Mastering letter sounds can be a tricky thing, and learning digraphs can be even more challenging. After all, now kids need to remember not only what letters say on their own, but what certain combinations say when put together! Since we are all about making learning fun, this cookie jar beginning digraph sort was the perfect way to practice those tricky TH-, CH-, WH- and SH- combinations.
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To prepare this digraph sort for my kids, I simply printed out the download (below) and laminated all the pieces. This way I could easily put the entire sort into a Ziploc bag or container and reuse it many times.
After laminating the pieces, I cut out the four cookie jars – there is one jar each for digraphs TH-, CH-, WH- and SH- as well as the cookies with pictures.
I set out the four cookie jars and then placed the cookies in a pile all together, but you could choose to work on as many or few digraphs at a time as you want, depending on the needs of your kids.
Cookie Jar Beginning Digraph Sort
This game was a hit with my small group of students! We took turns picking up a cookie and saying the name of the picture. “Thumb. Th…. Thumb.”
We would stress the beginning sound a bit and then decide together which digraph made that sound. Then, we placed it in the correct cookie jar!
We kept playing until all of the cookies had been sorted.
You could easily make this game self-correcting by writing the digraph on the back of each cookie. Then, if your kids are playing solo, they could turn over the cookies after they sort them and see if they were correct!
Grab Your Set
Ready to work on beginning digraphs with this fun cookie jar activity? Click the blue button below to grab your copy of the digraph sort and then hop over and download our Inflectional Ending Centers!