Do your kids love ice cream as much as mine? If I mention ice cream in the classroom, there is a sort of instant excitement. Lately, we have been all about ice cream themed fun, so this ice cream beginning digraph sort was the perfect activity to work on sorting sounds.
Ice Cream Beginning Digraph Sort
After learning our individual letters and sounds (and often simultaneously, depending on each child’s needs) we are ready to tackle those tricky digraphs, or two letters together that make a new sound.
The four main ones that we focus on first are sh, ch, th, and wh.
To remember what they look like and what sound they make at the beginning of words requires time and practice, so this game was just what we needed!
After laminating and cutting apart the ice cream bowls and scoops, we set the bowls out in a line and piled the 12 ice cream scoops in the middle of the table.
We took turns picking up a scoop and saying the name of the picture on it, stressing its beginning sound a bit to hear the digraph. “cherry….ch, ch, cherry.”
After deciding what digraph made that sound, we placed the scoop in its corresponding bowl. We kept playing until all the scoops were sorted (There are 3 scoops for each bowl).
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