This was a SUPER fun activity which we have been able to repeat twice as we learn more about blends. I saw this idea on Pinterest one day, and I just did my own spin on it. We talked about blends for two days in large group. Then, on the third day, I drew a blender on the board while my students drew one on their paper. They brainstormed all the words they could think of with R blends. I have a few examples of their work below. Then, as they were creating their own blender- I went around and had them to write one of our brainstormed words on an index card.
This week, we followed up with L blends, and they went to town with their ideas and it was even better that the first time we did it. I can't wait to see next week's blenders when we talk about S Blends. FUN!