Consonant Digraph Posters and Dice

If you’re looking for a fun way to introduce common digraphs, you’ll love these free dice and digraph posters.

The charts are great for teaching beginning and ending digraphs and are handy for use as flash cards, too. And speaking of word work, check out our Vowel Team Centers in our shop for some more fun!

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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 them to kids, I grabbed the set of beginning digraphs first since kids tend to notice 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 can’t think 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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28 Comments

  1. Crystal

    Just had a parent teacher conference. Lovely post! This is just what we need.

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    • Rosemary

      Thanks for your feedback, great to hear!

      Reply
  2. KANIMOZHI

    HI,
    THIS DIGRAPH PAGE WAS REALLY AWESOME….. AND WAS SO USEFUL TO ME…. WOULD LIKE TO HAVE MORE ACTIVITY’S RELATING TO THIS

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    • Rosemary

      Thanks so much, glad it was useful. There are more phonics activities in the making so be sure to check back regularly. 🙂

      Reply
  3. Mrs. Burke

    I love this! When I click on the photo I am unable to find where I can access them to print. I have the blend cards and dice already. Just wanted these digraph posters to match 🙂 Help please!

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  4. Megan

    Hi! I’m trying to find the link to download these free posters/cards. When I click on the image, it only brings me to the jpeg embedded on this blog. These look like they’ll be great for my Kindergartener.

    Thanks!

    Reply
  5. Jamie

    I’m not able to download the posters, how do I do that?

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    • Malia Hollowell

      Hi Jamie,

      I’m happy to help! Scroll down to the section marked “Grab Your Copy”. Then click that blue-green “here” link. You’ll be redirected to the download.

      Enjoy!

      Malia

      Reply
  6. molly

    Where do I find the guided reading bundle? The link has been taking me to the word work bundle.

    Reply
    • Tanisha

      Thank you so much for the activities. You have been an inspiration and great support for me. I am better able to plan for the needs of my students. Keep up the great work!!!

      Reply
      • Ashley

        Thank you so much, Tanisha!
        That means the world to us. We truly consider it a privilege to give back, but it’s comments like this that help keep us going.
        Thank you!!
        Warmly,
        Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

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  7. bai betty

    I’m not able to download the posters, how do I do that?

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    • Ashley

      Hi,
      You can get the free posters by clicking on the green “here” under the section labeled Grab Your Copy.
      You can also check out our troubleshooting video HERE for help.
      Warmly,
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

      Reply
  8. Amanda

    Hi! I’m having trouble downloading these amazing cards…my students will definitely benefit from them!
    Please send them to me if possible; thanks so much!

    Reply
    • Ashley

      Hi amanda,
      Thanks for reaching out. I’m sorry you’re having trouble downloading. We never want that. Please check out our troubleshooting video HERE for help. You’ll also want to make sure you have the most recent version of Adobe Reader Other and that you’re allowing pop ups from our site. If you still can’t get it to work, you can email me at hello@playdoughtoplato.com
      Warmly,
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

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  9. mihochan

    Thank you very much. This is what i have been looking for.

    Reply
    • Ashley

      Wonderful! I hope it’s helpful!
      Warmly,
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

      Reply

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