What is a consonant blend?

A consonant blend is when two or more consonants are blended together, but each sound may be heard in the blend, such as 'bl'.

We say each consonant quickly, so their sounds blend together.  

The most common beginning consonant blends include:

bl, br, cl, cr, dr, fr, tr, fl, gl, gr, pl, pr, sl, sm, sp and st.

Consonant blends like dr, cr and gr, can start words.


Example: Complete the word to match the picture. 

Look at the picture below. What do you see?

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The word 'drag' starts with dr. Add dr to ag to complete the word drag.

dr + ag = drag