CVCe Words with Pictures | 4 Activities | Free Printable

Does your child need extra practice sounding out and spelling  CVCe Words with Pictures? These coloring pages help children sound out and then spell CVC and CVCe with Pictures. They also help them work on when to add the silent e!  Have you ever been there? You were certain your child knew something.

Never would have even thought about teaching that concept because there was no need. And then, they are forced to do that skill in isolation…and it becomes glaringly obvious that they aren’t even close to understanding it.

Well, that happened to us this week. My first grader is a good reader for his age.Yes, we are still plugging along with phonics skills, but I’m incredibly proud of the hard-fought progress he has made.

But I discovered that he doesn’t quite understand CVCe words or long vowel words that end in a silent e. And that is how this Spelling CVCe words with Pictures sheet came about!

CVCe words activities to understand CVCe words with pictures

CVCe Words Definition and Importance

When children first begin to read we normally introduce them to words like cap, pin, tot, and tub. These are CVC words, words that have a consonant, vowel (a,e,i,o,u), and then another consonant. When we see words like this, it lets us know that the vowel is short.

Once kiddos master those, it is time to move into long vowels. Long vowels are the vowels that say their name.

A long a will make the same sound as you say this is the letter A. There are so many rules about making a vowel long, but today we will only focus on one. The silent e! When you take a CVC word and put a e on it, an amazing thing happens.

The vowel becomes long and the e silent. Cap is no longer a thing you place on your head, it is a cape on your back that makes you superman. The pin no longer pricks you, because it is a pine tree.

Tots aren’t running around the house, but you might be carrying a tote. And no more soaking in a tub, you just have a tube of toothpaste.

Prep-Work for Spelling CVCe Words with Pictures

This is truly a no-prep activity.

  1. First, print off the Spelling CVCe Words with Pictures worksheets
  2. Then finish off the prep work by gathering up pencils and crayons.

Directions for Use

The first step is to make sure that the children know the names of each picture!

On the directions page, I’ve listed the name of each picture to help you out. Next, they can color in the picture. Now comes the fun part….the sounding out. The children sound out the word and color in the letters they hear.

What makes this challenging is that there are short and long vowel words included. Our little ones have to sound out the first three letters, and then decide if a silent e is needed. I love this because the student must understand the silent e rule to correctly complete this.

Finally, they can get in some extra handwriting practice by writing out the word! Even though my son has struggled with this concept, he is a little boy that loves to color. This was right up his alley, and he had a blast.

He even colored the squares, all while working on spelling CVCe words with pictures!!

Fun Activities with CVCe Words

After doing all the preparation, I will do fun activities with my child. Let’s get started!

Sound Game for CVCe Word

Sounds are easy to teach our kids’ pronunciation. Right? By playing a sound game, I teach my child CVCe words.

I first write terms like “cake,” “tape,” “flute,” and other words on a piece of paper and ask him to listen to the pronunciation and repeat it back to me. I then make three boxes and write “tape” on the opposite side of the paper. I ask him to repeat the word “tape,” and then I write “tape” on three boxes and “e” out of boxes. Since “e” is silent in this case, I’ve written it out of the box.

Silent E words to understand CVCe words with pictures

Build Cards for CVCe Words

Now it’s time to do some practice with the child. Give some cards to the child and ask him to write the words in boxes that he can pronounce and take the silent e out of the box.

Using cards to understand CVCe words with pictures

Matching Pictures of CVCe Words

My kid loves to find pictures. It is not only a fun activity; it also enhances his memorizing skills. That’s why I decided to give my child some CVCe words to match in this game while keeping the pictures for myself. My kid will read the CVCe word and then look for the accompanying pictures.

Matching pictures to understand CVCe words with pictures

Find Missing CVCe Words

These kinds of games are really helpful for my child to know words, and they also make him so happy. For this exciting game, I make an exercise sheet like the one given below and ask him to solve the words and memorize them.

find missing words to understand CVCe words with pictures

Wrapping Up

Because CVCe words with pictures are a little more difficult, I like to give some advice to teachers and parents. This is done once they start to learn the CVC spelling pattern. Many students have trouble reading CVCE words because they are unfamiliar with them and because they must keep track of when a vowel produces its short sound and when it makes its long sound.

Students will learn CVCE words with pictures more easily if we know how to teach them and have prepared the appropriate tasks for them, allowing them to start mastering them.

Download Free Printable PDF

Download the attached PDF and have fun playing with the children. It’s a great idea to have fun with kids while teaching them CVCe Words with Pictures. It helps them be focused and enhances their knowledge.

Have fun!



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