April 20, 2023
FREE Printable Hard c and Soft c Words GAME

FREE Printable Hard c and Soft c Words GAME

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If you are working on learning hard and soft c sounds in words, you will love this free printable hard c and soft c activity! This soft c and hard c words is perfect for first graders learning phonics to read and spell. Simply print the hard c and soft c words and you are ready to play and learn with grade 1 students.

If you are working on learning hard and soft c sounds in words, you will love this free printable hard c and soft c activity! This soft c and hard c words is perfect for first graders learning phonics to read and spell. Simply print the hard c and soft c words and you are ready to play and learn with grade 1 students.

Hard c and Soft c

As your student continues to learn the various rules and sounds in the English language, they will come accross the hard c and soft c concept. Basically the c makes two sounds: soft c hard c. Children often need some practice identifying which sound the letter makes in words. This free printable hard and soft c game is  a great way to help early readers master this new phonics skill while having fun! Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler – you will love this free printable phonics activity!

Hard and soft c printable worksheets

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If you are working on learning hard and soft c sounds in words, you will love this free printable hard c and soft c game for first graders!

Soft c Hard c

When we embarked a new journey of mastering reading, my little girl learned a cool concept. She was shown a picture of a c with an a, o, and u in it. Together, we learned that when we hear the /k/ sound and there is an a, o, or u, we use the letter c.

Here are some examples:

  • ca – cat, card, calm, cactus, vacant, escape
  • co- corn, cold, cob, decoy, bacon, cotton
  • cu – scuff, curb, curl, focus, scuba, cucumber

Hard and soft c

Of course, that also means that when we hear the /k/ sound and there is an i or e, we must use the letter k.  This week we are going deeper into that lesson, and it helps us understand that why we have to use the k with the i or e. You see, when a c is next to the i, e, or y, it makes the /s/ sound.

Check out these examples:

  • ci – city, cite, cinch, cider, civil, decide
  • ce -cent, fence, juice, cereal, princess, celery
  • cy – icy, emergency, juicy, cycle

Many children just pick this naturally. But some of our sweet little ones need this taught in isolation with lots of practice. And that is what today is all about…. the hard c vs the soft c.

Soft c Hard c

Soft c and Hard c words

With just a little bit of cutting this game will be ready to use.

  1. First, print off the game board.
  2. Next, decide which level will work best for you littles. There are two levels. The first level contains only one syllable. Level two gives you words with two syllables. Then cut out the words that works best for your students, but you will want to make sure you have words for each vowel.
  3. Finally, grab some game pieces, and you are ready to go.

Hard c and Soft c Words

The game is quite simple to play.

Player 1 will draw a card and read the word aloud. If the c in the word makes the /s/ sound because it is followed by the e, i, or y, then they move to the next /s/ on the board. If the word makes the /k/ sound because the c is followed by an a, o, or u, they move to the next /k/ on the board.

Player 2 does the same.

Hard and soft c

Hard and soft c words

This continues until someone draw a word and the answer is not in front of their game piece. At that time they can move to the finish space, and they win the game.

Exception: If you are using two-syllable words, there are three fun words. Cycle, circle, and concern. These words have a c that makes the /s/ sound and a c that makes the /k/ sound. The player can choose whichever c they want, and then move to that space on the game board.

This game is just a fun way to get children reading hard c and soft c words and figuring out which sound the c makes.

Help your first grader improve reading and spelling with these super cute, free printable trigraph worksheets. These cut and paste worksheets for first grade and 2nd grade students help children work on the trigraphs spr, spl, str with this fun cut and paste and activity.  Trigraph Reader Spring Digraph Puzzles

Phonics Activities

Phonics Activities

See how to teach phonics step by step and take a peak at some helpful resources for helping kids spell and read with fluency!

Hard c Soft c Game

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