Need good, hands-on digraph activities that will keep your students engaged and having fun? You’re in luck! These digraph clip cards are a great way to review digraphs all year long.
They’re the perfect complement to our free digraph wheels, too!
Teachers are busy, so easy-prep activities are important. And boy, is this one easy!
To get ready, I simply printed the cards on cardstock to give them extra durability, laminated them and grabbed my handy paper cutter. I grabbed some clothes pins and I was ready to go!
I LOVE storing printables like these in a pencil box. I place the cards and clothespins inside the box so students can quickly grab the center they want and take it back to their desk.
The hack turns the activity into ready-to-go independent practice or quick and easy time fillers for those students who finish work early.
Note: The set contains six different clip cards for each of the five digraphs. Each clip card will have a picture and five digraph options to choose from.
Digraph Clip Cards
Students started the activity by choosing a digraph clip card from the pencil box.
This student chose a clip card with a chick on it.
I always encourage kids to say the picture out loud to help them hear the sounds in the word, thus helping them identify the correct digraph.
Students then placed the clothespin on the corresponding digraph.
In our example above, the student placed the clothespin on the -CH digraph.
Then, the child placed the clip card to the side and grabbed another one.
She repeated the steps until all of the cards were finished.
If you are not a fan of clothespins, no worries! Grab some mini erasers (or any small manipulative you might have laying around in your classroom) and your students can use those instead as they work their way through the digraph clip cards.