If you’re looking for a fun way to introduce common digraphs, you’ll love these free dice and digraph posters. They are great for teaching beginning and ending digraphs and are handy for use as flash cards, too.

Digraph Posters

I printed the digraph posters on cardstock to give them extra durability and make the colors really pop. Then, I cut them apart and laminated them.

To introduce the digraph cards to the kids, I grabbed the set of beginning digraphs first since students’ brains learn to identify beginning sounds before they recognize ending sounds.

Focusing on one poster at a time, we named the digraph and brainstormed a list of words that started with that digraph. For instance, when talking about TH, children named, “thanks, that, then, their, the and thin.” I wrote down each suggestion on our group list and drew a simple stick figure picture next to each one to help jog kids’ memories.

(I’ve included a word list as well in case you get a foggy teacher moment like I sometimes do and need help thinking of more words!)

After a couple minutes, I hung up the TH digraph poster and grabbed a new one: WH. I like focusing on just a couple digraphs at a time to help kids really remember the sounds they make. We repeated the same brainstorming process and then took a break.

Several days later, we reviewed the digraphs with the ending sound posters.

FREE Digraph Posters and Dice. Such a fun way to help kids remember trick digraphs.

Digraph Dice

The digraph dice are a motivating way to review those tricky digraph sounds. I made my dice with paper but cardstock works well, too. I cut along the outside edge of each die and glue the tabs together to make a cube.

FREE Digraph Dice. Such a fun way to get kids practicing those tricky digraph sounds. Roll the dice and name a word that has that digraph!

Children simply rolled the dice and thought of a word that started with that sound. When one student rolled PH, he named, “phone.”  When another child rolled WH, she said, “when.”

They continued rolling and naming for several minutes.

Alternatively, you could also have kids roll the dice and draw a picture of something with that sound.

Or, you could have pairs of children race to be the first to roll all six digraphs. To play, each team would write down the digraphs on a piece of paper (WH, PH, TH, CH, PH, QU). Each time a player rolled and named a word with that digraph, he would cross it off the team list. If the group already rolled it, the player would still name a word but wouldn’t be able to cross anything off the list. He would simply pass the die to the next player so that she could take a turn.

The first team to cross off all six digraphs would win.


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  1. I´m guatemalan and this contents it´s very easy to use and super nice for kids. Thanks for share free

  2. Hello! I love your digraph cards. I can’t find a link to download and print them. Could you help me please?

  3. Where do I find a literacy dice with pockets? That sounds awesome, I have only seen the white board dice. If you had a link to one I would gladly buy one. Thank you so much for these cute as can be free games, I love teaching my son with them.

    1. Hi Nicole,

      When you click on the blue “Download Here” button, you’ll get a pop-up that prompts you for your name and email address. After providing this information, you’ll be directed to the PDF. If you aren’t seeing these, try checking to see if the browser is blocking pop-ups from the site. You could also try using a different browser like Firefox. Let me know if you’re not able to grab the posters and dice!

      Sarah // Playdough to Plato Team

    1. Hi Lauren,
      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 dice!
      Sarah // Playdough to Plato Team

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