Let’s Play L- Blended Games is a fun way for students to engage in L blends (bl, cl, fl, gl, pl, and sl) after initial instruction of consonant blends. Games provide hours of practice and challenge plus opportunities for extended learning through creation and writing. Four 1st grade CCSS and six 2nd grade CCSS, in addition to one Anchor Standard, are covered directly or indirectly.
Puzzles: 12 words per blend are arranged into 3-piece self-correcting puzzles. Each puzzle includes a 2 letter blend, a blend word, and a picture matching the blend word. Blank puzzle templates give teachers/students the opportunity to create their own blend puzzles while My Mended Blends Puzzle page can be used to sort and write blend words.
Clipboard Clue - 72 clipboards, with 3 clues each, challenge students to use inferences to guess which blend word/picture is being described. Guess correctly, you win the blend picture. Great activity for individual and/or partner teams.
Blend Monopoly - A spin on traditional Monopoly, this version is a blast for kids. Use Blend Bucks to purchase color-coded spaces…hope you have enough GL bucks to buy globe or you may have to borrow from the Blend Bank…and win Spend-A-Blend (blend word) cards. Winner is the person with the most Spend-A-Blend cards OR win instantly by buying all the blends within a blend color-coded category (bl, cl, fl,…). Offer students the chance to list out those won spaces by writing blend words on the Blend Blog page.
The language is parent-friendly so that teachers, volunteers, parents, or anyone else who works with a student can easily understand how to best utilize the resource in and out of the classroom.