CVC word lists

CVC word lists

I am sharing free phonics word lists for beginning readers. A CVC word is made up of a consonant, vowel, and consonant sound. When a vowel is followed by a consonant, it is a closed syllable and makes the vowel say its sound. Words like web, hit, cod, bus are some examples of CVC words.


short vowel a words list for kindergarten


at words – bat, cat, fat, hat, mat, pat, rat, sat

an words – ban, can, fan, man, pan, ran, tan, van

am words – cam, dam, ham, jam, ram, yam, bam

ap words – cap, gap, lap, map, nap, rap, sap, tap, zap, yap


I have used bubble letters so the CVC words can also be traced. These lists can be used as bookmarks. The above bookmarks have CVC words for at, am, an, ap word families.


CVC a words list for kindergarten


ag words – bag, gag, jag, lag, nap, rag, sag, tag, wag, zag

ack words – back, hack, jack, lack, pack, rack, sack, tack

ab words – cab, dab, fab, jab, lab, nab, tab

ad words – bad, fad, had, lad, mad, pad, sad, tad


I have also included ck words families in the list. The above bookmarks have CVC words for ag, ack, ab, and ad families. You will not have to think of words for your child to read. These short vowel word lists have sufficient words for reading practice.


short vowel words list for kindergarten


ig words – big, dig, fig, gig, jig, pig, rig, wig, zig

ick words – kick, hick, lick, pick, sick, tick, wick

id words – bid, did, fid, hid, lid, rid, kid

ill words – bill, dill, fill, gill, hill, mill, pill, sill, till, will


The next printable is for CVC i words. The word families included are ig, ick, ill, and id. ck words and double consonant ll words are also included.


cvc i words list for kindergarten


it words – bit, fit, hit, kit, lit, pit, sit, wit, zit

im words – dim, him, Kim, rim, sim, Jim, Tim

in words – bin, din, fin, pin, sin, tin, win, yin

ip words – dip, hip, kip, lip, nip, pip, rip, sip, tip, zip


The next CVC words printable is for word family it, im, in and ip. I have tried to use as many words as possible for maximum practice.


three letter words list for kindergarten


For teachers, I have a separate phonics word list that can be used while preparing CVC word worksheets and exercises. These phonics word lists can also be used for giving word dictation to kids.


short vowel e CVC word lists for kindergarten


et words – bet, get, jet, let, met, net, pet set, wet, yet

ell words – bell, fell, hell, mell, pell, sell, tell, well, yell

en words – den, hen, men, pen, ten, yen, zen

ed words – bed, fed, led, med, ped, red, Ted, wed


The above printable is for et, ell, en, and ed words. Print these bookmarks on cardstock and then cut into strips. They can also be punched and put together in a ring.



short vowel words list cards for kindergarten


eck words – beck, deck, heck, neck, peck, geck, reck

ess words –  fess, Jess, less, mess, Tess, ness

od words – bod, cod, God, mod, pod, rod, sod, Tod

ot words – bot, cot, dot, got, hot, jot, lot, not, pot, rot, tot


The next printable is for eck, ess, od, and ot word families. Children absolutely love these CVC bookmarks. Since bubble letters are used, they also enjoy writing the words.



short vowel u CVC word lists for kindergarten


ob words – bob, cob, gob, hob, job, mob, rob, sob

ock words – cock, dock, hock, jock, lock, mock, rock, sock

og words – bog, cog, dog, fog, hog, jog, log, sog

op words – bop, cop, hop, mop, pop, top, sop, fop


The next printable is for CVC o words. Ob, ock, og, and op word families have been included. I have prepared a pack for ck words worksheets which includes four-letter words that can easily be practiced by kindergarteners.


cvc u words list for kindergarten


ub words – bub, cub, dub, hub, pub, rub, sub, tub

uck words – buck, duck, luck, muck, puck, ruck, suck, tuck, yuck

un words – bun, fun, gun, hun, pun, run, sun

ug words – bug, dug, hug, jug, lug, mug, pug, rug, tug


The last set is for CVC u words. The above word list has words for ub, uck, ug and un words.



short vowel u CVC word lists for kindergarten


um words – bum, gum, hum, mum, rum, sum, yum

ud words – bud, dud, mud, pud, rud, sud, cud

ull words -gull, hull, cull, dull, lull, mull

uff words – buff, cuff, duff, huff, puff, ruff, tuff

The last printable includes um, ud, I’ll, and uff word family words.



short vowel cvc word lists for kindergarten


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