Learning Digraphs (sh, th, wh, ch) can be really fun in Orton-Gillingham if you make a game out of it. On today’s post I am going to share with you a really fun activity that will give your kids a chance to use some movement while practicing their digraphs. Here is how you play the Digraph Bean Bag Toss, a really fun and active Orton-Gillingham game.
- 4 Bean Bags
- Index cards
- 1 basket
- Masking tape
How to Make it:
- Write each digraph from the list below on each of the index cards. One word per card.
- Place the basket in the middle of the room.
- Put a 1 ft piece of masking tape on the floor about 10 ft away from the basket.
How to Play It:
- First, show your child an index card with a digraph word written on it.
- Have your child read the word aloud.
- Hand your child the 4 bean bags.
- Have your child stand behind the masking tape that you placed on the floor.
- Have the child throw the bean bags into the basket for each sound in the word. (Remember that each digraph (sh, th, ch, wh) makes 1 sound.
- Have the child repeat the entire word again.
So for example, if you use the word chin, the child needs to make 4 baskets; CH-I-N – Chin.
Hope you enjoy this Digraph Bean Bag Toss Orton-Gillingham activity and thank you so much for reading my post today!
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