Manipulating consonant-vowel-consonant words has never been more fun - or versatile! This activity for 2-6 students provides practice changing the initial consonant, final consonant and vowel in CVC words. 64 CVC word cards are included along with a game board, 40 animal cards (labeled with the name of each animal), letter "helper" cards (to try out substitutions) and a word list containing the three letter words with the words that can be formed by changing each letter. An optional recording sheet is included. You will need a place marker for each student.
To play, students take a word card and move the number of spaces indicated on the card. They follow the instructions on that space as to how to manipulate the word on the card. Helper letters can be placed on the card to assist in this task. If successful, the player moves their marker to the new space and can choose an animal card. Bonus turns add to the excitement. The first player to collect 8 animals wins the game.