What are CVC Words?
This post includes a handy printable CVC words list at the end of the post.
CVC words stand for consonant-vowel-consonant. For example, cat, sit and rug are all CVC words.
Vowels in English are A-E-I-O-U, consonants are all the other letters.
If you are teaching your child phonics then you can introduce them to CVC words (like D-O-G) then CCVC words (like D-R-A-G) and then CVCC words (like D-U-C-K).
Take a look at our Sight Words Builder kit as it includes 100 of the most used words (many are CVC words).
CVC Words – short a
ab: cab, dab, gab, jab, lab, nab, tab.
ad: bad, dad, had, lad, mad, pad, sad, tad.
ag: bag, gag, hag, lag, nag, rag, sag, tag, wag.
am: bam, dam, ham, jam, ram, yam.
an: ban, can, fan, man, pan, ran, tan, van.
ap: cap, gap, lap, map, nap, rap, sap, tap, yap, zap.
at: bat, cat, fat, hat, mat, pat, rat, sat, vat.
ax: wax, tax
CVC Words – short e
ed: bed, fed, led, red, wed
eg: beg, keg, leg, peg
en: den, hen, men, pen, ten
et: bet, get, jet, let, met, net, pet, set, vet, wet, yet,
CVC Words – short i
id: bid, did, hid, kid, lid, rid
ig: big, dig, fig, gig, jig, pig, rig, wig, zig
im: dim, him, rim
in: bin, din, fin, pin, sin, tin, win
ip: dip, hip, lip, nip, rip, sip, tip, zip
it: bit, fit, hit, kit, lit, pit, sit, wit
ix: fix, mix, six
CVC Words – short o
ob: cob, gob, job, lob, mob, rob, sob
og: bog, cog, dog, fog, hog, jog, log
op: cop, hop, mop, pop, top
ot: cot, dot, got, hot, jot, lot, not, pot, rot, tot
ox: box, fox
CVC Words – short u
ub: cub, hub, nub, rub, sub, tub
ud: bud, cud, dud, mud
ug: bug, dug, hug, jug, lug, mug, pug, rug, tug
um: bum, gum, hum, mum, sum
un: bun, fun, gun, nun, pun, run, sun
ut: but, cut, gut, hut, jut, nut, rut
Remember to take a look at all of our fun learning resources for teaching early skills.
Click here to print the list of CVC words.