Consonant Digraph Ch Cherries
Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets

Themes Activities Materials
Alphabet > Letter C > Consonant Digraph Ch > Ch is for Cherries

Nutrition > Fruits > Cherries

Holidays and Events >
* Feb. > President's Day (Legend of The Cherry Tree)
* March > Nat'l Nutrition Month
*April > Arbor Day
* June > Fruit and Vegetables Month

Plants > Cherries grow on > Trees

Seasons >
Here are printable materials and some suggestions to present consonant digraph Ch.  Review the educational themes that can be addressed with the topic of cherries.

Nutrition > Fruit > Cherries
Plants > Cherries grow on Trees

Visit the cherries theme lesson plan activities for crafts, recipes, online nutrition and read the historical legend of The Cherry Tree.
Alphabet Activity:  Consonant Digraph Ch Cherries

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

Children Age 3 and under:
* Print thisConsonant Digraph Ch coloring page in D'Nealian or standard block font and a cherries coloring image behind it or on a separate page if using paints to decorate later.  Discuss other Ch  words found on the worksheet and word search.

Finger and Pencil Tracing

Using your selection of worksheet, 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 their coloring page.

* Children can trace and color digraph Ch's.  After completing coloring the letter, encourage children to color the cherries coloring page and write letter Ch and the word cherries on the margins.

Children Ages 3+ to 6:
Alphabet - Consonant Digraph Ch

1. 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:
1.  Print your choice of printable lined-paper and encourage children to draw cherries or a cherry tree behind the page or print a cherries coloring page or color and decorate a tree with cherries > visit activity #3.
1.  Drawing and writing paper  Encourage children to draw and color cherries or a cherry tree and write digraph Ch ch.  Share some real cherries to inspire the children.
Printable Activities

Consonant Digraph Ch Coloring page
Standard Block

Print a  cherries coloring image behind the Ch page.

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

Drawing & Writing Paper: draw cherries or a cherry tree & write digraph Ch ch

Printable lined-paper
(various styles)

Coloring Pages to decorate with cherries:
*George Washington and the Cherry Tree #1 | #2(read the legend)
Tree & bunny rabbits
*Tree and picnic scene
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