Consonant blends which are also known as consonant clusters can be defined as two or more consonants together in which each consonant is pronounced, with no vowel sounds in between them.
To teach primary consonant blends, we can play this addictive I have… who has? blends game.
This printable resource for teachers can also be used to revisit consonant blends st, sk, sm, sn, sp, sc, sl and sw words.
I have… Who has? cards game is a fun way to teach primary reading, learning and practicing various skills. The easiest way to make children practice these s blends pictures and words is through hands-on games and activities.
Before playing this blends game, do have the children read the s blend flashcards.
You will need to print these s blends pictures and word sheets and cut them into cards. Print these picture cards on card stock and laminate them for durability.
You can find more phonics games and activities to teach elementary on my blog. Do try them.
Do not forget to practice some dictation with children once they are done playing the game. In my experience children typically record just one of the two blend sounds when spelling. For example, ‘skip’ is spelled sip; spat is spelled sat; stick is spelled sick etc. I try and stress on the consonant blend as much as possible when this happens.