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Consonant Digraph /Sh/ Sheep Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets

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Consosant Digraph /Sh/ Sheep Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets
Level: kindergarten and first grade after the basic alphabet sounds have been mastered.

Include this lesson as part of a sheep, lamb, shepherd and yarn theme.

Animals > Mammals > Domestic > Farm > Sheep
  • The sheep is an animal with hooves, hollow horns, and long, curly hair. They are closely related to goats.
  • Domestic sheep are mammals that are raised for their milk, meat and wool. Sensory experience > Have children touch wool mittens, a sweater or wool yarn.
  • A lamb [image] is a baby or young sheep, or its meat used as food. A female sheep is called an ewe, at lambing time is called a dam, and a male is called a buck or ram.
  • Where do lamb live? Some live in the wild, but most are domestic and live on farms. They move in groups called flocks.
  • What sound do sheep make? Sheep bleat, BAA, BAA (sing a nursery rhyme)
  • A shepherd is a worker who herds, feeds and watches over sheep.
Consonant Sh Digraph Presentation:

Explain that when letter S and H "tag along together" they make the Sh sound. Invite children to make the sound.

Advanced kindergarten:
* Print this digraph Sh coloring page in D'Nealian or Standard block and a sheep coloring image behind it or on a separate page if using paints to decorate later. Discuss other digraph Sh words found on the worksheet.

* Finger Tracing > Trace digraphs Sh 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 color and trace the digraph Sh's. After completing the letter coloring, encourage children to color the sheep image. Provide some cotton balls to paste on the image.

Advanced kindergarten and First grade> Consonant Sh Worksheet and Mini Book program features four Sh words: shark, sheep, shepherd, shoes. These materials can be used to reinforce learning this digraph. Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book.

Discuss other letter Sh words and images on the worksheet. You can also display other coloring pages or even make a classroom book. Visit Letter S Printable Materials and coloring pages to make your choice.

Find the Sh sound: Have the children find all the letter Sh's in upper and lower case on the worksheet and encourage them to circle or trace/shade them first.

Finger and Pencil 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.
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 a sheep behind the page or print a sheep coloring page.

2. Drawing and writing paper  Encourage children to draw, and color a sheep and write digraph Sh.

consonant digraph sh coloring page
Consonant Digraph Sh coloring page
Standard block

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

consonant digraph sh sheep color poster
Color Poster

consonant digraph sh coloring page
Coloring Page

consonant digraph /sh/ sheep handwriting worksheet
Handwriting Worksheet

printable lined paper
Printable lined-paper
(various styles)

drawing and writing paper
Drawing & Writing Paper

sheep and lamb coloring pages
Sheep & lamb coloring pages
(paste cotton balls)

1) Close template window after printing to return to this screen.
2) Set page margins to zero (minimum) if you have trouble fitting the template on one page or review Print Help.

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