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Consonant Digraph Ch Chimpanzee Theme
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> Letter C > 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.


Animals >
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 Ch Chimpanzee

Present, display and distribute your option of Digraph Ch printable materials listed in the materials column.


Children Age 3 and under:
Print this
Consonant Digraph Ch coloring page in D'Nealian or standard 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.


Children 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 and mini-book.

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 worksheet.

Advanced independent handwriting practice - advanced Kindergarten and above:
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 handwriting practice.

1.  Drawing and writing paper
Encourage children to draw and color a chimpanzee and practice writing digraph Ch.


Consonant Digraph Ch Chimpanzee Printable Activities

Consonant Digraph Ch coloring page
D'Nealian
Standard Block

Print a  chimpanzee coloring image behind the Ch page


Color poster
D'Nealian | Standard block


Coloring page
D'Nealian
| Standard block

Handwriting Practice Worksheet
Handwriting Worksheet
D'Nealian | Standard block


Digraph Ch Worksheet & Mini-Book
D'Nealian and Standard font


Drawing & Writing Paper: draw a chimpanzee & write digraph Ch ch


Printable lined-paper
(various styles)

Chimpanzee coloring pages
1 * 2


Related:
Apes coloring pages

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