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Here are printable materials and some
suggestions to present consonant digraph Ch. Review the
educational themes that can be addressed with the topic of cherries.
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Alphabet Activity: Consonant
Digraph Ch Cherries
Present, display and distribute your
option of digraph Ch printable materials listed in the materials column.
Children Age 3 and under:
* Print thisConsonant Digraph Ch coloring page in D'Nealian
and a cherries
coloring image behind it or on a separate page if using paints
to decorate later. Discuss other Ch words found on the
worksheet and word search.
Finger and Pencil Tracing:
your selection of worksheet, trace digraph Ch's in upper and lower
case with your finger as you also sound out the letter.
Invite the children to do the same on their coloring page.
* Children can trace and color digraph Ch's. After completing
coloring the letter,
encourage children to color the cherries coloring page and write letter
Ch and the word cherries on the margins.
Ages 3+ to 6:
Alphabet - Consonant Digraph Ch
1. Present the Consonant
Digraph Ch Activity Worksheet and Mini Book program. Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet
This page and matching mini
book can be used as part of digraph Ch program of activities
to reinforce letter practice and to identify related Ch words.
Discuss other digraph Ch words and images (refer to activity
worksheet above): First 'brainstorm' and
ask the children about other words that have that beginning sound and
write them on a board (dry erase board) as the children come up with
examples. You can print digraph Ch in a different bright color to
make it stand out. If you have illustrated alphabet books you
can also use images in them. You can also display Digraph Ch posters and
coloring pages or make a Digraph Ch classroom book. For
related Ch images visit:
Letter C Printable Materials
*Finger and Pencil Tracing:
*Trace digraph Ch's in upper and lower case with your finger as you also sound out the
letter. Invite the children to do the same on your worksheet. Encourage the children to trace the dotted letter
with your choice of sharpened crayon, fine tip marker, coloring or regular pencil
and explain the direction of the arrows and numbers (on the
upper right corner) that help them trace the
letter correctly. During the demonstration, you may want
to count out loud as you trace so children become aware of how the
number order aids them in the writing process.
*Find the Digraph Ch's: Have the children find all the
digraph Ch's in upper and lower case on the page and encourage them to circle
them first. Visit each child to make sure they
have identified the digraph Ch's and then discuss the locations with the
Advanced independent handwriting practice:
1. Print your choice of printable
lined-paper and encourage children to draw cherries or a
cherry tree behind
the page or print a cherries
coloring page or color and decorate a tree with cherries >
visit activity #3.
and writing paper Encourage children to draw and color
cherries or a cherry tree and write digraph Ch ch. Share some real
cherries to inspire the children.