Rainbow CVC Board Game Task Cards

Grab these free printable CVC board game task cards for fun practice with reading CVC words and developing fluency.

Rainbow CVC board game task cards for practice with reading CVC words and developing fluency. Perfect for St. Patrick's Day activities.

CVC Rainbow Board Game

If your students know the letter sounds very well, beginning reading instruction with CVC words is a great idea. CVC words are easy to sound out and help build confidence in beginning readers!

Pair that confidence with fun and engaging activities and your students will be well on their way to learning to read. Add these fun board games to your plans for St. Patrick’s Day or spring.

These free printable board games will be a favorite in your classroom! They are low-prep, easy to store, and can be used any time of year. Your students will love practicing reading skills while playing these games in literacy centers.

St. Patrick's Day CVC words board game for practice with blending phonemes and reading CVC words.

The board games focus on CVC words with short vowel sounds. CVC means consonant vowel consonant words. These words are in the beginning stages of reading and are easy to decode for young readers.

This set has 8 game boards, each with different CVC words on the spaces. Since they are small and simple to play, students may play multiple rounds to practice new words. This is a fun way to practice phonics skills in your classroom or at home!

Free printable CVC board games for fun practice with reading CVC words and building fluency.

Quick and Easy Prep Game

These CVC board games are super quick to prep and versatile to use! All you need to do is print the board game task cards. Then, laminate for durability.

You can also slide a whole sheet into a write and wipe pocket for a no prep option.

You will just need dice for the kids to roll and pieces to move. Use mini erasers, counters, etc. as game pieces.

That’s it, and you’re ready to play.

A fun rainbow theme CVC words activity for your literacy centers this spring.

Setting Up the Board Game

Supplies Needed:

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  • CVC vowel sounds board game printable (button to download at the bottom of this post)
  • Small manipulatives to use as game pieces
  • dice
  • scissors
  • Write and wipe pockets (optional)


  1. Print the game boards, cut apart and laminate for durability.
  2. Gather manipulatives for game pieces.
  3. Label and store in a task card box or bag.
Printable CVC word board games for kids to practice reading CVC words and building phonemic awareness.

Playing the Game

Students will roll the die and move the amount of spaces indicated. Once they land on a space, they will read the word aloud to their partner.

Their partner will double-check to make sure they are correct. Then, it’s their turn to roll and read. Players take turns until one of them gets to the ending space.

Rainbow theme CVC words reading activity for kindergarten and first grade.

Other Ideas to Play the Game

To provide added practice with writing and spelling CVC words, students could write down the words they landed on or their favorite words on the game board.

More advanced students could write words that rhyme with the spaces they land on. They could also use one word in a sentence at the end of each game.

Fun CVC words reading activity for kids to practice reading CVC words and building fluency.

Students who need more support could play the games during small group instruction.

This game board would work great for a literacy centers, fast finishers, tutoring, and so much more!

These CVC board game task cards will give lots of practice with reading CVC words and developing fluency. They are sure to make learning these important skills both fun and effective!

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