Blends Playdough Mats!

Free Blends Playdough Mats - 3Dinosaurs.com


Blends are something all kids work on at some point and time. We wanted to do something fun with it. So I made playdough mats. I will admit we have been using Meet the Phonics – Blends as a helping tool for learning them. I love the video series for Meet the Sight Words 1-3. The girls have watched them over and over.

Free Blends Playdough Mats

This also goes great with The Reading Fun in the Sun Program that Royal Baloo and 3 Dinosaurs put out last summer.

Reading Fun in the Sun

How we use these:

Free Blends Playdough Mats

I print this off all on one page and have them watch the video and color as the blend comes up on Meet the Phonics – Blends. I do this one of two ways. I print 6 per page and they color and then I cut it out and make a book or print all on one page.

How to do you print more than one page at a time?
1. You click on the print button.
2. Select the pages you want to print (2-21)
3. Select Multiple
4. Select Custom (for all on one page)
5. Write in 4 in the first square and 5 in the second square
6. Make sure it says horizontal
7. Click Print

Free Blends Playdough Mats

What you will find in these printables:

  • Two pictures and words matching the blends
  • The following blends: bl, br, cl, cr, dr, fl, fr, gl, gr, pl, pr, sc, sk, sl, sm, sn, sp, st, sw, & tr.
  • 21 pages of printables
Free Blends Playdough Mats - with 20 different beginning blends sounds - 3Dinosaurs.com

What you will Find in the Blends Playdough Mats Selling Set

The selling set has a collection of different blends playdough for kids to use. Each mat is slightly different but gives fun centers for kids to work on the words.

Blends Playdough Mats - with 20 different beginning blends sounds - three different types of playdough mats $ - 3Dinosaurs.com

What you will find in these printables:

  • The blend letters with two matching pictures
  • The blend letters with two matching pictures and trace the blends letters
  • The blend letters so kids can build blend words
  • The following blends: bl, br, cl, cr, dr, fl, fr, gl, gr, pl, pr, sc, sk, sl, sm, sn, sp, st, sw, & tr.
  • 63 pages of printables
  • Price: $3


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About Cassie

Cassie is a mom of three stomping, romping, and roaring girls. She blogs about fun art and craft activities and printables she makes. She includes the odd review of products every now and then. She also blogs about the places that she has taken the girls called trip reviews. She has a few free printable pack for kids ages 2 to 8 and always adding more. She loves to get comments and feedback and always looking for new things to try or do with her girls.

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22 Responses to Blends Playdough Mats!

  1. Catherine says:

    I do believe you are extra amazing! We are working on blends right now in class. This is perfect!

    Thank you for all the amazing resources you’ve shared.

    • Cassie says:

      I’m glad you are using it right now. We are working on that as well! So just seems to fit our needs. They are lots of fun to do!

  2. What a fun idea for practicing blends! Thanks so much for sharing your printables, Cassie! I featured your post as the Free Printable of the Day at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page and on Pinterest at http://pinterest.com/debchitwood/free-printable-of-the-day/

    • Cassie says:

      Thank you so much for sharing this! It is a lot of fun to use and make them! My girls have totally enjoyed these!

  3. Niki says:

    Thanks so much for sharing. Love your site.

  4. Len says:

    Thank you, I have one who needs a little more work on blends. I do have a question for you. We have most of the PreSchool Prep movies and love them but I haven’t heard very positive review of the blends. Do you think they are worth the $? Someone mentioned that some of the blends were mispronounced, have you noticed that?

    • Cassie says:

      Instead of the dr it does have an “a” in it. So it sounds more like drah but when they do the blend with the whole word they work it out. My 3 year old knows her blends and does them correct with words. It got her doing some of her speech better. No video is 100%. I always make sure to use words and other things outside of the video to make sure the sounds are correct. It was one of the reasons to make the playdough mats.

      The video also helped my 7 year old finally read her blends better. She has struggled with it for some time. I like to use them but not rely on them 100%.

  5. meredith wallace says:

    this is awesome! It will be great for my kids!

  6. I love the color idea for the blends.

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  8. Beth says:

    What a fun, interactive way for practicing blends in a hands on way! LOVE it!

    Thanks for linking up to TGIF! I always look forward to your link-ups! I am buffering this to share this week

    Have a great weekend,
    Beth =)

  9. Rebecca says:

    I was just thinking I needed to go over blends with my daughter, thanks.

    Thanks for sharing on The Sunday Showcase.

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  11. Rebecca says:

    Just popping back to let you know I’ve featured this On The Sunday Showcase:

    http://www.herecomethegirlsblog.com/2013/04/20/learning-letter-sounds.html

  12. Veronica says:

    you are amazing! Love EVERYTHING! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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