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Consonant Digraph Ch > Ch is for Chimpanzee
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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 chimpanzees.
Mammals > Endangered >
Rainforest > Apes > Chimpanzee
The chimpanzee is an ape that lives in African rain forests.
They are related to, but smaller than gorillas. Chimpanzees are
very intelligent and sometimes use tools to get food.
Chimpanzees living in the wild are endangered.
Visit the chimpanzee
lesson plan for additional animal information, printable
activities and crafts.
Alphabet Activity: Consonant Digraph
Present, display and distribute your
option of Digraph Ch printable materials listed in the materials column.
Children Age 3 and under:
Consonant Digraph Ch coloring page in D'Nealian
block font and a chimpanzee
coloring page behind it or on a separate page if using paints
to decorate later. Discuss other Ch words found on the
worksheet and word search.
Ages 3+ to 6:
Alphabet - Consonant Digraph Ch
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 - advanced Kindergarten
1. Print your choice of printable
lined-paper and encourage children to draw cherries or a
cherry tree behind
the page or print a chimpanzee
coloring page to color and decorate with feathers after
and writing paper
Encourage children to draw and color a chimpanzee and practice
writing digraph Ch.