Activity for ages 5 to 7.
With all the clouds and rain in our area, when the sun peeks out, we are sometimes lucky enough to get rainbows. My students are always thrilled!
These rainbow digraph puzzles are an easy way to bring the rainbow fun indoors to our literacy centers. They are great, hands-on reading practice for kindergarten students learning digraph sounds.
Like many of our printable activities, including the digraph clip cards we have been using, prepping these rainbow digraph puzzles was a cinch!
I first printed them out on cardstock since I knew I would be using them for years to come (sometimes my kids bend the cards while they play, and this keeps them extra sturdy) and then laminated them.
I cut the cards apart on the solid black lines so that I had 18 digraph clouds and 18 picture clouds to combine into 18 colorful rainbows.
Rainbow Digraph Puzzles
These puzzles focus on digraphs sh, ch, th, and wh.
You can use all of the puzzles at once, or you can use just a few at a time to focus in on a specific digraph sound or two.
Since I was playing these puzzles in a small group, we decided to tackle them all together.
We first spread out the picture halves of the rainbows face up across the table. Then we stacked the digraph clouds in a pile.
We took turns pulling a card and making the digraph sound. “s…h… that says sh.”
Then we searched for a picture in the pile that began with that sound, and paired them together!
We kept pulling cards, reading, and matching, until all of our rainbows were complete.
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Ready for some bright and colorful digraph fun? Grab your copy of the rainbow digraph puzzles by clicking the blue download button below and then hop over to snag some more digraph freebies too!