There are 11 different activities to help kids explore and learn beginning blends and diagraph activities. These are perfect activities for Literacy Centers. There are a variety of ways for kids to differentiate and build understanding of the blends concept.
This activity has over 120 pages of activities!! This includes: puzzles, clip cards, sorting mats, play dough mats, matching cards, card games and so much more!
Black and white options included for each activity.
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I recommend printing on card stock and/or laminating these pages for durability. An alternative is to put the play dough, matching pages, and alphabet magnet pages in page protectors, so that they are reusable.
For the PH digraph, clip art is limited, so in a couple of activities words with a medial PH sound are included.
Table of Contents:
Pages 4-22: Beginning Blends/Digraphs Sorting Mats
Students will sort pictures by their beginning sounds. You can select the letters that you want them to practice. There are 6 pictures for most letters. For digraph ph- I have included words with the digraph as a medial sound due to a lack of usable words.
Pages 23-32: 3-piece Beginning Blends/Digraphs Puzzles
Students will match beginning sounds to two pictures.
Pages 33-38: 2-Piece Beginning Blends/Digraphs Puzzles
Students will match beginning sounds to one picture.
Pages 39-44: Match the Beginning Blends/Digraphs Puzzles
Students will match two pictures with the same beginning sound.
Pages 45-54: Beginning Blends/Digraphs Circle Clip Cards
Students will use a clothespin or paper clip to show the two pictures on each card that have the same beginning sound as the blend/digraph in the center. By alternating the use of clothespins and paper clips students will use different fine motor skills. For an additional challenge, label the clothespins with the uppercase letters for the students to match. You will need 2 of each beginning sound.
Pages 55-64: Beginning Blends/Digraphs Clip Cards
Students will use clothespins or paper clips to indicate the matching blend/digraph on these clip-cards.
Pages 65-73: Beginning Blends/Digraphs Matching Mats
Students will draw a line to connect the pictures to the matching beginning sounds.
Pages 74, 76-86: Match It! a concentration game
Students will match the pictures. You can make the game simple or more difficult by changing the amount of cards that you use. There are many options for customizing your game. Cards for both upper and lower case are included, as well as, two sets of picture cards. You can have your students match two pictures with the same beginning sound, picture to blend/digraph or blend/digraph to word. You may find it better to select a few of the letters, rather than trying to use all of them in one game.
Pages 75-86: Slap-Card game (uses the same cards as Match-It!)
A ‘Slap-Jack’-style game. Detailed instructions in preview.
Pages: 87-112: Play Dough Mats
You can use these mats with play dough and the students can roll strips of play dough to form the letters. Alternatively, students can use dry-erase markers to trace the letters. Due to lack of ph- clip art, the ph page asks students to circle words that have ph in them.
Pages 113-138: Alphabet Magnet pages
Students will use alphabet magnets to create the blends and digraphs that match each picture. You can use these as full pages or cut them apart to mix and match. There are three pictures for each color.
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