FREE Consonant Blends Puzzles

Getting the hang of blends is important for young readers and these free blend puzzles can help! Perfect for Kindergarten and Grade 1 children, these puzzles encourage kids to listen closely to the beginning sounds they hear in each word. There are 36 different puzzles and they come in both color and black and white!
FREE Blends Puzzles are such a fun way for Kindergarten and first grade to practice listening for, identifying, spelling, and reading blends in words. Perfect for homeschool, school centers, summer learning and more. Print in color or black and white!


Teaching kids about blends helps them to develop the skill of segmentation, which is being able to split words into their individual speech sounds. This skill is very important for spelling. 
 Here are some FREE printables for practicing digraphs, blends, trigraphs, word families, and more.


Consonant Blends

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What blends are included?

This list tells you all the digraphs and words that are included in this pack.
  • CL: clock, clown, clap, cloud, clip, climb.
  • FL: flower, flamingo, flat, floss, flashlight, flag.
  • GL: globe, glass, glasses, glove, glue, glow.
  • PL: planet, plane, plant, play, plug, plus.
  • SL: sled, sling, slice, slip, slide, slow.
  • SP: spoon, space, spaghetti, spin, spray, spill.
  • BR: branch, broken, braids, bread, bride, bridge.
  • CR: crow, crayon, crown, crab, cry, crack.
  • DR: drink, dress, dragon, drum, draw, dream.
  • TR: trampoline, truck, trash, tree house, trunk, trophy.
  • SK: skate, ski, skirt, skateboard, skeleton, skip.
  • SN: snail, sneeze, snap, snow, snake, sniff.

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How to prepare

Download this pack (below) then print the color or black and white versions onto card and cut apart. If using black and white your kids might like to color them before cutting.

Using these blend puzzles

  • Review blends with your child. Can they move smoothly from the first sound to the second sound in the blend?
  • Look at the pictures and say the words – what are the beginning sounds?
  • Put the puzzle pieces together by matching the beginning sounds.
  • A word list is included in the download in case you're not sure what words are meant by each picture!

Download Consonant Blends Puzzles

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Beth Gorden
Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is a homeschooling mother of six who strives to enjoy every moment with her kids through hands-on learning, crafts, new experiences, and lots of playing together. Beth is also the creator and author of 123 Homeschool 4 Me where she shares 1000+ free printables, creative homeschool lessons, crafts, and other fun ideas to help preschool and homeschooling families have fun while learning and exploring together.