The "ch" Sound

The special letter-sound association we are studying this week is "ch" as in "chicken." Here are some activities you can do with your child at home to reinforce our classroom activities.

1. Play a listening game: Beginning, Middle or End?
"Where do you hear the "ch" sound in these words?"

chilly   teacher   search   watchdog   March   chalk   pitcher   beach   child
champion   kitchen   watch   church   channel   branch   Munchkin   chain
paycheck   charm   hopscotch   change   catcher   chin   cheeseburger   hatch

2. Play a word guessing game. All the words that your child will guess should have the "ch" sound at the beginning.

a. This is a bird that many people eat for dinner. _____ (chicken)
b. A young boy or girl is a _____. (child)
c. In our classroom we sit on _____. (chairs)
d. This is the fastest animal on land. _____ (cheetah)
e. Before you swallow your food you should _____ it. (chew)

Fun With "ch"

** "Ch" Animals - How many can you name? (cheetah, chicken, chicadee, Chow-Chow, chihuahua...)

** Checkers - Play a game of checkers with your grandparents or a friend.

** Chain - Cut some paper strips of all different colors. Make a paper chain then hang it in your bedroom.

** Chalk - If you have some chalk you can draw some pictures on the sidewalk. If you draw your picture on paper, spray it with hairspray to help keep it from smearing.

** Channels - Make a list of your favorite TV channels and the programs you like to watch on each channel.

** Chopsticks - Try to eat with a set of chopsticks instead of using a fork.

** Chapter - Go to the library and find an easy chapter book then ask a parent to read to you.

** Food - How many can you name? (chips, chili, chicken, Chinese food, cheeseburger, Cheetos, Cheerios, chunky peanut butter, chocolate, chowder, chow mein noodles, Cheddar cheese...)


Sing Along to The "ch" Food Song
and Sitting in My Chair

Sing Along to the Mary Poppins song:
Chim Chim Cheree

Sing a song - Tune: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
C-H, C-H, what's your sound?
/ch/ /ch/ /ch/ /ch/ /ch/ /ch/ /ch/
chew has the /ch/sound
and so does teach
also chocolate
and sandy beach!
C-H, C-H, what's your sound?
/ch/ /ch/ /ch/ /ch/ /ch/ /ch/ /ch/

Little Chick - Action Poem

Snuggled down inside
An egg that was white.
Was a tiny little chick
With its head tucked in tight.

Then it lifted its head,
Tapped the egg with its beak,
And quickly popped out -
Peep, peep, peep!


Down at the Barnyard
Tune: Down by the Station

Down at the barnyard,
Early in the morning.
See the little chicks,
Moving to and fro.

See them flap their wings
As they come to greet us.
Flap, flap, flap, flap,
Off they go.

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