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Short Vowel CVC Words Spelling Puzzle Games

Use your student’s love of puzzles to practice their CVC words with jigsaw puzzles for first-grade CVC words! Available in both printable and digital puzzles!


Spelling practice is an important and developmental skill. While getting your literacy stations together, use these puzzles for first-grade CVC words instead of ordinary worksheets. The puzzles are fun and interactive and provide a great way for your students to practice spelling.

Both printable puzzle pieces and digital puzzle activities are included in this product!

Digital Puzzles For First Grade CVC Words

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Available on Boom Cards, Google Slides, and Seesaw, your students can use these puzzle games to practice their spelling. Audio is included for every word so that takes out the guesswork. After they listen to the audio, they match the puzzle pieces for the correct word.

The puzzle pieces vary between matching a picture of the word to the word itself and matching the onset (beginning of the word) to the rime (the ending of the word). There are 90 CVC words included in the digital puzzles.

Printable Puzzles For First Grade CVC Words

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You have two options to choose from! Cut and paste activities for your students to color, cut out, and paste the matching words to the pictures. Or, if you choose, laminate the puzzle pieces and use velcro pieces for an interactive spelling center. There are 80 to choose from. Laminate some or all of them! Full instructions are included. We’ve included many options for you both digitally and with printable activities because we want you to have versatility for your centers!

Included In The Puzzle Activities

Here is a complete list of everything you will download when you purchase the puzzles for first grade CVC words:

  • Links to the puzzles on Google Slides, Seesaw, or Boom Cards so you can pick which platform your students use.
  • 80 CVC words on puzzle pieces to laminate for a spelling center.
  • 10 CVC puzzle cut and paste worksheets.
  • A YouTube tutorial detailing how to incorporate spelling puzzles into your literacy centers.

Getting More Puzzles

These puzzles make a simple and engaging activity for your students. They’re going to beg you for more, so here’s how to get a whole year of spelling puzzles for your spelling skills.

Or purchase the whole set of spelling puzzles HERE at a discount! Because who doesn’t love saving money for your classroom?

Want A Sneek Peek?

Here is a little preview of the spelling puzzles in action!


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"The activities are fun, interactive, and align perfectly with the curriculum standards. I love how easy it is to incorporate them into my lesson plans, and my students have improved their spelling skills significantly since we started using these activities."