Free Ice Cream Blend Puzzles

Ice Cream Blend Puzzles for ages 5 to 8.

If you’re looking for a motivating, visual way to teach kids how to read and write blends like BL-, FR- and SM-, you’ll love these free ice-cream puzzles. They are great to use as literacy centers, guided reading activities or homeschool practice.

You’ll love the low prep set up and kids will love the sweet theme: ice cream! Grab your set below and then hop over and snag more print and play activities in our Blends Pack.

Ice Cream Blend Puzzles by Playdough to Plato.

Getting Ready

To prep, I simply printed the ice cream puzzles (below) on cardstock to give them extra durability and cut along the dotted lines to separate the pieces. If you’ll be using them in the classroom, you could laminate them to make the cards even sturdier.

I placed all of the ice cream cones in a stack face down on the table and then spread out the ice cream scoops face up around it.

Ice Cream Blend Puzzles

When I was ready, I showed the first child a blend ice-cream cone and asked her to sound it out. She sounded out the letters slowly at first and then pushed them together, “/s/  /l/  /sl/”.

Then she looked at the ice cream cones to find a picture that started with /sl/.

“Plane? No. Slide? YES!”

Free blends puzzles. These would be a fun literacy center, guided reading activity or homeschool game.

I recommend starting with one set of blends such as the R blends to begin with and then adding on the other blends when kids are ready. I included a full set of L blends and R blends plus some bonus cards for W and C/K blends.

FREE Ice Cream Blends Puzzles. Such a fun blends activity for kids!

You can use the full set as a revision activity.

Blends Memory

For extra practice, kids can play a round of Memory by mixing up several sets of cards and flipping the pieces over face down on a table. The first player picks up two cards and, if they match, keeps them. If the cards aren’t a pair, she turns them back over in the same spot. Then the next player tries his luck at finding a match.

The player with the most pairs when all cards have been claimed wins the game.

Blends Sort

The ice cream puzzles are also great to use for sorting! Children lay out the three category cards on the table: L blends, R blends and W blends.

Picking up one ice cream cone at a time, kids say the name of the picture out loud and place it in the correct pile. Plane would go in the L blend pile, grass would be placed in the R blend stack, etc. Any rule breaker words that don’t fit into one of those categories would go in an oddball pile off to the side.

Reading and sorting continues until all cards had been sorted.

Ready to Play?!

Grab your free copy of the ice cream blend puzzles by clicking the blue button below. Then practice even more blends with our Blends Activity Pack in our store or on Teachers Pay Teachers.

Playful blends activities for kids! So many fun ways to learn the most common blends including CL-, FR- and ST-.

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13 Comments

  1. Amber

    This is so cute! And great practice! I might even have my high fliers write the words on a recording sheet!

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  2. Sneha

    Wow awesome! Can’t wait to try them out!

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  3. tova

    thank you for lovelyand helpfull games.

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  4. Adela

    These are lovely and so much fun, thank you!

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    • Kimberleigh

      Hooray!
      I hope you enjoy this sweet activity.
      Warmly,
      Kimberleigh

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    • Kimberleigh

      Hooray!
      I hope you enjoy this sweet activity.
      Warmly,
      Kimberleigh

      Reply
  5. Kristie Huttenlocker

    I love your website!!!! thank you for sharing!!

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    • Kimberleigh

      Thanks, Kristie, I hope you find amazing activities for your classroom.
      Warmly,
      Kimberleigh

      Reply
  6. Rita

    I love your Site!!! You have so many cute learning activities. I appreciate you sharing all your ideas. You are awesome! Thank you,
    Rita

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  7. Onelia

    It is good materials for my kids.

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    • Ashley

      So glad you are enjoying the activity!
      Warmly,
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

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  8. Elyse

    I LOVE receiving your freebies via email. Thanks so much for sharing!

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    • Ashley

      You are most welcome, Elyse!
      Warmly,
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

      Reply

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