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CVC Words Lists

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).

A fun way to practice building 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.

as: gas

at: bat, cat, fat, hat, mat, pat, rat, sat, vat.

ax: wax, tax

CVC Words – short e

ed: bed, fed, led, red, wed

eb: web

eg: beg, keg, leg, peg

en: den, hen, men, pen, ten

es: yes

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.