Cleaners/Colander

Easter Eggs and Beach Play-dough

Alphabet Sensory Bin and Clothesline

Shape Sorting and Open/Close Tray

Frog/Turtle Sensory Bin and Play-dough/Noddle Threading

Flower Sensory Bin and Buttons with Pipe Cleaners

Valentine’s Sensory Bin and Discovering Smells

Underwater Sensory Bin and Learning to Buckle

Button Snake and Bugs/Grass Sensory Bin

Go check them out and tell me what you think!


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