This activity is a perfect way for your students to practice CVC words, and it works great as a small group or center activity. Simply print and cut the puzzles (laminate or print on cardstock to make them more durable). Students match the pictures to create the puzzle and spell the CVC word. All short vowel sounds are represented in these puzzles, including the endings:
-an, -at, -am, -ag, -ap, -et, -eb, -en, -eg, -ed, -ig, -ix, -ib, -ip, -in, -ox, -og, -ot, -op, -up, -ut, -us, -um, and -un.
A great extension for this activity is to have students create rhyming words for each puzzle.