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Building Sundaes with Consonant Digraphs

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 3 pages | Years: 1 - 2

Identify initial and final consonant digraphs with this set of 4 yummy digraph sundaes.

Sweeten Literacy Time with a Digraph Sundae!

If you’re looking for an engaging literacy activity that’s a treat to play, then take a bite out of our digraphs identification activity! 

Use this resource as an English group activity or whole-class exercise to practise identifying consonant digraphs.

To build sundaes with consonant digraphs, students choose a sundae piece. They must read the word and identify the digraph at the beginning or end of the word. Students find the matching digraph on the word mat and cover the matching piece of the sundae. Students continue choosing and matching pieces until all of the sundaes are complete!

The initial and final consonant digraphs students will identify through this activity are:

  • ch
  • sh
  • th
  • wh

Scaffolding and Extension Tips 

  • Challenge fast finishers to put the words from the word mats in alphabetical order.
  • Simplify the task for students who may be overwhelmed working with four sundaes at once by choosing only one digraph to work with at a time.

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

It is recommended that this resource be printed on thick card for increased durability.

Place the word mats and sundae pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access.

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This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a Teach Starter Collaborator. 

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