Love is in the air – a love of reading that is! We are definitely becoming stronger readers every day. From learning our letter sounds to blending sounds together to form words, learning to read is truly an amazing process! We have had a lot of fun with our heart themed beginning sound match, but some of my kids are ready to work on blends, so these heart beginning blends puzzles are the perfect challenge.
Heart Beginning Blends Puzzles
Getting these beginning blends puzzles ready is super easy. Just print them out and then laminate them to keep them sturdy.
After they are laminated, cut out the hearts, and then cut them in half so that you have pieces with blends, and pieces with pictures.
There are 18 puzzles total for r, s, and l blends.
I started out by using them in a small group, and we first spread the pictures out in a line in front of us, and then piled the blends cards in a stack.
Then, we took turns picking up a blend and reading it, stretching out each sound slow and then saying it faster, blending it together smoothly.
“c/r……cr….. where is a picture that starts with the sound /cr/?” So off we went to hunt for a picture with that beginning blend. “Crown!” Once we found it, we paired them up.
You can make these puzzles self-correcting for kids to match up on their own by writing the blend on the back of the picture cards for them to check.
We kept taking turns pulling cards and reading blends until all of the pictures had been matched!
Grab Your Copy
Ready to work on beginning blends? Grab your copy of these fun heart puzzles by clicking the yellow button below.
Then, have all of your February centers planned and ready to go for you (yes, really!) and hop over to grab our Valentine Math and Literacy Centers!