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My son loves to play games. I decided to use this fact to my advantage. Of course he likes his regular video games, but since I am not a video game designer, I can't create my own educational video game, so I create my own hands on games (old fashion games). I do love Reading Eggs which is an online type of game to help with reading. He really enjoys it and I highly recommend checking it out!
This game is called "Throw a Digraph". You can use a piece of poster board that you can get from the dollar store, but I found an old piece of table top in our basement and I covered it with contact paper. After the surface was covered, I just drew out the boxes and wrote in the Digraphs, -Ch, -Th, -Sh, -Wh and -Kn I do suggest if you are using contact paper to use a sharpie marker, but if you are using poster board, regular markers will work just fine. I also decorated mine with stickers that I had laying around the house.
The game is pretty simple to play, you just set it up on the floor, stand as far back as you think is appropriate and throw a bean bag and whatever digraph it lands on, have your child say the sound it makes. You can also go a step further and have them say the sound and a word that starts with the digraph.
What games are you playing with your child to help in identifying digraphs? Let me know in the comments.
My name is Robin. I am a homeschooling mom of three and I just love to find ways to make learning fun. I am so excited to share my ideas with you. I try to make my ideas as inexpensive as possible. Most of the items I use are things that are around most houses and if you have a printer and ink you are all set. Please feel free to use these ideas in your own learning adventure with your children.