March 3, 2023
Blends Transportation Word Family Sliders Activity

Blends Transportation Word Family Sliders Activity


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Children will have fun sounding out word familiy blends using these super cute word family sliders. These word family activities have 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 print pdf file with blending and segmenting activities  to practice sounding out and reading words.
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 print pdf file with blending and segmenting activities  to practice sounding out and reading words.

Family Blends

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

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.


Word Family Blends

Consonant Blends

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

Consonant digraphs are two consonants standing together that become one sound. This pack includes ch, sh, th and wh.

Other beginnings

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.’
Transportation Word Family Blends in Color or Black and White

Word family sliders

Print these free transport word family sliders in either color or black and white!

To prepare

  • Print 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.

Word Family Activities

  • 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.

print word family blends in black and white or color

Word Family Printables

These free transport word sliders are brilliant for encouraging children to practice their reading!

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Word Family Activities

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Transportation Printables

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Consonant Blends Clip Cards If your child is working on words ending with ng, you will love this fun ng phonic sound game! Instead of bouring ng words worksheet, make learning phonics skills FUN with this rhyming game featuring ng words. Use this ng sound words with first grade and 2nd graders. Simply print pdf file with word with ng sound and you are ready to play and learn with a free printable rhyming game! FREE TH Worksheets - kids will have fun leanring to read th words in a sentece with this FREE printable for kindergarten, first grade students #thwords #firstgrade #kindergarten Consonant blends puzzles

Blends Activities

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First Grade Printables

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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.


Blends Transportation Word Family Sliders

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