31+ Blends Beginning & Ending Printables & Activities

Consonant blends are an early reading activity that kids will do. There are many blends you can start with. And these blend printables are to help you work on those blend reading activities.

You will find a collection of begging blends and ending blend activities for kids to use with a mix of blends cards, blends hands-on printables, and blends books.

Blend Printables & Activities with consonant blends for beginning and ending blends for kids to learn with. There is a mix of cards, bookmarks, hands-on mats, no-prep printables and more - 3Dinosaurs.com

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What is a blend?

A blend is when two or more consonants are blended together, but the letters in blends all make a separate sound.

Bl would be an example of the consonant blend. So the word blender has the blend of bl.

You sound out b and l sounds in the word.

Beginning blend examples are: bl, br, cl, cr, dr, fl, fr, gl, gr, pl, pr, sc, sk, sl, sm, sn, sp, st, sw, tr.

Ending blend examples are: -ct, -ft, -ld, -lf, -lk, -lp, -lt, -mp, -nd, -ng, -kn, -nt, -pt, -sk, -sp, -st.

What consonants blends do I teach First?

I get what blends to you teach first a lot!

And the answer there is no wrong way to teach them. But I do have a way that I like to teach them.

I like to start with the l blends first. These are bl, cl, fl, gl, pl, and sl. I have seen several people teach it this way.

You could also start with the r blends like br, cr, dr, fr, gr, pr, and tr.

I like to work on learning patterns with reading. So that you know when you see a word with a b and l together that you know it is a blend and you sound out each letter.

Things to use with the Blends Printables

I always get asked what we use with our blends printables and these are the things we used most often. They are linked to Amazon so you can see more information about them.

Blends Wall Cards, Bookmarks, & Card Printables

You are going to find a collection of different types of cards, wall cards, and bookmarks for learning blends.

Free Blends Wall Cards: Beginning Sound Consonant Blends - with the blend, picture and matching word for the following blends bl, br, cl, cr, dr, fl, fr, gl, gr, pl, pr, sc, sk, sl, sm, sn, sp, st, sw, & tr - 3Dinosaurs.com

Blends Matching Cards work on match a picture and a word with the same beginning blend.

Blends Wall Cards: Beginning Sounds has the blend picture, the blend letters and the matching word for all the blends. There is also a selling set that has more examples of the blends words. The selling blends wall cards make great blend word lists.

Blends 3 Part Cards is a fun way to work on matching blends to the correct picture. There is also a selling version with more options.

Blends Bookmarks have short vowel blends and long vowel blend options. These are a fun beginning blends word lists. You can use it with first grade and second grade kids.

No-Prep Blends Printabes

There are easy no-prep blends printables. You just print and go. There is no other work needed. These are great when you want blend practice for homework or learning centers.

Free Blends Coloring Pages: Bl, Br, Cl, Cr with three words to trace and pictures to color - 3Dinosaurs.com

Blends Trace, Find & Color is part of the learning to read sets for tracing the words, finding the matching picture and coloring the picture. These are an easy no-prep printable for working on blends.

Blends Coloring Pages: Ending Sound have ending blends sounds. You will find -ct, -ft, -ld, -lf, -lk, -lp, -lt, -mp, -nd, -ng, -kn, -nt, -pt, -sk, -sp, -st. They have a trace or write option.

Blends Coloring Pages has bl-, br-, cl-, cr-, fl-, fr–, gr-, gl-, pl-, pr-, sc-, sk-,sl-, sm-, sn-, sp-, st-, sw-, tr-. You have a trace the word or write the word option.

You can also find some our more about each of the page types here.

Seasonal No-Prep Blends Printables

Easter Themed Spin and Cover L Blends is a fun spin and find activity for Easter with bl, cl, fl, gl pl, sl.

Winter Learning with Blends is a great no-prep page that is similar to the Blends Trace, Find & Color but with winter themed words.

Christmas Blends Find & Color has a fun Christmas tree with no-prep printable finding the r blends: br, cr, pr and tr.

Blend Themed Easy Reader Books & Small Folding Books

You are going to find a mix of themed blend easy reader books and small folding books to learn blends.

Free Blends Small Books: Bl-, Br-, Cl-, Cr-  - 3Dinosaurs.com

Blends Small Books the Full Set has two types of books. You have a version with 6 blends words and tracing the words. The second version has three blends in a book with read, trace, and color.

BOB Books Set 4 & Blends Writing Printable is an extra to go with Bob Books Set 4. You have beginning and ending blends for them to draw a picture and write a sentence for the blend.

Seasonal and Themed Blends Books

Medieval Blends & Digraphs Easy Reader Book has fun color and read the sentence for blends pr, dr, sw, fr, fl, cr. Plus some digraphs as well.

Zoo Blends & Digraph Easy Reader Book has color the blend and then read the sentences. It has the following blends sk, sn, sl, sw, and fr. There are some digraphs as well.

Transportation Blends & Digraphs Easy Reader Book has the blend the trace and then read the sentence. It has the following blends pl, bl, st, tr, cr, sc, sk.

Winter Blends Easy Reader Book has winter themed blends words like snow. You will find the following blends sk, sn, sl, sn, tr, sc, sl, sw, and gl.

Christmas Themed Blends & Digraphs Easy Reader Book has fun blends to color and then read the sentence. It has the following blends st, pr, sl, and tr. It also has some digraphs as well.

Blends Hands-on Printables

These are printables that have some type of hands-on activity with it. There are sorting mats, building ladders and more.

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

Blends Word Ladders: Beginning Sounds is a learning ladder that you learn to spell words with the blend.

Blends Playdough Mats a fun mats that work on the blend and has two words that match with the blend for them to see. There is also a selling version that has more playdough options.

Blends Puzzles: Bl-, Br-, Cl-, Cr- are great for building words with a matching picture. You can see the letters for the word and the picture that matches it. There is also a selling version that has more puzzles for each blend and building mat.

Winter Blends Sorting Set has hands-on sorting mats, recording sheets, and no-prep blends sorting activity for kids to do with all the beginning blends.

Camping Themed L Blends Sorting – works of beginning blends for bl, cl, fl, gl, pl, and sl. You have a picture sorting make for kids to sort to the right camping area.

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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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