Free Printable Blend Ladders: Beginning Sounds

Consonant blends are one of the areas you learn after some of the basic CVC words. These are when you put two consonants together and each makes its own sound.

Today I have some free consonant blend ladders to help with learning those beginning sound blends.

Each of the ladders is a fun way to work on learning the blends sounds and making words.

Free Blend Word Ladders: Beginning Sounds consonant blends: bl, br, cl, cr, dr, fl, fr, gl, gr, pl, pr, sc, sk, sl, sm, sn, sp, st, sw, & tr - 3Dinosaurs.com

We have included links to some of the products and resources we have used with this activity. If you purchase via the links we may earn a small commission.

The blends consonant ladders are ways for kids to work on the blend sound of the two letters with vowels.

What is the Consonant Blend?

Consonant blends are when you have two letters together and each still makes its own sound. So an example of a blend would be “bl”. You saw the b sound and the l sound when saying the word “blanket”.

The consonant blends are bl, br, cl, cr, dr, fl, fr, gl, gr, pl, pr, sc, sk, sl, sm, sn, sp, st, sw, & tr.

These ladders work on one blend at a time. You can see the blend and the vowel on the ladder below.

I like to print on cardstock and laminate these blend ladders to help them last longer.

Free Blend Word Ladders: Beginning Sounds consonant blends: bl, br, cl, cr, dr, fl, fr, gl, gr, pl, pr, sc, sk, sl, sm, sn, sp, st, sw, & tr - 3Dinosaurs.com

Things to use with the Blend Consonant Ladder Printables

I always get asked what I use with my printables. And these are the items we have used with the blend ladders or mention in the post. This is to make it easier for you to find those products. The links are to Amazon.

Ways to use the Consonant Blends Ladders

One way that I set up the ladders for a center is to give them just one ladder and several lacing letters. You can have them make sets of words or have them take one letter at a time through the ladder.

Free Blend Word Ladders: Beginning Sounds consonant blends: bl, br, cl, cr, dr, fl, fr, gl, gr, pl, pr, sc, sk, sl, sm, sn, sp, st, sw, & tr - 3Dinosaurs.com

If you have laminated the ladder you can have them use dry eraser markers on the ladder to write the words. I like to use the small blends wall cards to help with the words.

Free Blend Word Ladders: Beginning Sounds consonant blends: bl, br, cl, cr, dr, fl, fr, gl, gr, pl, pr, sc, sk, sl, sm, sn, sp, st, sw, & tr - 3Dinosaurs.com

If you want to work on short vowel words with the blends you can use the blends bookmarks that has short vowel and short spelled words.

Free Blend Word Ladders: Beginning Sounds consonant blends: bl, br, cl, cr, dr, fl, fr, gl, gr, pl, pr, sc, sk, sl, sm, sn, sp, st, sw, & tr - 3Dinosaurs.com


What you fill find the Free Blend Ladders: Consonant Blends

  • One picture and blend at top
  • The following consonant blends: bl, br, cl, cr, dr, fl, fr, gl, gr, pl, pr, sc, sk, sl, sm, sn, sp, st, sw, & tr.
  • 2 ladders per page
  • 10 pages of printables
Free Blends Word Ladders: Beginning Sounds with consonant blends for kids to learn and build words - 3Dinosaurs.com

What is in the Blends Wall Cards & Ladder Selling Set

The set has two options for the cards. You can get just a big picture and word ending or the multiple words on each wall card. Plus there is a new small and easy to print mini wall cards that are perfect for little hands and to use in centers.

Blends Wall Cards & Ladder: two cards types with 2 size options for each 43 pages of printables - 3Dinosaurs.com

What Is In The Blends Wall Cards & Ladder Selling Set contains 43 pages:

  • Blends: bl, br, cl, cr, dr, fl, fr, gl, gr, pl, pr, sc, sk, sl, sm, sn, sp, st, sw, tr
  • Blends Beginning Sounds Ladders
  • 2 Cards per page or 4 Cards per page options
  • Blends Beginning Sounds Large with several words
  • Blends Beginning Sounds Large with single image word ending
  • Blends Beginning Sounds small with several words
  • Blends Cards small with single image word ending

Here are some other Blends Printables:

Cassie – 3Dinosaurs.com

Free Blend Word Ladders: Beginning Sounds consonant blends: bl, br, cl, cr, dr, fl, fr, gl, gr, pl, pr, sc, sk, sl, sm, sn, sp, st, sw, & tr - 3Dinosaurs.com

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 Free Printable Blend Ladders: Beginning Sounds

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  3. This is wonderful, can’t wait to use with my daughter!

  4. I’m going to try this with my son! He is reading pretty well but struggles with some of the blends. I think this will be just what he needs! Thanks!

  5. I love your site. Blends can be so tough for some children. Thanks for the resources. I caught up with you at Classroom Freebies.
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    All the best,
    Sarah
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  6. These look great for early primary. As I teach a sixth grade gifted class, I will be sure to pass your great FREEBIE along to another member of my staff in September. Thanks for sharing!
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