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Consonant Blends Puzzles

Getting the hang of blends is important for young readers and these free Consonant Blends 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 Puzzles

These fun, FREE Consonant Blends Puzzles are a fun way for kids to practice listening for blends in words. Print in color or black and white.

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.



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!

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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