Blending Snake {Part 2} and a FREEBIE!

It's Throwback Thursday, and I'm linking up with Greg from Kindergarten Smorgasboard for his Thrifty Thursday Linky!  Thanks for stopping by!

Last October I created blending snakes with old ties from the thrift store. You can check out that blog post here.

I have updated the blending snake for us busy teachers.  This version is much easier to create and my students enjoy it just as much as the original version.

You begin by getting your hands on some old ties.  I shopped at the local thrift store, or you could raid your guy's closet!

Then I cut a tongue out of red felt and glued it under the tie.  I also added some wiggle eyes with hot glue.  To shorten the snake, I simply tied some knots in the tail area of the snake.  I added 5 knots.

To use, students choose a blending snake card, lay the letters on the snake, and blend the word by moving a finger along the snake.  You can use any type of letters that you have on hand - magnetic letters, letter tiles, or letter cards.

The blending snake cards are self-checking.  Students can open up the card and see if they read the word correctly.

You can pick up the Blending Snake Cards in my TpT store for FREE!  I created them with color snake graphics, but they also print great in grayscale on colored cardstock.

Go Make a Snake, Or Two!,
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  1. I'm glad you were part of Simply Kinder's linky! Looking forward to following your post (newest follower). I love your stretchy snake! This would be so great for my low readers!

    Seconds at the Beach

  2. I love these! I think I will use them with my slinkies! Thank you!!