Friday, March 21, 2014

Easy (no cost) CVC Wheel

(4 Years)

I love this idea!  I found it on Pinterest, it's from Jaimi at the Stay-at-Home-Mom Survival Guide.   All that you need to do is grab a few of your (or your husband's) old DVDs that he never watches (let's face it, yore going to "borrow" his DVDs, he never wants to put them in the DVR anyway) and two permanent markers (one light, we used silver and one dark, we used black).  That's it.  Now, choose which CVC (consonant vowel consonant) words you want to work on.  We choose _it, _ag and _ad.  If you are just starting CVC words, _at is a great one to start with.

The entire process took five minutes, that's including raiding my unsuspecting husband's DVD collection.

When it was time for school, I invited Wild One over.  At first he thought we were going to watch a movie.  Ooops, I didn't think of that.  Then he said, "uh oh, someone wrote on the DVD."  Double oops.

I showed him how the wheel works and he thought it was magic.   "MOMMY, I'M READING ALL BY MYSELF!"  Yes, you are.  I love the confidence boost!

Look at that, he's smiling while practicing his CVC words.  I love this idea!  Thanks again Jaimi!

I love that they love learning how to read.  Have a great weekend!


  1. That's a great idea. We had a paper book we bought that did the same thing, but this is so simple.

    1. Thank you! It's so much fun trying out new ideas.
      Thank you for stopping by :)