Digital Blend Words Matching Mats for Kindergarten

Download these free, digital blend words matching mats and watch your students want to practice their phonics & reading skills all year long!

A free digital activity for learning to read blend words while using Google Slides and Seesaw in first grade and second grade.

Blend Words Matching Mats

These digital blend words matching mats are the perfect activity for students to practice their blends, sounding out words, and practicing their short vowel sounds. They are so easy to use and your students will love the colorful pictures. The student will have 2 mats that have 9 pictures each. Along one side, there are CCVC or CVCC words that the student will match to the correct picture.

Blends and digraphs are so important for beginning readers and matching mats make the perfect tool to practice this skill. They are simple to use and are so versatile in the classroom! Your kindergarten and first-grade students will love using these digital matching mats.

Free digital blend words reading activity for Google Slides and Seesaw.

Setting Up the Blend Words Matching Mats in Google Slides

Students may use Google Slides™ to do this activity.

The download file includes a detailed guide with instructions and pictures on how to use this activity with you students, but it is quite simple to do.

If you are an instructor or teacher, you will want to copy the Google slides assignment to your Google Drive and save it as a master copy.

Make sure that you click the dropdown next to the attachment. Pick the “Make a copy for each student” option.

Setting Up the Blend Words Matching Mats in Seesaw

Students can also use this activity in Seesaw, if you would like.

You will click the Seesaw-specific link in the download file. When you arrive at the activity, you will need to click the “Save Activity” button. Then you will assign the activity to your students.

Free digital blend words literacy activity for Seesaw and Google Slides.

Benefits of the Blend Word Mats

Once it is open, they will see 2 mats that have 9 pictures each. Down one side, there are the blend words for the student to drag and drop onto the correct picture. The students will need to make each letter sound, blend the sounds together, and then match it to the picture. Super simple for your students to use!

Use these word work cards for early finishers in the classroom to provide them with extra reading practice while staying occupied and not bothering the working students. These blend word picture cards would be great for a literacy center activity too! For your struggling students, some of the word cards could be removed or already placed on the correct picture; that way they don’t feel so overwhelmed with the number of words they have to read.

This activity can be used in a variety of ways in school and at home. Here are a few options for incorporating this digital blend words matching activity into your literacy plans:

  • Whole group CVC word reading practice
  • CVC Mini-lesson activity
  • Small group word-building game
  • Word work station
  • Leveled group practice
  • Summer literacy centers
  • Independent practice
  • Morning work
  • Early finisher word work
  • Technology centers
  • Distance learning activity
  • Summer break learning challenge
  • Summer school activity
A digital blend words phonics activity for first grade and second grade.

I hope your students love practicing their blends on this digital word work as much as you love using this no prep freebie in your classroom!