Children will have fun sounding out word families with blends using these super cute word family sliders. This blends activity has a fun transportation theme to engage kids in kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders too. These word family printables include more complex words in this initial blends activity. Simply download pdf file with blending and segmenting activities to practice sounding out and reading words.
After your kindergartners, grade 1, and grade 2 students have mastered simple 3-letter word families such as rat, pin, and jug – it is time for word families with blends! This transportation printables is a cute blends activity that you can print in color or in black and white to have children color with crayons, colored pencils, or markers. These word family printables allow students to slide different initial blends to sound out the word. There is even a cute picture to serve as a clue and to double-check they read the word correctly.
Word Family Printables
Consonant blends are exactly what they sound like! Two (or sometimes three) consonants standing together but although we blend them we can still hear both individual sounds. The blends included in these transport sliders are: br, cl, cr, dr, fl, gl, pl, sk, sl, st, str and tr.
Consonant digraphs are two consonants standing together that become one sound. This pack includes ch, sh, th and wh.
Some word families don’t have many words starting with blends or digraphs so for the ‘en’ word family I got a little creative and included 4-letter words that don’t strictly fit this pattern. So as well as ‘when’ and ‘then’ there is also ‘oven,’ ‘oxen’ and ‘amen.’
Kindergarten Word Families
Print these free transport word family sliders in either color or black and white!
- Download these free Transport Word Family Sliders.
- Print off either the color or black and white pictures and word sliders. Use card stock or laminate for durability.
- Cut slits in the pictures using the dotted lines as guides.
- Thread the word or picture strips through the bottom slit from the back, then slide it into the top slit from the front.
- Children match the pictures to the words by sliding both strips up and down till they match.
- Encourage children to read the words out loud as they find them.
- Another option is to make a word (but not say it) and then ask your child to find the picture; or give them a picture and ask them to make the correct word.
These free transport word sliders are brilliant for encouraging children to practice their reading!
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