Digraph Sh Shamrock
Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets
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:
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.
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.
Advanced independent handwriting practice:
1. Print your choice of printable
lined-paper and encourage children to draw an color a
Crafts > Shamrock Theme Crafts
Consonant Digraph /Sh/
Sh Digraph Worksheet & Mini-Book
D'Nealian & Standard block
Drawing & Writing Paper
Shamrock theme coloring pages