Beat the Blast Off Game

A fun game to play with a partner to develop reading and spelling of CVC, CVVC and CCVC words.

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  • Ideal to use in the classroom as a whole class or small group activity when learning how to read and spell CVC, CVCC and CCVC words.

How to use this resource:

  • Select and download the required font.
  • Select the gameboard and game cards most suitable for the needs of your class.
  • Print multiple sets of the pages required, (enough for the whole class or a small group of children). You could also put the pages in a plastic sleeve so they can be wiped cleaned and used multiple times.
  • Read the explain the instructions.
  • Model how to play the game.
  • Arrange children into pairs and provide each pair with 2 x gameboards, 2x whiteboard pens and a set of word cards.
  • Ask the children to work with a partner to take it in turns to be the cardholder and the person who guesses the letters of the word.
  • Monitor and support the children as they play the game.



- Comic Sans

- NSW Foundation

- NZ Print

- Open Dyslexic

- QLD Beginners

- SA Beginners

- Sassoon Infant

- TAS Beginners

- Vict. Pre-cursive (WA/NT/VIC)

- UK Cursive

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