There are so many fun ways to teach kids about digraphs (two letters that make just one sound such as -SH, -CH and -TH). Whether you’re looking for a morning word work activity, literacy center, or homeschool game, these digraph clip cards are sure to do the trick!
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To prep, I simply printed the digraph cards (BELOW) on cardstock to give them extra durability and cut along the dotted lines to separate them. (If you’ll be using the digraph cards in a classroom, you may also want to laminate them so they’re even sturdier.)
Then I flipped the cards face down on the table and marked the correct clipping spot with a small dot on the back of each one. Taking that extra step would help kids self-correct later.
I placed the clip cards in the center of the table along with a small basket of clothespins.
Clipping the Cards
These digraph clip cards are handy for practicing common digraphs such as “sh” and “ch” – including a mix of beginning and ending digraphs.
I reminded the kids to look at the picture, sound out the word slowly and then place the clothespin on the digraph that matched the sound they heard.
When the first student picked up the chalk card, she said, “Ch-alk. Ch. That’s the CH sound!” Then she reached into the basket, grabbed a clothespin and clipped it to CH on the card.
One card after the next, kids finished clipping all of the digraphs.
Then they flipped over the cards to check that their clothespins were in the right spot. When there was a mistake, they simply looked to see where it was supposed to go, read the correct digraph on the front to reinforce their learning, and moved the clothespin into place.
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