Beginning Sounds Blend Cards

I just made these fun blend cards to help my Kindergartner learn his blends, you can download them here.

I just printed on cardstock, then laminated for durability!



  1. I love your blog! We just started abeka1, so this is perfect timing! Thanks!

  2. Aimee,These are wonderful! Thank you so much for creating and posting them!

  3. How do you use these blend ladders? They're so cute!

  4. When you are teaching phonics, Abeka teaches vowels first, then starts with consonants. Once you introduce a consonant, you explain that you can 'blend' them with the vowels to make words.So these cards are used as flashcards kind of, Abeka starts with the consonant T, so you show them the blend ladder card and sound out the 't' and then the 'a' separately, then closer together, then finally as 'ta' (They start with short vowels first).You do this with each vowel as you go down the ladder. Once you've explained all of the blended sounds for that consonant, I use them as a review each day and make them read down the ladder by themselves.You do this with each consonant as its introduced. Once they have the blends memorized, then you can start adding ending consonants, so Te plus d = Ted, or Ti plus p = Tip, etc…its just a way for them to learn the blends so when they start reading a word, the only new sound they see is the last one, they've already got the beginning blend down pat!Clear as mud? LOL!

  5. Also, I use them as word starters, once they're further along, they can come up with their own words by adding consonants to the ends of each ladder step. Like:taptentiptoptub

  6. I'm so excited I found these! Are they the exact same as A Beka's official ones? If so, you just saved me over $20!!! Thanks so much! 🙂

  7. Deana: Yes the phonics are identical, a blend ladder is a blend ladder LOL! But the images are probably different on each card then on the abeka ones.

  8. These are so awesome–thank you so much! Carla (Masto Mama)

  9. Thanks you so much for this resource! I was going to make my own and thought I would google to see if there were already some out there i could print, and there your site was! Thanks for your help!!

  10. Anonymous says:

    I am so glad I found this! I was about to dish out the $20 for the one's on the Abeka site.

  11. Glassford Mom says:

    Oh my!I am so grateful I came across your site this morning. I can't wait to follow your blog. God Bless you for making this stay-at-home Mom feel like she's not alone! Can't wait to tell all of my home-school friends about your site.

  12. Thanks so much for this resource! I was am in my seventh year of teaching, but my first year at a Classical Christian school. This is my first year to teach with ABeka (and any phonics curriculum) – I am so thankful you posted these. Thanks again!

  13. This site is a dream come true! I’ve been searching for phonics ladder’s for so long. It was how I learned to read when I went to a parochial school. My hubby went to public school and learned to read site words? Ugh. I will definitely be utilizing your site. I don’t know about the rest of the downloads, but the ladders I can open in our iPad and just scroll down! My son does go to public school, but we also teach him at home. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  14. I noticed that there were 2 sets of m’s and j’s. Any particular reason? BTW can’t wait to use them next year! Thanks

  15. I love you! Thank you so much!!!

  16. There are two ladders for letter j and none for k, was that an oversight?

  17. EXACTLY what I was looking for! Super cute too! Thank you! Instead of cutting apart and laminating as you did-I just printed on both sides of the cardstock and am sticking them in page protectors! 🙂

  18. Hope you don’t mind me featuring these blend ladders on my own post today! I gave credit where credit is due and pointed readers in your direction! LOVE THESE! Thank you for making them so cute! LOVE your blog!

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