Looking for reading games you can make yourself? These are perfect if you’re short on time!
Recently I shared a printable list of CVC words that you can use when planning activity for your child or students. Today I’m sharing ten simple games and activities you can make yourself. Just plug in the words!
Kids Activities Blog made a simple phonics flip book with a wirebound index card book.
Playdough to Plato shows you how to make these word family spinners.
Kathy Griffin’s Teaching Ideas shared the above image. Simply write letters on stacking cups, and add new cups to help students build and read CVC words. Make it more challenging by writing a common digraph (sh, th, or ch) on the first or final cup!
Have you seen this idea? Create word family eggs with plastic Easter eggs at Playdough to Plato.
Get the tutorial for these first words flip book at Craftulate.
Grab two wooden cubes and some stickers. You can make Playdough to Plato’s word family dice.
Learn how to play Word Family Snowball Toss at I Can Teach My Child.
Creative Family Fun shows you how to make a paper word family sort.
Enter the words on Sight Words.com, a free website where you can create your own Snakes & Ladders game.
Finally, play “Zap It!”, a high interest game you can find at Dr. Jean’s website.
P.S. Don’t forget to grab my free printable list of CVC words to help you make the games!
Editable Reading Games for Every Season – MEGA PACK!
Your students will ASK to practice reading when you start using this versatile set of word reading games! Simply type up to 12 words, and they’ll autofill into the 150 seasonal games.
I love all your games. You are an inspiration to me. I am retired but still teaching reading to underprivileged children in South Africa. I can’t afford to pay for many of the games on teachers pay teachers. Your free games have helped so many of the remedial pupils I teach. Thank you for your wonderful generosity! They say it comes back tenfold I pray that it’s true. Thank you Anna!
I’m so glad my site is helpful to you, Elaine!
Thank you for this. Very Helpful
Christina @There's Just One Mommy
Love all of these!
We have used our plastic eggs for several games. Looking forward to trying Zap! this year with homeschool.
Yes – Zap is a fun one!
Great ideas ! Do you have activities for long vowels , please?
If you look on my Teaching Spelling page, you will see some lessons for long vowel patterns. https://www.themeasuredmom.com/teaching-spelling/
This Reading Mama has some great long vowel packs which you might be able to use:
If you search her site for long e, long i, etc. you’ll find more!
Thank you…thank you…thank you
The Little Tourist
Thank you for these wonderful ideas! Learning CAN be fun!! 😉
You’re very welcome!
Very creative. Would be fun to have these if I were learning to read….
Your grandkids will enjoy them in your place, Dad. 🙂