Blends, blends, blends!
There are 64 cards included in this set. 32 cards feature a consonant blend or digraph, while the other 32 cards feature a picture that corresponds to each blend or digraph in the game. (This game can accommodate 2-4+ students!)
Setup is a breeze! Print all pages on white cardstock, laminate, and cut out cards.
Before giving the cards to your students, select the card pairs you want included. Your students can play with all 64, though a smaller amount is much easier for young students to handle. By lessening the amount of cards, you’re also able to pinpoint the exact blends and digraphs on which you want your students to focus (i.e., all r-blends, all s-blends, l-blends, etc).
To play, put cards face-down on the table. Player 1 selects 2 cards. If they match, Player 1 picks again! If they do not match, they’re returned to the table and Player 2 gets to take a turn. A match is only possible with one blend or digraph card and its corresponding picture card. The game is over when all cards have been matched. Have each player count their cards—whomever has the most is the winner! Play again and again!
My students really enjoy memory games. I hope yours enjoy this one, too!