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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!
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.
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!
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!
Your students are sure to love identifying words by their beginning digraphs with these super fun robot puzzles!
Grab Your FREE Copy
Ready for some robot reading fun? Grab your free copy of the Robot Beginning Digraph Puzzles by clicking the large, yellow download button at the end of the post!
Even More Robot Learning Fun
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Robot Subtraction Cards // The STEM Laboratory
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Robot CVC Word Puzzles // A Dab of Glue Will Do
Robot Reading Buddy // Play and Learn Every Day
Robot Beginning Digraph Puzzles // The Kindergarten Connection
Robot Digraph Scratch // Adventures and Play
Robot Rhyming Mats // Fairy Poppins
Robot Addition Cards // Playdough to Plato
Robot Beginning Sound Match // Sara J. Creations
Painting Brush Bot (Not Shown) // Schooling a Monkey
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