Robot Beginning Digraph Puzzles

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Robots are a source of fascination for a lot of kids (especially if you have any Star Wars fans!) so I find that capturing their interests and building off of them can make our learning activities that much more engaging. If you have an early reader who is moving on from letter sounds into digraphs, they will love these free Robot Beginning Digraph Puzzles!

*Pair with our Blends & Digraphs Centers and Activities for Early Learners!

Have fun reading digraphs in small groups or literacy centers with these free printable Robot Beginning Digraph Puzzles for early readers!

Robot Beginning Digraph Puzzles

After my Kindergarteners know their letter sounds (and sometimes even before they know them all) they are ready to start recognizing digraphs  – when two letters combine to make a new sound, such as in words like chair, shark, and thumb. 

These 15 print and play puzzles give us some fun practice with digraphs (sh, ch, wh, and th) with a robot theme we love!

This activity is super easy to prep for a whole class to use in a literacy center or to play with your own child at home.

Just print, laminate, and cut in half for a quick and easy matching game to work on beginning digraph sounds!

Simply print, laminate, and cut to prep these durable and reusable Robot Digraph Puzzles.

How to Play

After the puzzles are prepped and ready, I like to play with small groups before setting it up as an independent literacy center.

We put the picture half of the puzzles in rows where we can see them all. Then we place the digraph halves in a pile.

Next, we take turns picking up a digraph piece and saying the sound of the digraph. For example, if I pick up the “sh” digraph card, I ask, “What pictures begin with the sound of /sh/?”

We then search together until we find a picture card on the table that matches and pair the cards up to make the robot complete!

Students pick a robot picture card and find the corresponding robot digraph card to complete the match.

Teacher Tip: Make these puzzles self-correcting by printing on cardstock (so that the cards are not see-through) and then writing the digraph on the back of each picture card. This lets kids check their answers after they pair them up!

Make these puzzles self-correcting by printing on cardstock and then writing the correct digraph on the back of each picture card.

Your students are sure to love identifying words by their beginning digraphs with these super fun robot puzzles!

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Love robots? Us too! Check out all of these super cool robot learning activities from some of my favorite kid’s activities bloggers!

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