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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 learning fun, so this free Ice Cream Beginning Digraph Sort was the perfect activity to work on sorting sounds!
*Pair with our Blends and Digraphs Centers and Activities for Kindergarten!
Ice Cream Beginning Digraph Sort
After learning our individual letters and sounds (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 digraphs 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 takes time and practice, so this game was just what we needed!
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How to Play
After cutting apart the ice cream digraph bowls and picture scoops, we began the game. We set the bowls out in a line and added the 12 ice cream scoops to a small basket in the middle of the table. There are 3 picture scoops for each digraph bowl.
We each 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!
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