These beginning blends robot puzzles are a great for kids who are learning to read because they are hands-on and engaging. Use them at home or in your literacy center while teaching phonics.
My son is over half way through All About Reading Level 1 and he was recently introduced to beginning blends. Up to this point he has done very well going through the lessons. He hasn’t needed a lot of extra support. But beginning blends are tripping him up a bit.
I had great success with this word family read, build, write mat. So I figured this was another opportunity to make a printable activity for him. One that would really engage him and help him understand blends more.
Since many kids enjoy puzzles and robots are often a favorite, so I combined the two and made these beginning blends robot puzzles.
My son was actually pretty excited when he saw them. I gave him a portion of the puzzles and asked him to do them, but when he was done he asked if he could do more. That’s a great sign! Especially because I was worried that he may get a bit frustrated if he had to do too many at once.
Thankfully, it appealed to his interests and was hands-on enough to keep him engaged and excited about the activity!
Beginning Blends Robot Puzzles
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- Printable beginning blends robot puzzles (link to download at the bottom of the post)
- Card stock (for durability)
- Laminator (optional)
- Print the robot puzzles onto card stock.
- Laminate the pages if you would like to.
- Cut out the robots and then cut across each robot on the line that divides them.
You can cut them apart and then laminate them, but that will mean cutting them twice. If you are only going to be using them with one child, you may be able to get away with not laminating them. Lamination will definitely make them more durable though.
I would also suggest separating them by beginning blend and only doing a few blends at a time with your kids. Otherwise, it can get very overwhelming. I would not suggest doing all of them at once.
Tips for using the Beginning Blends Puzzles
Some children may not know the correct names of some of the objects. So feel free to go through and pull out words that you think will be too difficult for your child to figure out.
I went through tons of clip art and tried to pick words that would be easy to understand from the picture shown. However there are definitely still some that may be confusing if they don’t have prior knowledge of the word.
I would highly recommend that you go through the cards you are planning to use that day/week with your kids and make sure they understand each word that is illustrated on the puzzles. Limiting the amount of puzzles used each time will also help them use deduction to solve the puzzles as well.
I hope your kids enjoy these as much as my son did!
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:
Name Puzzle Robot // Still Playing School
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Robot Sensory Writing Tray // Fun-A-Day!
Beginning Blends Robot Puzzles // Mom Inspired Life
Robot Preposition Posters // Liz’s Early Learning Spot
Free Robot Bingo // Powerful Mothering
Robot Sums of Ten Puzzles // The Kindergarten Connection
Counting with Robots // Teach Me Mommy
Robot Subtraction Cards // The STEM Laboratory
Robot Coverall Game // Recipe for Teaching
Robot CVC Word Puzzles // A Dab of Glue Will Do
Robot Reading Buddy // Play and Learn Every Day
Robot Beginning Digraph Puzzles // Letters of Literacy
Robot Digraph Scratch // Adventures and Play
Robot Rhyming Mats // Fairy Poppins
Robot Addition Cards // Playdough to Plato
Robot Pattern Task Box Activities // My Creative Inclusion
Robot Beginning Sound Match // Sara J. Creations