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Consonant Digraph Sh Shamrock Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets

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Alphabet Digraph Sh Shamrock
Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets
Here are printable materials and some suggestions to present consonant digraph /sh/ with the topic of the shamrock.

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.

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.
Children age 3 and under:
  • Print a letter L coloring pageand a shamrock theme coloring page behind it or on a separate page if using paints to decorate later. Discuss other /sh/ words found on the worksheet.

  • Finger Tracing > Trace digraph /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.

    Children can trace and color the /sh/'s. Encourage children to color the shamrock image. Write the word shamrock on the finished coloring page.

  • Coloring Activity: Encourage the children to color the image in the coloring page.

Ages 3+:

Consonant Sh Activity Worksheet and Mini Book features four /sh/ words: shark, sheep, shepherd, shoes. These material can be used as part of program of activities to reinforce learning this digraph. Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book.

You can also display other /sh/ coloring pages or even make a classroom book. Visit digraph /sh/ printable materials and coloring pages to make your choice.

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.

Advanced independent handwriting practice:

1. Print your choice of printable lined-paper and encourage children to draw an color a shamrock behind the page.

2. Drawing and writing paper  Encourage children to draw, and color a shamrock or fingerprint shamrocks and write digraph /sh/.

Crafts > Shamrock Theme Crafts

1. Friendship Shamrocks

2. DLTK's Shawn the Shamrock

consonant digraph sh coloring page
Coloring page
Consonant Digraph /Sh/

consonant digraph sh shamrock color poster
Color Poster

consonant digraph sh shamrock coloring page
Coloring Page

consonant digraph sh shamrock handwriting worksheet
Handwriting Worksheet

consonant digraph sh worksheet and mini book
Sh Digraph Worksheet & Mini-Book
D'Nealian & Standard block

drawing and writing paper
Drawing & Writing Paper

printable lined paper
Printable lined-paper
(various styles)

shamrock theme coloring pages
Shamrock theme coloring pages

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