Unleash the power of phonics by teaching your students the many ways to use the BL blend in words

When you ask your students to step up to the plate to identify and pronounce words, many times nervous kids draw a blank. These worksheets teach students how to identify and pronounce a wide variety of words that contain the blend BL. These worksheets focus on the use of the consonant vowel blend of bl- which can be found in such words as: bl-ack, bl-ock, bl-ow, bl-ush. As a teacher, the best part is you are not locked into one style of teaching. You will find a series of interactive worksheets that offer 15 different ways for students to learn about BL blended words. From straightforward fill in the blank worksheets to worksheets that bring out the artist in creative students, you have a powerful teaching tool for the classroom. When that end of the school year standardized test comes around, you want your students to have confidence entering the big day. With these worksheets, you ensure your kids bl-ow past students in a similar age group.

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Printable Bl Blends Worksheets

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Blends: bl br Worksheet

Blends: bl br

Say the name of the picture. Circle the blend sound that you hear. Write the word containing the blend sound on the lines.

Touch and Say Worksheet

Touch and Say

Touch and say each letter sound. Slide your finger across the two letters to blend the sounds together. Find and circle the pictures whose names start with the blend.

Shape I'm In Worksheet

The Shape I'm In

Write a word in each shape that begins with the consonant blend. Then use these terms in a sentence of your choice.

Unscrambling Bl Worksheet

Unscrambling bl Words

Unscramble the bl words. Use the pictures as clues. Write the words inside the word shapes.

Cutout Worksheet


Cut out the pictures. Say the name of each picture. Glue each picture into the correct box.

Find and Color Worksheet

Find and Color: bl

Color all the words that begin with bl. You will need to say the terms aloud for this worksheet.

Read, Write, and Draw Worksheet

Read, Write, and Draw

Read the word. Write the word. Use the word in a sentence.

Blend Art Worksheet

Blend Art

An open worksheet for the kids to explore their thoughts with this concept. The frames can help expand their minds.

Full Review Worksheet

Full Review Worksheet

Say the name of each picture. If it has the bl sound, draw a line to connect the picture to the diagraph.

Cut and Paste Worksheet

Cut and Paste

You will cut out the pictures and paste them next to term that they are associated with. The terms include: blimp, blindfold, blast, blackberry, blender, blossom, blob, and blue jay.

'bl' Sentence Worksheet

Make a 'bl' Sentence

Cut out the words below and rearrange them to complete the 'bl' sentence.

Word Writing Worksheet

Writing 'bl' Words

Add the letters bl to complete each word. Then write the word on the lines that are provided.

Trace and Write Worksheet

Trace and Write

Find the 'bl' words. Write them in the matching boxes.

Puzzle Writes Worksheet

Puzzle Writes

Circle the words that begin with BL found within the puzzle. Write them on the lines.

Sentence Fills Worksheet

Sentence Fills

Choose a /bl/ word to complete each sentence. Which of these words completes the sentence?

What are Bl- Consonant Blends?

A consonant refers to the letters of the alphabet that are not vowels, and these words often join together to form a consonant blend. A consonant blend is a speech sound not produced by a vowel and is most commonly found at either the beginning or the end of the sentence.

Consonant blends refer to different consonants combined and contain two or three consonants that are either followed by a vowel or have a vowel before them. One of the most common consonant blends are Bl- consonant blends.

These sounds are often tricky for children to pronounce, and they would often leave out the "L" sound in Bl-consonant blends. Read this article to know what Bl-consonant blends are and how to pronounce them.

Bl- consonant blends are formed in terms that have the letters "B" and "L" next to each other and are pronounced by blending the sound of the two letters.

The "L" sound in the blend is made by touching the tip of the tongue to the centre of the roof of your mouth, right behind the two front teeth, keeping the mouth open after pronouncing the "B".

A lot of this vocabulary in our daily speech consist of bl-consonant blends. Often time, children have a rough time pronouncing such terms, completely negating the "L" or substituting the "L" with "W" instead. For example, children might say "Back" or "Bwack" instead of "Blue".


Below is a list of Bl-consonant blends that we regularly hear in the day.

Black, Blue, Block, Bloom, Blame, Blade

Blank, Blind, Bless, Blond, Blend, Blow

Blast, Bleacher, Blanket, Blood, Blink, Blog

The Learning Process

Learning to pronounce Bl- consonant blends is essential for anyone learning the English language. Learning these words will not only improve your speech but your reading and understanding capabilities as well. Here are some tips for learning Bl- consonant blends:

1. Start from simpler terms and move on to more complex forms. Try pronouncing words that have two syllables only, such as Black. Slowly move to more complex examples with more letters and syllables, such as Blockbuster.

2. Keep practicing. When learning something new, the more you practice it, the more you tend to remember it. Set a quota of words to do for a day and try to complete it.

3. Try writing down the words as you pronounce them. This helps with memorizing them.

Tips for Teachers

If your child or students faces issues pronouncing Bl-consonant blends, then there are certain things you can do to help them. It is important to note that most children do not enjoy learning and would rather do something else. You must stay steadfast in instructing the child and making them do certain activities to improve their pronunciation of Bl-consonant blends. Here are some ideas for you:

1. Use words with Bl-consonant blends in your regular speech. Emphasize the Bl- sound in the terms as you talk to the child, focusing more on the "L" sound, as most children can pronounce the "B" sound.

2. Correct the child when he pronounces the word wrong. It is important not to tell the child he is wrong but instead nonchalantly repeat the word back to him. For example, if the child asks for a "bwanket", repeat the word to him, saying "Do you want a Blanket?", putting emphasis on the Bl- sound. Children learn more by imitating and picking up new information.