A CVC word is a three-letter word made up of a consonant, vowel and a consonant. They are short, simple words that your youngest early readers learn first.

We have listed CVC words for 30 word families below and also provided printables of each list. Keep this post and the printables on hand for an easy reference when you are trying to remember CVC words to prep an activity for your students. You could also hang up the printables in your classroom as a resource for your students.

-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, zag

-am: bam, dam, ham, jam, Pam, ram, Sam, 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: fax, lax, max, sax, tax, wax

-ed: bed, fed, led, red, wed

-eg: beg, keg, leg, peg

-en: Ben, den, hen, men, pen, ten

-et: bet, get, jet, let, met, net, pet, set, vet, wet, yet

-id: bid, did, hid, kid, lid, rid

-ig: big, dig, fig, gig, jig, pig, rig, wig, zig

-im: dim, him, Jim, rim, Tim

-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, nix, six

-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, lox, pox

-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

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