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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Looking for more blends activities for young learners? You will love these resources:
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- Free Printable Color by Blend Worksheet
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- Printable nk Ending Blends Clip Cards
- NG Words for Kids Game
- BIngo Dabber ng and nk worksheets
- Th Worksheets – Read th blends in sentences
- R Controlled Vowel Worksheets
- Free printable Blends Worksheets with dot markers
- See all of our blends activities here
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Mitten Blend Puzzles
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