It is buckets of fun to review and practice digraph sounds!  This colorful, hands-on digraph sort is a great way to add some fun to your reading practice this summer.

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Getting Ready

This digraph sort was quick and easy to prep!

I printed the bucket and picture pages on white cardstock.  If you’re using these for a classroom, consider laminating for longevity.

Then, I laminated the cards for extra durability before cutting out the buckets and shell picture cards along the black lines.

There were four digraph buckets and twenty-four shell picture cards in all.

Beach Bucket Digraph Sort

To begin, I wanted to review each digraph sound with my small group.

As I laid down each bucket on the table, I had the kids say the sound together with me and asked if they could think of an example.

“Ch… cheese!”

“Sh… shoe!”

Once all four buckets were down, I  mixed up the shell cards and placed them in a pile.

Then, the first student picked up the shell card.

She drew the card with a chick on it and read the word out loud.

I asked the group to say the digraph sound: “Ch… chick!”

She placed the chick picture on top of the correct digraph bucket.

The students took turns drawing cards, reading out loud and placing the picture cards in the correct pile.

After all of the picture cards had been read, we reviewed each digraph sound and said the name of all the pictures on each bucket.  This digraph sort was a big hit!

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  1. This looks GREAT! Thank you. I can’t wait to try them out with my 1st graders. 🙂

    1. They are going to love them, enjoy!

  2. I was unable to download this. I looks great though.

    1. Hi Jennifer,
      When you click the blue “Download Here” button, a pop-up should open. You can try checking to make sure your browser isn’t blocking pop-ups from the site or try using a different browser. If you happen to be attempting the download at school, your district’s web filter may be blocking the pop-up. Let me know if you’re not able to get the sort!
      Sarah // Playdough to Plato Team

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