| Level: kindergarten and first grade after the basic alphabet sounds
have been mastered.
Include this lesson as part of a sheep,
lamb, shepherd and yarn theme.
Animals > Mammals > Domestic > Farm > Sheep
- The sheep
is an animal with hooves, hollow horns, and long, curly hair. They are closely related to goats.
- Domestic sheep are mammals that are raised for their milk, meat and wool. Sensory experience > Have children touch wool mittens,
a sweater or wool yarn.
- A lamb [image] is a baby or young sheep, or
its meat used as food. A female sheep is called an ewe, at lambing
time is called a dam, and a male is called a buck or ram.
- Where do lamb live? Some live in the wild, but
most are domestic and live on farms. They move in groups
- What sound do sheep make? Sheep bleat, BAA,
BAA (sing a nursery rhyme)
- A shepherd is a worker who herds,
feeds and watches over sheep.
Consonant Sh Digraph Presentation:
Present the digraph Sh sheep six-piece online
jigsaw puzzle to practice problem solving and view digraph Sh in
upper and lower case. Adjust number or pieces using the Change
Cut button on the left.
Explain that when letter S and H "tag along together" they make the Sh
Invite children to make the sound.
* Print this
digraph Sh coloring page in D'Nealian or Standard block and a sheep
coloring image behind it or on a separate page if using paints to
decorate later. Discuss other digraph Sh words found on the
* Finger Tracing >
Trace digraphs Sh 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
* Children can color and trace the digraph Sh's. After completing the letter coloring,
encourage children to color the sheep image. Provide some cotton
balls to paste on the image.
Advanced kindergarten and First grade> Consonant
Sh Worksheet and Mini Book program features four Sh words: shark,
sheep, shepherd, shoes. These materials can be used to reinforce
learning this digraph. Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet
Discuss other letter Sh words and images on the worksheet. You can also display other coloring pages or even make a
classroom book. Visit Letter
Sh Printable Materials and coloring
pages to make your choice.
Find the Sh sound: Have the children find all the
letter Sh's in upper and lower case on the worksheet and encourage them to circle
or trace/shade them first.
Finger and Pencil Tracing: Trace the Sh's in upper and lower case with your finger as you also sound out the
digraph. Invite the children to do the same on their coloring
page (first presentation) or handwriting practice worksheet.
Encourage the children to trace the dotted letters
and demonstrate the direction of the arrows and numbers 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.
Advanced independent handwriting practice:
1. Print your choice of printable
lined-paper and encourage children to draw a sheep behind
the page or print a sheep
and writing paper Encourage children to draw, and color
a sheep and
write digraph Sh.
Online Jigsaw Puzzle > Sheep >
Skills: Problem solving, bilingual English and Spanish
Here is an online puzzle the children will enjoy with a fun sheep
image. The default puzzle is 6 pieces. Click on the change
cut button to change shape and number of pieces.
Sh Sheep online
Consonant Digraph Sh coloring page
Sh Digraph Worksheet
D'Nealian & Standard block
Drawing & Writing Paper
Sheep & lamb coloring pages
(paste cotton balls)