There are so many to work on learning beginning blends. I know that I’m always looking for activities you can do at any time of the year. And I also love activities like these blend puzzles that put hands-on with what we are learning.
The Blends Puzzles are a great way to work on spelling blends and sounding out blend words.
You are going to find consonant blends puzzles for bl-, br-, cl-, and cr-.
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The consonant blend printable puzzles match up with the other blends printables on the site.
What is a consonant blends?
Consonant blends are words that have two consonants at the start that each say their own sound. So examples are bl, br, cl and cr. These are just some of the beginning consonant blend examples.
The puzzles are all consonant blends.
Each of the puzzles has a picture and the matching word below. Each of the letters is its own puzzle piece.
I recommend laminating the blend puzzles to help them last longer.
You can see an example of the word blimp. It has b, l, i, m, p for each puzzle piece.
Things to use with the Consonant Blend Puzzles
I always have someone ask what items we used with the puzzles. And these are just a few of the items we used in the post or have used with the puzzles. These are all links to Amazon.
- white cardstock
- laminating pouches
- sheet protectors
- lacing letters
- Bob Books Set 4 – Complex Words
- Meet the Phonics – Blends
- Stop, Drop, and Flop in the Slop: A Short Vowel Sounds Book with Consonant Blends (Sounds Like Reading ®)
- writing paper
Ways to use the Blend Puzzles
If you are using the blends puzzles as a center I like to give them one word at a time. I start with all the pieces mixed up.
Then once they have the puzzles put together have them tell you the beginning blend and the word. You can even have them sound it out depending on the word.
You could also use the writing paper to record the puzzle they made.
Another way to use the blend puzzles is to have them make the word and then find the matching letters for it! I like to use the lacing letters for this.
You can also change this up how you do it. You can cut the letters off at the bottom and keep the picture together and then use the letters to spell the word.
Blends Puzzle Selling Set
If you want more puzzles and words then the Blend Puzzle Selling Set is great. It comes with six puzzles for each consonant blend, recording sheets, and a building mat.
You can see one of the puzzles below and the building mat that it comes with. It is a great addition to any learning to read center.
What you will find in the free Blend Puzzles: BL, BR, CL, CR
- 2 puzzles on 1 page for each blend
- Consonant Blends: bl-, br-, cl-, cr-
- 4 pages of printables
Blends Puzzles Selling Set
What more blend puzzles and words to make? Then grab the Blend puzzle Selling Set. It has more beginning blend for kids to work on.
The consonant blend puzzles have the following blends: bl-, br-, cl-, cr-, fl-, fr–, gr-, gl-, pl-, pr-, sc-, sk-,sl-, sm-, sn-, sp-, st-, sw-, tr-. Each blend puzzles has six different words and picture combinations.
What you will find in the Blend Puzzles
- 6 puzzles for each blend
- bl-, br-, cl-, cr-, fl-, fr–, gr-, gl-, pl-, pr-, sc-, sk-,sl-, sm-, sn-, sp-, st-, sw-, tr-.
- Building mat for the puzzles
- Recording sheet for words made
- 64 pages of printables
- Price: $4
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