# Blends and Digraphs Essential Activities for Grade 1

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## If You're Happy and You Know It | Song

"If You're Happy and You Know It" is a popular nursery rhyme , credited to Dr. Alfred B. Smith, midway through the 1900s. Meet our interpretation of the popular song for kids. Lyrics If you're happy and you know it Clap your hands. If you're happy and you know it Clap your hands. If you're happy and you know it Clap your hands, clap your hands. If you're happy and you know it Clap your hands. If you're angry and you know it Stomp your feet. If you're angry and you know it Stomp your feet. If you're angry and you know it Stomp your feet, stomp your feet. If you're angry and you know it Stomp your feet. If you're scared and you know it Give a shiver. If you're scared and you know it Give a shiver. If you're scared and you know it Give a shiver, give a shiver. If you're scared and you know it Give a shiver. If you're sleepy and you know it Take a nap. If you're sleepy and you know it Take a nap. If you're sleepy and you know it Take a nap, take a nap. If you're sleepy and you know it Take a nap. If you're happy and you know it Clap your hands. If you're happy and you know it Clap your hands. If you're happy and you know it Clap your hands, clap your hands. If you're happy and you know it Clap your hands.
Right now, you are reading this content most probably because you are working on the reading and writing skills for kids and you want to teach your little one about the blends and what they actually are. If you have to teach your kid about blends and how they work then you need to start by making groups of the blends first because you can’t just teach them all the blends all at the same time. You need to start with the 1st group of blends, l-blends first (bl, cl, fl, gl, pl and SL) and then you need to follow it to the r-blends.
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## Blending Consonants: "Fl", "Bl" and "Gl" Printable

Here’s a worksheet to help your little linguist recognize multiple consonant blends involving the letter “L”! This consonant blend Fl, Bl, and Gl printable worksheet will help your child master these blends in no time as they find words like the picture presented! Completing this worksheet can help your child:  • Sound out words to identify the correct answers • Better understand the difference between consonant blends using a common letter The vibrant images on this worksheet not only motivates kids, but helps aid in their learning. Download this printable worksheet to help your child excel in their phonics studies!
Phonetics sounds can be joined together to make a new sound. When two or more consonants are joined together and form a new sound, they are called a digraph. The ch digraph forms the /ch/ sound. Look at the images in this worksheet with your students and ask them to identify each of the objects. If they have little problems naming the pictures, help them check the images that have the /ch/ digraph in the colourful printout.
Kids learn phonics best when they can sound out the word. Better yet, this consonant blend Dr and Tr printable worksheet offers your child colorful pictures of the words they should sound out, giving your visual learner another support to learn this tricky skill! Here’s how this worksheet can help your child:  • Since it focuses on only two consonant blends, your child can easily sound out the difference • Your child will practice saying, hearing, and seeing consonant blends in print It’s best if kids have multiple ways to learn a skill. This worksheet offers your child the chance to learn these challenging consonant blends through multiple senses!
A big part of reading is being able to visually discriminate between beginning consonants and blends, and this adorable whale worksheet will help your early reader engage as he or she feeds the whale with words from the wh- family. It also builds fine motor circling skills and orients them with familiar sight words as they differentiate between the differently colored words.
Words with the letter “L” are notoriously tricky for kids to say, let alone read! If your child needs more practice with consonant “L” blends, this consonant blends Pl, Cl, and Sl printable worksheet will come in handy giving your child much needed practice with these sounds.  This worksheet is intended to help your child:  • Recognize and identify the Pl, Cl, and Sl consonant blends • Sound out consonant blends and identify them in print Learning phonics will help your child learn to read and write. Watch your child bloom into capable readers and writers as they practice consonant blends with this fun and colorful worksheet!
In phonics, digraphs are letter combinations that make just one sound. For instance, look at the letters that complete the words earth, bath, and moth; all of them end with the same two letters! Use this handy worksheet to practice the «th» digraph. Simply look at the pictures and instruct little learners to say the words aloud. Then, begin reading and sounding out the letters below each image. Check the box underneath the correct digraph to complete!
The «th» digraph makes up one of the most common sounds in words, and can be located at the beginning, middle, or end of words! Practice this tricky phonics phoneme using this colorful worksheet from Kids Academy! Just look at the word parts complete with blanks where missing letters should be. They all are missing the same digraph! Help little learners find the th digraph at the bottom and check it to complete the sheet!
A consonant blend is two consonants that together make a blended sound. Both sounds are heard. Blends include L-blends such as cl, bl, sl, and fl. Blends can also contain 3 letters such as str and slp. This phonics worksheet provides practice for early readers to identify words with common two letter L-blends. Students first circle the words with the L-blend and then they read each word.
From snakes to snails, and every other "s" word in between, words that start with "s" are just plain fun! Delight your child with this adorable worksheet: "s" blend words, perfect for reviewing the different types of sounds and words that can be made with the letter "s"!
Phonetics sounds can be joined together to make a new sound. When two or more consonants are joined together and form a new sound, they are called a digraph. The /sh/ sound is a good example of a digraph, and examples of the sound can be found in words like ‘brush’, ‘fish’, and many others. Ask your child to give you some more examples of words with the /sh/ sound. Look at the pictures in this pdf with your kids. Can they tell you what each of the objects are? Help them check the digraph that is missing from all of the words.
The phonetic sounds are many in number, and each one has its own unique sound. However, some of these sounds can be joined together to form a new one. When two or more consonants are joined together and form a new sound, the sounds are called a digraph. For example, the sh digraph makes the /sh/ sound. Look at the pictures in this worksheet with your kids. Ask them to say the words aloud. Then, help them circle the images that end in the /sh/ sound, such as the word ‘wash’.
When two or more consonants are joined together and form a new sound, they are called a digraph. Make sure that your child understands what a digraph is by giving them some examples of sounds such as /wh/, /sh/, and /ch/. Then, show them words that have these sounds in them. Look at this worksheet with your little ones. Can they tell you what pictures are in this printable pdf? Help them check the digraph that is missing from all of the words.
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## Consonant Blends with l and r

In this assessment, students will identify the consonant blends that begin familiar words.
In this assessment, students will identify words that begin with digraph sounds and spell words with vowel-consonant-e.