Free Blend Posters and Dice

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These free blend posters and dice are a great visual way to teach blends like CR-, GL- and SK-. The posters are great as a classroom display or flashcards, and the dice provide an engaging way for children to think of words that begin with each blend.  Also included is a chart of blend examples!

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Blend Posters

I printed the blend posters on cardstock to give them extra durability. Then, I cut them apart and laminated them.

When introducing blends to the children, say the individual sounds of each letter and then the sound they make when they go together. I usually work with R blends, then move onto L blends and S blends at another time.

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Focusing on one poster at a time, name each blend and brainstorm a list of words that start with that blend. For example, when talking about GR- blend, the children in my class came up with words such as “green, grill, grapes, grasshopper, greedy and grass.”

It’s helpful to write each blend in the middle of a blank sheet of paper and then draw a picture next to each word to help jog kids’ memories.

(I’ve included a word list as a starting point, but children are often fantastic at coming up with words on their own!)

After I’ve introduced a blend, I hang up the poster with the children’s ideas and use the printed posters as flashcards to help the children recall the sound.

Blend Dice

The dice help motivate children to recall the blend sounds. I made my dice with paper but cardstock works well, too. I cut along the outside edge of each dice and glued the tabs together to make a cube.

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The dice are a great way of helping children orally produce single-syllable words by blending sounds.

I have found the dice helpful for small group work. Once sitting in a circle, the children simply rolled the dice and thought of a word that started with that sound. When one student rolled CL-, she said, “cloud!”  When another child rolled SL-, he said, “slide.”

They continued rolling and naming words for several minutes. Later on, the children rolled the dice and drew a picture of something that began with that sound.

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18 Comments

  1. I really liked the activity of Blends Cards and Dice, however, it cannot be downloaded which is a shame because I really wanted to use it with my kiddos in my next class 🙁

    1. Hi Adjani,
      Thanks for reaching out, please check out our troubleshooting video HERE for help.
      Warmly,
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

  2. Hello Adjani,
    I love the blend cards but there is a typo. On the example word list blender is listed as an example on the grouping of br words.
    Thank you. I look forward to displayeing these. The art is very eye-catching

    1. Hi Rebecca,
      Thank you for alerting us to the typo on the example word list.
      I’m so glad you like the posters! I hope your students do as well!
      Warmly,
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

  3. LOVE these cards. They were too big for my liking so as I was printing I changed the size to 50% and they were perfect! and I love love love the dice game printable! Thank you thank you!

    1. Yay! So glad you like them and found a size that works for you.
      Hope your kids love it too!
      Warmly,
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

  4. Hello, I can’t download the cards, the blue download button result to be only an image and not a link

  5. oh, I forgot to say that if I click on the dice it says “page not found”
    Your printable are awesome!

  6. When I try to download the blend cards it tells me page not found. Is there another way to download them? Thank you!

  7. I am really sad that these links do not work and the pages have been removed. I was so excited to use these in my classroom. Please let us know if these can be updated!

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