Consonant Digraph Ch Chicks Chicken
Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets

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Alphabet > Letter C > Consonant Digraph Ch

Animals > Birds > Farm > Chicks | Chicken

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Here are printable materials and some suggestions to present consonant digraph Ch.

Animals > Birds > Farm > Chicken
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Alphabet Activity > Consonant Digraph Ch Chicks | Chicken
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 chicks or chicken 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 chicken coloring page and write Ch and the word chicks or chicken on the margins. Idea: provide a few feathers to paste on the image.

Children Ages 3+:
Present the Consonant Digraph Ch Activity Worksheet and Mini Book program.  Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book. These materials can be used to reinforce letter practice and to identify related Ch words.

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 Activities.

*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. Color the images.

Advanced independent handwriting practice - advanced kindergarten and above:
1.  Print your choice of printable lined-paper and encourage children to draw a chick or chicken behind the page or print a chicks or chicken coloring page to color and decorate with feathers after handwriting practice.

2.  Drawing and writing paper: Encourage children to draw and color chicks or a chicken, paste some feathers to the body and write digraph Ch ch.
Age 3 or under

Consonant Digraph Ch Coloring page
D'Nealian
Standard Block


Age 3+

Digraph Ch Worksheet & Mini-Book
D'Nealian & Standard block

Age 4+

Printable lined-paper
(various styles)

Age 5+

Drawing & Writing Paper

All ages

Chicks | Chicken coloring pages
(decorate with feathers)
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