Those little consonant-vowel-consonant (CVC) words are a great way for kids to practice phonics, listening for beginning and ending sounds, early reading skills, and spelling.
I snapped some photos and made several cards for my son to hunt, sound out, and spell.
The words I used are:
Download the cards I made for free from Google Drive here.
How to Play
I cut the cards for four words and scattered the cards throughout our living room, using scotch tape to secure them to the tv cabinet, ottoman, fireplace mantel, etc.
Here's the instructions I gave our 5-year-old.
You'll be making four words. Each word has four cards, one of which is a photo. Find a photo first, then find the letters in the word by looking at the color on the cards.
Once you find four cards of the same color, try to put the letters in order to form the word for the object in the picture.
Listen to the beginning and ending sounds to put the letters in the correct order.
Note: The pink- and red-bordered cards may look similar, depending on how your printer ink. To avoid confusion, don't use those words together.
When my son was done, I gave him four of Trader Joe's sour gummies. Our kids rarely get candy so this was a special treat, and because the gummies come shaped like the letters T and J, they seemed to be the perfect prize for all his word work!