Practice digraphs with this free printable Rocket Ride Digraph Matching Game! It’s a great hands-on way to practice important reading skills.
Rocket Ride Digraph Matching
Living in the southeast, we have seen a ton of action at the space center recently. My own kids and many of my preschoolers want to know more about what’s going on in outer space! I’m always looking for a way to teach about current interests too. Prepping outer spaced themed activities like our rocket ride digraph match play off of interests while teaching important reading skills. And wouldn’t a rocket ride be so much fun?
The rocket ride digraph match activity includes 4 digraphs that early readers frequently come across.
The printable activity has a recording sheet with 12 rockets on it. It also has twelve stars that have a picture on them that begin with either SH, CH, PH, or TH.
The pictures include: ship, sheep, shirt, chest, cherry, cheese, photo, photographer, phone, thorn, throne, and thread.
Learn & Play
The object of the digraph matching activity is to identify all of the beginning digraphs and color in the coordinating rocket.
Pick a star card from the pile, say what the picture on the star shows, and identify the beginning digraph or beginning sound. On the recording sheet, find the digraph that makes the sound you hear at the beginning of the picture.
Color in the rocket with the matching digraph and pick another star card!
Continue to pick star cards and find matching digraphs on the rockets until all of the stars are picked and all of the rockets are colored in.
I like to introduce these kind of activities during group time. This way, going over the star cards and the digraphs together allows for less confusion when working independently or in small groups.
Grab Your Free Copy
No matter if you play this activity in a small group or independently, everyone will enjoy their rocket ride to outer space! Ready to blast off and grab your own digraph rocket ride? Download your copy by clicking on the large, blue download button below!
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