Digraph Words Matching Mats
Your kindergarten and first-grade students will love these digraph word mats! They are easy to use for your students and require no prep from you! Your students will practice matching the correct digraph with the picture. The activity mats are designed with 9 colorful pictures and a digraph list along one side. Then, the students will drag and drop the correct digraph on the picture. There are 3 mats provided in this digital freebie!
They will be having so much fun they won’t notice they are practicing their phonics skills. The pictures have long and short vowel sounds. The students will be practicing beginning and ending digraphs: ch, sh, ck, th, wh, wr, ph, and kn.
Setting Up the Digraph Word Mats in Google Slides
Students may use Google Slides™ to do this activity.
The download file includes a detailed guide with instructions and pictures on how to use this activity with your students, but it is quite simple to do.
If you are an instructor or teacher, you will want to copy the Google slides assignment to your Google Drive and save it as a master copy.
Make sure that you click the dropdown next to the attachment. Pick the “Make a copy for each student” option.
Setting Up the Digraph Word Mats in Seesaw
Students can also use this activity in Seesaw if you would like.
You will click the Seesaw-specific link in the download file. When you arrive at the activity, you will need to click the “Save Activity” button. Then you will assign the activity to your students.
Expanding the Use of the Digital Task Cards
This download is an awesome resource to use on the computer but did you know you could also print it out? The mat could easily be printed in black and white if coloring printing isn’t an option. One idea would be to print and add magnetic letters to create a hands-on phonics activity. You could, also, cut the picture cards apart and create a sorting activity. The students could sort the pictures into the correct digraph category. Another idea is to slide the printed mats into a wipe and write pocket and have the student write the digraph on the picture with a dry erase marker.
More advanced students could use letter tiles to build the words. They could even write a sentence containing the digraph words. Struggling students may be overwhelmed with completing 3 mats in one assignment so you could shorten their assignment.
I hope your students enjoy these digital digraph words matching mats as much as my class did. They will be experts at digraphs in no time! If you need some blending activities, check out our digital blend words matching mats.
Click the button below to get the FREE digital digraph words matching mats for Google Slides and Seesaw.