Looking for a game to help your child learn the sounds of beginning and ending digraphs? Today I’m sharing five of them!
About a month ago I shared a giant set of Roll a Short Vowel games. Today I’m sharing five Roll a Digraph games!
How to play
1. Grab a playing piece for each player and a die. Print the board you’d like to use.
2. Put all playing pieces on Start, and take turns rolling the die.
3. When you roll the die, check the top of the board to see what picture to move to. For example, in the above game, if you roll a five, you would move to the closest picture whose names starts with ph.
4. Keep taking turns until one person lands on the final space.
Some of the pictures were hard for my Four. You’ll find a key with the picture names in the download, but it might be helpful to begin the game by naming all the pictures on the board. Your child might need some reminders, but it will keep those tricky pictures from slowing down the game.
These games are a win for us because they’re quick and effective. I love that I can just print the board, and my son loves that we’re done with a single game in 5-10 minutes. That makes these perfect for a quick review at home or a center activity in the classroom.
What you’ll get in the download
- Game for ch, sh
- Game for ch, sh, th
- Game for ch, sh, th, wh, ph (pictured above)
- Game for wr, wh, kn
- Game for ending digraphs: sh, ch, th, ck
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This is grate.
I love the samples given to help out our children.
Thank you Anna,
This is great and I have used the game in my classroom, however I was wondering if I could send the activity to my parents since we are in distance learning?
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Thank you so much Anna,
I know the games will be very helpful to me n the children I teach… thanks once again for al your hard work
I’m learning so much for your blog and resources. Your activities are incredible, and your explanation of the progression of learning is so helpful.
I’m glad this helps you, Mary!
Thanks a lot, was just talking about needing something like this and one google search later, here it is! Your work is great, thanks for sharing!
You’re welcome, David!
Thanks so much for these excellent resources. I’m a primary teacher in England and will be using these games with the Year 1 children – they look fantastic!
You’re very welcome, Rachel!
Thank you so much Anna,
But I tried but couldn’t download the printable no matter how much I tried.
Please try to upgrade this site. I am using Google chrome and opera
What is Opera, Aisha? I’m sorry you’re having trouble. If you can tell me the specific problem, I can try to help. What happens when you RIGHT click and choose “save link as”?
Thank you so much, Anna for your wonderfull games!!! They are so much fun at home with my kids and give very pleasant diversity when working in a class with even 10 year olds learning English as a foreign language. you are so creative and enthusiastic!!!
You’re welcome, Jenia! Thank you so much for the kind words!
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Only just discovered your site. Fabulous. I have some children who have little English. The sight word ones are fabulous for introducing them to our language.
I’m so glad you can use my resources!
Thank you for all your hard work. I really appreciate these. I am going to be teaching summer school for incoming kindergarten and I needed some great resources.
You’re very welcome, Pam! 🙂
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Thank you Anna for all of your hard work! It’s so nice that you share your lessons with us all. I’m looking forward to visiting this web site often.
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DIMITRA KROKOU (GREECE)
Hello Anna!! Great and creative job for small students!! Congratulations!!
Dimitra Krokou ( SEN teacher in Greece)
Thank you so much, Dimitra!
I am a tutor and love this website as I address the individual needs of the children I teach. Thank you!
You’re very welcome, Donna!
Mother of 3
These are AWESOME! I can’t wait to play these with my son this week. Thank you.
You’re very welcome – have fun with them!
You have many amazing games. I was trying to download the digraph game, but a message kept popping up saying the file was damaged. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks. Linda
My 7 year old is having trouble spelling words and so we’re giving your game a go as a tool for improving his spelling. We just finished the first game (i won) and he’s asked to play another 3 times. Looks like this game is a winner!
Hurray! Thanks so much for taking the time to let me know, Sarah. 🙂
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Thank you Anna! This is just what Fiona and I needed for her next step in learning how to read! And she’s excited to play a game. 🙂
Yay – so glad you use it, Amanda! I have a set coming soon for beginning blends.