Do you have dog lovers in your classroom? These digraph dogs will be your class’ favorite pets when doing this Digraph Word Sort!
*Pair with our Pets Centers & Activities for Pre-K/Kindergarten!
Dog Digraph Word Sort
This activity is a hit with my kiddos! We even had a fun time naming the digraph dogs!
We named them- Jack, the “ck” dog, Chum, the “ch” dog, Sheila, the “sh” dog for even more fun to this digraph game!
Laminate the (free) printable sheets to make it reusable, then cut out the dog cards and the word bones.
How to use the Digraph Dogs
Feed the dogs the correct bones! Simply “feed the dogs”/sort the bones to match the correct dog.
Sheila, the dog will only eat bones with “sh” words like shop, shoe, shell and ship.
This activity can be an individual, independent literacy center.
This requires visual and auditory discrimination skills, a good activity to practice those skills.
RELATED RESOURCE: Digraphs Writing Centers
Two Player Game
You might even play a game with a friend or two.
Divide the dog cards between the players.
Place all the bones face down in the middle. Take turns to pick up a bone, read the word and see if it fits with your dogs.
If it does, keep it, if not, place it back in the middle. The player that “feeds” all his/her dogs all four bones, wins!
You could make silly sentences trying to use all, or most, OR add your own, of the same digraphs.
For example: Jack wants to lick and suck the rock but his neck got stuck!
These sentences can be an oral activity or a writing activity for creative writing.
Practicing digraph knowledge in different ways can help students to remember how to properly read them in text.
Learn about and revise digraphs with the digraph dogs! Fun learning for all ages and abilities with extension opportunity!
Grab FREE Printable
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Then, hop on over to see our Dinosaur Digraph Activity!