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Digraph Ice Cream Puzzles

Help students practice identifying digraphs for kids with these fun, summer digraph games. In these ice cream printables kindergarten and first graders can match the picture on the cone with the digraph scoop of ice cream. Use these digraph activities in your ice cream theme or summer learning, summer camps to help kids strengthen reading and spelling skills. This phonics activity is such a fun summer activity for kids! Simply download pdf file with free puzzles features both beginning digraphs and ending digraphs.

Help students practice identifying digraphs for kids with these fun, summer digraph games. In these ice cream printables kindergarten and first graders can match the picture on the cone with the digraph scoop of ice cream. Use these digraph activities in your ice cream theme or summer learning, summer camps to help kids strengthen reading and spelling skills. This phonics activity is such a fun summer activity for kids! Simply download pdf file with free puzzles features both beginning digraphs and ending digraphs.

Digraphs

A digraph is a pair of letters that make one sound.  Try sounding out a word such as “ship” and you’ll find there are only three sounds /sh/ /i/ /p/ . The individual letter sounds of /s/ and /h/ can’t be heard so it’s a digraph. Whereas if you can still hear the individual sounds of a letter combination such as “fr”, for example frog /f/ /r/ /o/ /g/, then it’s a blend. This digraph game is a fun way for kindergartners and grade 1 students to practice identifying, listening for, and spelling digraphs for kids. This LOW PREP digraph activity is perfect for sneaking in some educational phonics practice over the summer months to avoid the summer slump. These digraph puzzles focus on some well known digraphs such as “sh”, “th”, “wh”, “ch”, “ph” and “qu”.

Digraph printables

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Digraph Games

Preparation
Print the ice-cream digraph puzzles on cardstock or use a for added durability. Next, cut them out and sort them into two sets – beginning digraphs and ending digraphs.  HINT:  I store mine in zip lock bags with an attached label (included).
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Digraph Activities

Explain to the kids that beginning digraphs are found at the start of a word and that ending digraphs are found at the end of a word.  Next, lay out the puzzles. Model what to do by saying something like “My ice-cream has /sh/”, then find the matching piece and say “Ship begins with /sh/”.  Then ask the kids to read the rest of the digraph ice-creams and find the cones with the matching pictures. This activity includes:
  • ch digraphs – cheese, chair
  • sh digraphs – ship, shoe
  • wh digraphs – whale, wheel
  • th digraphs  – thermos, throne
  • ph digraphs – photo, phone
  • qu digraphs – queen, quilt
  • words ending with ch for kindergarten – bench, beach
  • words that end with th for kindergarten – bath, mouth
  • words ending with sh for kindergarten – brush, fish
  • words that end with ck for first grade – duck, sock
  • words ending with ng – ring, sing

Digraph activities for first grade

As an extension activity, ask a child to pick their favorite ice-cream puzzle. Then see if they can think of any other words that begin or end with that digraph.

Ice Cream Activities

If you are looking for more ice cream activities to add to your ice cream theme of summer learning, check these out!

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Ice Cream Theme

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Ice Cream Printables

Spring Digraph Puzzles digraph board game for working on sh, ch, th words Make practicing digraphs fun with this super cute, free printable Digraph Bingo. This Digraph game is a fun bingo game perfect for helping elementayr age students in first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th grade practicing learning digraphs with a fun twist!  Simply download the phonics game pdf file with the and you are ready to play and learn with a digraph activity! Teach digraphs for kids with these super cute, free printable digraph puzzles. This digraph activity is perfect for kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade students who are working on reading and spelling more complex words. This phonics activity allows students to work on ph, th, ch, gu, wh, and sh digraphs. Simply download pdf file with digraph printables to use in color or in black and white.

Digraph and Blends

As children progress in phonics they work on digraphs and blends. Digraphs are two consonants that make one sound such as /TH/ sys thumb. Consonant blends have two constonants that each still make their own sound such as . If you are looking for more blends for kids games, worksheets, and activities? Check out these resoures or see all our digraph activities or consonant activities.

Trigraph Reader Help your first grader improve reading and spelling with these super cute, free printable trigraph worksheets. These cut and paste worksheets for first grade and 2nd grade students help children work on the trigraphs spr, spl, str with this fun cut and paste and activity.  trigraph activity playdough mats Make learning trigraphs fun with these free trigraph worksheets that students will complete with bingo daubers! Your first grade and 2nd grade students will have fun completing these phonics worksheets to improve reading and spelling using these do a dot printables to work on trigraphs scr, shr, and squ. 

Mastered digraphs? Move on to trigraphs for kids! These words are 3 constonants that make one sound such at

Grab these no prep, FREE printable Ending Blends Worksheets to help your first grader learn phonics skills that will help them become better reading and spelling. Are you looking for a fun way for your first grader to practice Ending Blends? This fun phonics game is a great way to help improve skills to become better readers and spellers. This FREE printable s blends activity is a fun way to help teaching children to read. Simply download the pdf file, read the words, and clip the answer.

Consonant blends activities

Other Literacy Activities you may enjoy:

Digraph activity to help kid practice beginning digraphs and ending digraphs in grade 1 and grade 2

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

2 Comments

  • Hi Beth. Just wandering why when I print your free projects the back ground comes out black. Because when I look at the ice cream puzzles it shows a white back ground .
    I love your work sheets and projects. Have done quite a few. Love them.
    Thanks. Bonnie

    • I suggest downloading the printable first. Then print the downloaded copy. Depending on your internet provider sometimes that can happen when printing from an online copy. Enjoy

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