Blend Puzzles

Activities that can easily be implemented anytime of the year are the best! These blend puzzles are the perfect addition to your literacy centers, no matter what season it is.

Grab your free blend puzzles below and then hop over and snag our blend clip cards, too.

Getting Ready

To prep, I printed the blend puzzles  (below) on card stock and laminated them for extra durability so that they could be used for years to come.

When cutting them out, I found it easiest to use a paper trimmer to cut around the outside border of the puzzles first.

Then, I went back and cut out the individual pieces of each puzzle with scissors.

The set contains 20 different puzzles, covering L blends,  R blends, and S blends. Each puzzle contains three pieces: one piece identifies the blend and the other two have a picture on it that contain the given blend.

Blend Puzzles

Students started the activity by placing all of the puzzle pieces on a table.

They chose a blend piece first. I always encourage my students to say the blend out loud.

This student chose the “cl” blend.

Students then sorted through all of the pieces, trying to find the pictures that have a “cl” blend. She found the clown first and placed it next to the first puzzle piece.

She continued searching for matches until the puzzle had all three of its pieces.

When students were done, they pushed the puzzle to the side and continued until all 20 pieces had been paired.

The puzzles could also be completed by laying out all of the blend pieces on the floor and then placing the pictures according to the blend they hear when they say the picture.

Differentiating

Our students always come to us with varying abilities so it is always so nice when we can adapt the activity to meet the needs of all students.

If your students would have difficulty sorting through three different blends, choose one at a time or pick only a few examples of the three focus blends.

If your students can handle all three kinds of blends, but would be overwhelmed by having so many puzzle pieces, take the middle puzzle piece out of each puzzle. Students will need to only match the blend to one picture puzzle piece.

Grab Your Set

Ready for your free set?! Click the blue download button below to grab your puzzles now and then hop over and snag our blend clip cards, too.

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8 Comments

  1. Lisa

    Love these games and ideas! Thanks for sharing!!

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    • Kimberleigh

      Thanks Lisa for the kind words- we appreciate them so much!
      Warmly,
      Kimberleigh

      Reply
  2. Julie

    I’m having a hard time getting this download and the digraph and blend chart. I enter my information, and then the screen never moves beyond that. Thanks for any help you can give!

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    • Ashley

      Hi Julie,
      Thanks for reaching out. I’m sorry you’re having trouble downloading. We never want that. Please check out our troubleshooting video HERE for help. You’ll also want to make sure you have the most recent version of Adobe Reader Other and that you’re allowing pop ups from our site. You may also want to try a different browser. We recommend Chrome. If you still can’t get it to work, you can email me at hello@playdoughtoplato.com
      Warmly,
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

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      • Julie

        I got it to work… thanks so much! I love your materials and use them frequently in my literacy support classes at an international school in Japan 🙂

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        • Ashley

          Wonderful, Julie!
          Enjoy!
          Warmly,
          Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

          Reply
  3. Kasey

    Hi Jennifer.

    I would love to download the Blend Puzzles, but can’t get the download to work. After I put in my information it sticks on submitting. I tried to download it from the egg blend page as well and it did not work. The clip cards worked just fine. Thanks!

    Reply
    • Ashley

      Hi Kasey,
      Thanks for reaching out. I’m sorry you’re having trouble downloading. We never want that. Please check out our troubleshooting video HERE for help. You’ll also want to make sure you have the most recent version of Adobe Reader Other and that you’re allowing pop ups from our site. You may also want to try a different browser. We recommend Chrome. If you still can’t get it to work, you can email me at hello@playdoughtoplato.com
      Warmly,
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

      Reply

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