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Winter Mittens Initial Blends Puzzles – Phonics Activity for Kids

I always love incorporating current seasons and holidays into our learning. During the winter months of December, January and February, students seemed more engaged in the material that is being taught when you do. This super cute, winter mitten themed blends activity is a great way to help kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders work on literacy skill. Simply print winter printables pdf file with initial blends activity, print, and you are ready to match the blend with the picture in this winter activities for kindergarten.

This super cute, winter mitten themed blends activity is a great way to help kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders work on literacy skill. Simply print winter printables pdf file with initial blends activity, print, and you are ready to match the blend with the picture in this winter activities for kindergarten. 

Blends Activity

These Mitten Blends Puzzles are such a fun, educational activity to help kids learn about blends. In this consonant blends game kindergarteners, grade 1, and grade 2 students will match 20 initial blends with pictures of words that contain those blends.  This consonant blends activities includes l blends, r blends, and s blends.

Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler – this fun phonics activity for winter is a great way to sneak in some spelling and reading practice. Use this as extra practice, winter literacy center in your classroom or supplement to your homeschool phonics curriculum.

Winter Printables

Start by scrolling to the bottom of the post, under the terms of use, and click on the text link that says >> _____ <<. The pdf file will open in a new window for you to save the freebie and print the template.

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Consonant blends activities

Included in these Mitten Blend Puzzles are 20 blend puzzles covering

  • Ll blends
  • Rr blends
  • Ss blends

To prepare for this fun learning activity I recommended that you print these on cardstock and laminate. This will allow you to reuse this printable over and over again. Next cut out each puzzle. I prefer to cut out each entire puzzle and then go back and cut the puzzles out. Each puzzle will have two pieces.

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Winter Activities for Kindergarten

Students will first pick a picture puzzle piece that they would like to start with. I always ask my students to point to the picture and say what it is.

consonant blends

Winter Theme

Next, students will sort through all of the other puzzle pieces, looking for the correct blend that matches the picture. Once found, they will place the two pieces together and set aside.

Students will continue this until all puzzles have been completed or until time has been called.

blend activity for prek, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade

January Activities

Younger students, and even struggling students, may find all twenty puzzles at once very overwhelming. This can lead to discouragement and the feeling of failure and we obviously do not want to do that. We want to set our students up for success from the start.

You can start by giving students one or two l blends, r blends, and s blends mitten puzzles. This will allow them to master the concept first. Once they are able to do those without any issues, you can slowly add in more until all twenty puzzles are being used.

 FREE Spring Initial Blends Sort - this is a fun, hands on consonant blend activity for first graders to practice in a fun literacy game #blends #literacy #firstgrade Practice initial blends with these fun, engaging blends worksheets where children will color by blend. This blending sounds actities is fun for kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders.  The super cute, happy bug worksheets make this insect activity for kids loads of fun! Simply print pdf file with blending sounds worksheets and you are ready for this fun blends activity. Consonant blends puzzles

Blends Activities

Looking for more blends activities for young learners? You will love these resources:

3000+ FREE First Grade Worksheets - kids will have fun learning and practicing 1st grade math, english, alphabet letters, sight words, cvc words, addition, subtraction, blends, digraphs, place value, rhyming, place value, history worksheets, science, worksheets and mroe with these free educational printables for grade 1. Perfect for teachers, parents, and homeschoolers #grade1 #1stgrade #firstgrade #firstgradeworksheets #homeschoolingforfree 100 Books for 1st Graders to Read on their own (arranged by reading level) - includes FREE printable book list to print and take to the library and use as book mark. lots of great choices of printable and books!!! Perfect for summer reading and year round first grade book list! #1stgrade #firstgrade #booklists Help kids learn about what is under their skin with this fun, interactive, and hands on human body project for kids from toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students. This can be a simple life size human body project or use our free printable templates to add bones of the body, organ templates, and more. This engaging science project is EASY and LOW PREP too. 

First Grade Printables

If you have a 1st grader and you are looking for more fun, hands on grade 1 worksheets, games and activities to make learning fun – you will love these resources!

FREE Telling Time Puzzles - super cute math game to help kindergarten and first grade students learn to tell time with a clock game for kids! #mathgames #kindergarten #kindergartenmath #1stgrade #grade1math Turn practicing addition into a fun activity as children get to become detectives with these free printable Addition Crack the Code Worksheets. These are perfect for kindergarten and first grade students working on addition within 20.


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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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