Blends Blastoff engages kids in developing their visual discrimination skills in a lively, non-competitive format. The versatile word cards are designed for initial consonant blends identification as well as for common vowel endings differentiation. With one deck of cards, you get two different games of blastoff fun!
A ready-to-use Blends Blastoff game is available on Teachers Pay Teachers. Search for On Your Mark Blends Blastoff.
This is a game for three people. Each player gets a Blends Blastoff board with the initial blends sm, sl, st, sn, and sp. They share a deck of 45 cards consisting of words beginning with these blends as well as two Your Choice cards. (Word List below.)
Taking turns picking up word cards from the central deck, players “file” their words in the matching consonant blend columns. Play continues until the four spaces in one blend’s column is full. That blend (not that child) is the winner of round one. Players shuffle cards and begin round two, ending the round when one player has a full consonant blend column.
- Instead of placing the word cards down on the appropriate spots, children can copy the words into the spaces on their Blends Blastoff boards for extra reinforcement of the sound-symbol connection.
- Rather than zeroing in on beginnings of words, children can use an Endings Examination board and sort the word cards into the -ing, -er, -ed, and -y columns.
slipping sticky snappy spotty smelling
sloppy stubby snobby spelled smaller
slanted stuffy snacked spotted smoggy
slipped stubbed sniffed speller smelly
slapped stabbed snapped spinner
slicker stopped snapper spender
slimmer sticker snipping sputter
slipper stiffer sniffing spilling
sledding stamping snipped spitting