Activities and Suggestions
Alphabet > Letter S &
Consonant Digraph Sh is for Shamrock
Colors > Green
Here are printable materials and some suggestions to present consonant digraph Sh with the topic of the shamrock. Review related topics in the themes column.
Level: Kindergarten and first grade after the basic alphabet sounds have been mastered.
Plants > Shamrock Emblem of Ireland
The shamrock is a three-leafed clover plant. It is an Irish symbol, which according to legend was coined by Saint Patrick for the Holy Trinity, Traditionally, the shamrock is worn on the lapel on St. Patrick's Day. March 17th.
A "lucky clover", or four-leaf clover is when a rare four leaflet occurs in a clover it is said to be lucky, and the leaves represent hope, faith, love and the fourth one, luck. This variation is not a shamrock.
Online links above to Wikipedia.org
Consonant Sh Digraph Presentation:
Print the materials of your choice in the materials column.
Explain that when letter 'S' and 'h' "tag along together" they make the Sh sound. Invite children to make the sound.
Finger 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.
Pencil Tracing > On the handwriting 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.
Coloring Activity > Encourage the children to color the image and focus on the color green.
Sh Activity Worksheet and Mini Book features four Sh words: shark,
sheep, shepherd, shoes.
*coloring and writing materials
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