Beginning Blends Missing Sounds Cards

Students will develop phonemic awareness and phonics skills while using these beginning blends missing sounds task cards to spell words with blends.

Beginning blend missing sound sounds task cards for practice with segmenting phonemes and spelling CCVC words in kindergarten and first grade.

Finding the Missing Sounds in Blend Words

These free printable beginning blends missing sounds task cards are a simple way to practice isolating phonemes, segmenting phonemes and spelling blend words in kindergarten and first grade. They are simple to prep and will give the kids lots of hands-on practice with a variety of phonemic awareness and phonics skills.

All of the cards feature CCVC words with short vowel sounds. This makes them a great choice for students who have moved beyond CVC words and are working on words with blends in them.

Beginning blends missing sounds phonemic awareness activity for practice with segmenting sounds in CCVC words.

Easy Prep Phonemic Awareness Activity

This activity is perfect for literacy centers, small groups, or whole-group instruction in the classroom.

For centers, laminate the cards and place them in plastic bags, zippered pouches, or photo boxes. You can find the photo boxes at your local craft store or superstore.

There are 16 cards included, each with a different image of a CCVC word. It also includes a recording sheet for extra practice. This is a great activity for students who are progressing in their literacy journey and are working on CCVC words.

Beginning blends CCVC word work activity for practice with a variety of phonics skills like segmenting phonemes, isolating phonemes and spelling words.

Setting Up the Missing Sounds Task Cards

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Supplies needed:

  • Beginning Blends Missing Sounds Task Cards (button at the bottom of the post to get them)
  • Alphabet letter tiles, letter beads, magnetic letters, or another letter manipulative
  • Write and wipe pockets or lamination (optional)


  1. Print the word-building task cards.
  2. Then, laminate and cut apart or slide into write and wipe pockets.
  3. Gather letter tiles or letter manipulatives of your choice.
  4. Store the activity in a large baggie, file folder, photo bin, or storage tray.
CCVC blend words task cards phonics activity for kids.

Adding Phonemes to Complete CCVC Words

Students will apply their knowledge of letters and sounds to segment the blend word pictured into individual phonemes and then fill in the missing sounds to complete the word.

To begin, students will look at the picture and say the name of the word pictured. Then, they will segment each sound in the word and place the letters corresponding to the missing sounds in the empty boxes.

Finally, they will blend the sounds together to read the word they built and check if it matches the word that is pictured.

Do this a few times as a class or in small groups so students get the hang of it before working independently.

This CCVC phonics activity comes with a recording sheet for extra practice with writing words with blends.

Differentiating This Phonemic Awareness Resource

This missing sounds CCVC activity is extremely versatile and can be used in various ways. Additionally, you can use these to fit the needs of your schedule and lesson plans and the needs of the different learning styles in the classroom.

If your students need more scaffolding with phoneme segmentation, you can assign fewer cards to complete until they are more confident in their skills. Model using them during teacher time before sending them off to work independently. Students rocking their reading skills can complete more cards.

Also, students can write the words they built on the recording sheet or another sheet of paper to have something to turn while getting additional practice with spelling and writing the words.

Use these blend words task cards to practice segmenting sounds and spelling CCVC words.

This phonics activity would be perfect for small group instruction or literacy centers, making lesson planning and prepping easy!

I hope you and your students enjoy this hands-on beginning blends missing sounds activity! It is a great way to work on phonics skills!

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