Today I’m sharing a set of printable games that will help your child learn digraph sounds.
Today I’m sharing a new set of single-player games. My Four loves these, and they’re really helping him learn the sounds of common consonant digraphs!
My little guy knows his letter sounds, but those tricky consonant digraphs (sh, ch, th) are another story. I began by creating a game to help him hear digraph sounds at the beginning of words.
Since he did so well with that, I created these games to help him associate each digraph with its correct sound.
To play, your child will need a playing piece (like these transparent counters), a die, and markers (we love Do-a-dot!).
Have your child put his playing piece anywhere on the perimeter of the game. Then have him roll the die to move around the board. When he lands on a letter or digraph, he says its sound and finds a picture on the board whose name begins with that sound.
He dots that picture with his marker and keeps playing until he has five in a row. Bingo! The game is over.
Why we love this game
- The game teaches something new while also reviewing familiar letter sounds.
- It’s fun. My kids love rolling a die, using Do-a-Dot markers, and seeing when they’ll get a Bingo.
- It gives lots of practice. Every time your child lands on a letter or digraph, he has to say the sound and hunt through the pictures for one that matches.
- My Four can play this all by himself. Since he’s new at it, I sit right next to him, but as he gets better at it he can play it while I’m making dinner. (In the classroom, this would be a great game for learning centers or early finishers!)
- It takes very little ink and is low prep. Don’t you love print and play games that use only black and white ink?
- Finally, the download comes with eight different games… from easy to hard. The first games focus on just one digraph at a time, gradually mixing digraphs and finally putting all five together.
Here’s what you’ll find in the download:
Game 1: sh (along with the single letters b, s, l, n, p, g, r, d, c)
Game 2: ch (along with the single letters p, m, k, j, b, f)
Game 3: th (along with the single letters b, r, m, g, v, c, g, p, r, l, b)
Game 4: sh, ch (along with the single letters a, y, w, z, n, y)
Game 5: sh, th (along with the single letters t, u, e, o, p)
Game 6: ch, th (along with the single letters l, g, s, l, d)
Game 7: sh, ch, th (along with the single letters b, k, i)
Game 8: sh, ch, th, kn, wh
Get your free single player digraph bingo!
LIKE THIS GAME? YOU’LL LOVE THE BUNDLE!
120 Print and Play Math & Literacy Games for K-2
Grab this bundle of no-prep math and literacy games for fun skills practice. Kids won’t even know they’re learning, and they’ll beg to play again and again!
Thank you, this is exactly what I was looking for to make Digraphs fun. Wonderful site.
You’re very welcome, Elizabeth!
I found this a few days ago, my 4 year old loved it, it is a great way of learning diagraphs. Thanks for the wonderful share. ❤️
I used this game with a group of struggling readers this morning and they asked if we could play it again. That’s very high praise from this group, you should be quite honored! 🙂
Are there any more reading/spelling games available in this format? I found (and downloaded!) several versions covering math topics, but can’t figure out what to search to find any additional versions to use with my phonics group.
Thanks for all of these wonderful resources!
Hi Jennifer! I don’t remember if I have more free phonics resources in this style, but there are a lot in my bundle of games from my shop. You can learn more about it here: https://www.themeasuredmom.com/product/120-print-play-math-literacy-games-k-2/
I have been following you for long. I am Arabic teacher for kindergarten in Abudabi for 20 years. Many of your ideas and free printable resources are great to make it Arabic and I always use it to teach my students the letters and new vocabulary. I keep tell all my friends about your website. Thank you so much dear?
You’re welcome, Fairouz!
I have been following you for a while now. I am a Special Education teacher in Massachusetts. So many of your printables and ideas are perfect for extra enrichment and intervention. I can pair them with tactile, visual, and auditory materials that make a full and engaging lesson.
Thank you so much!
You’re very welcome, Jessica! I hope you find many helpful resources on my site.
Thank you for such helpful resources and games my preschoolers can enjoy!
You’re very welcome, Jess!
Thank you! You have saved me a ton time. Your work is greatly appreciated by this teacher.
You’re very welcome, Carolyn! Thank you so much for the kind words!
The school decided to change the theme from alphabets to a selected theme of my choice. I have chosen the theme transportation which I have started planning lessons on. The total number of lessons is for one month which is 20 lessons.
These lessons have to be integrated in that the children are able to learn the theme as being integrated catering for health,science, social studies, math and language arts.
Busy with my lessons already but taking note of all your emails.
Have a great day!
That sounds great, Yves! You can find all my transportation activities here: https://www.themeasuredmom.com/tag/transportation/
Yvette van Zyl
Good Morning Anna,
I am a stepmom of a Grade 1 girl and I just wanted to say thank you for your practical play methods to teach the little ones hard concepts! You make my life super easy and learning super fun for her!
Thank you, Yvette! That is SO wonderful to hear!