The "th" Sound

The special letter-sound association we are studying this week is "th" as in "thank you!" 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 "th" sound in these words?"

think   bathtub   mammoth   feather   health   thank   Pathmark   Thursday
thermometer   birthday   author   wreath   tooth   without   thin   youth
theater   throat   month   toothpaste   thorn   birth   mouthful   length

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

a. We eat turkey on this holiday. ______ (Thanksgiving)
b. In baseball, after you run to first and second base you run to _____ base. (third)
c. In a storm we see lightning and hear _____. (thunder)
d. To sew up a hole you need to use a needle and _____. (thread)
e. On your hand you have 4 fingers and a _____. (thumb)

Fun With TH

** Thank You - Did someone do something nice for you? Did someone give you a present? Write a thank you note to someone.

** Throw - Go outside with a parent, brother or sister or a friend and throw a ball back and forth. You can also use a frisbee, beanbag or a stuffed animal.

** Thirty - Collect 30 of something to glue on a piece of paper. Label it with the number 30.

** Three - Make 3 wishes and write a story about one of the wishes.

** Thanksgiving - Think about last Thanksgiving and make a list of who shared dinner with you.

** Theater - What was the last movie you saw at a movie theater? Draw a picture about your favorite part of the movie and share it with a friend.

** Thumbprint - Use a set of watercolor paints or a water based stamp pad to make some of your thumbprints on a piece of paper. Use markers or pens to add features to make insects, people or animals.


Sing Along to
I am Learning "th"    or   The "th" Number Song   or   Three Blind Mice


What's Your Sound? - Tune: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
T-H, T-H, what's your sound?
/th/ /th/ /th/ /th/ /th/ /th/ /th/
think has the /th/sound
and so does math
also thermometer
and secret path!
T-H, T-H, what's your sound?
/th/ /th/ /th/ /th/ /th/ /th/ /th/


Thumbelina, Thumbelina, tiny little thing
Thumbelina dance, Thumbelina sing,
Thumbelina, what's the difference if you're very small?
When your heart is full of love, you're nine feet tall!


Thanksgiving Day
Tune: The Farmer in the Dell

The turkey ran away
Before Thanksgiving Day.
He said, "They'll make a roast of me
If I decide to stay."

The pumpkin ran away
Before Thanksgiving Day.
He said, "They'll make a pie of me
If I decide to stay."

The cranberry ran away
Before Thanksgiving Day.
He said, "They'll make sauce of me
If I decide to stay."

The bread ran away
Before Thanksgiving Day.
He said, "They'll make stuffing of me
If I decide to stay."


I'm Thankful
Tune: Row, Row, Row Your Boat

I'm thankful for my friends
And my family.
I'm thankful for the food I eat.
I'm happy to be me!


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