Putting 2 letters together to make one sound makes it a digraph and for kids, gaining confidence with these sounds is crucial for reading and writing development. These free digraph puzzles feature the digraph sounds at the end of each word and the pictures can help prompt beginning learners as they put them together!
The words included in this pack are:
- Sh: bush, wash, cash, hush
- Th: bath, path, math, moth
- Ch: beach, bench, lunch, touch
And they come in both colour and black and white!
Print off the colour or black and white puzzles you want to use onto card and cut them into strips. Laminate them if you wish.
Using these digraph puzzles
The pictures make these puzzles fairly easy to put together so much of a child’s focus can be directed towards the sounds.
Encourage children to say the sounds as they put the puzzles together, with a finger pointing at each letter and digraph when complete. They will find that some vowel sounds change depending on the words so it’s a good time to chat about these anomalies.
For example, the ‘a’ in ‘wash’ and ‘path’ are not pronounced the same way. It can be frustrating for kids and it’s a good time to let them know it’s OK if they find this annoying… they’ll get used to these weird English exceptions as they keep reading and writing!
Want more free word and picture puzzles?
Download digraph puzzles here
Click the following highlighted text to download your 12 DIGRAPH ENDING PUZZLES. They will immediately be sent to your downloads folder or other device equivalent.
Looking for more free digraph activities?
Try these free spinners!
Need more digraph puzzles?
- Find 80 digraph puzzles at Teachers Pay Teachers. They focus on beginning digraph sounds for ch, th and sh.
- Find 180 final sound puzzles (digraph and double sounds) HERE.
I hope your kids enjoy these digraph puzzles and I wish you happy teaching and learning!