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When I find a resource that supports my early readers in a fun way, I can’t help but get super excited and want to share it with all of my teacher friends! You are going to love this adorable and free Gumball Matching Digraph Activity! It’s a simple, easy-prep activity that will have your students having a blast while practicing digraphs!
*Pair with our Blends & Digraphs Centers and Activities for Early Learners!
Gumball Matching Digraph Activity
Learning to read is so much fun with hands-on activities like this Digraph Matching Gumball Activity! Your students will adore the gumball picture cards and have fun coloring in the matching gumball machine digraph on the “Grab a Gumball” recording sheet.
This activity makes a great literacy center for both Kindergarten and 1st grade!
How to Prep
To prep, start by printing the gumball picture cards (download below). I like to print them on cardstock and laminate them for durability and reuse in my literacy centers for years to come!
After laminating, you’re ready to cut them out!
Next, print copies of the recording sheet and grab some crayons!
How to Play
Begin by placing all of the gumball picture cards in a pile.
To play, the students will first grab a gumball card from the pile and identify the name of the picture. Saying the word out loud, they will determine the digraph that makes up the beginning sound.
Next, they will find the gumball machine on the “Grab a Gumball” recording sheet that matches the beginning sound digraph on the gumball card that they chose.
The Gumball Matching Digraph Activity continues until all gumball machines have been colored in on their recording sheet!
More Ways to Play!
- Place the gumball cards in a pile face down or scatter them around the table face down for more of a mystery.
- Add the gumball cards to a basket or grab bag for students to pull from.
- Play with a partner! Children take turns pulling a gumball picture card and coloring in the gumball machines on their own recording sheet. The first player to color in their whole recording sheet wins!
Grab Your FREE Copy
Ready to add this Gumball Matching Digraph activity to your literacy centers? Grab it by clicking the large, yellow download button at the end of the post!
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