CH Words for Kids - CH Consonant Digraphs

Word list for kids to work on beginning consonant digraphs and decoding words as part of the common core standards CCSS.RF.K.3 and CCSS.RF.1.3.a.

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CH words make a special sound that combines the C, and H sounds, making a /tch/ sound which sounds like "chuh" and "huh" together. It's a very fun sound to make, and there are lots of words that start with CH!

There are some common CH words for kids, including chair or chocolate, where the CH sound is at the beginning of the word. Equally, there are also CH words where the consonant digraph appears in the middle or end of the word, like lunch or peach. Here is a comprehensive list of CH words for kids to build vocabulary and improve their language skills, and a few activities for teaching words that start with ch for educators and parents.

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5-letter Words - CH Words for Kids

Want some common 5-letter CH words for kids? Check out this word list to work on this consonant digraph in the English language.

  • Anchor
  • Catch
  • Chair
  • Chalk
  • Chart
  • Chase
  • Check
  • Cheer
  • Cheetah
  • Chest
  • Child
  • Chimp
  • Lunch
  • Match

CH Diagraph Flashcards

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CH Words for Young Learners

Words that start with CH can help younger learners in preschool and kindergarten begin to work on their language skills. You can start with simple CH words that they see daily. Think of words they see or hear daily; that way, they can connect the words they’re learning with those they see and hear.

Words Starting With CH

  • Chair
  • Chat
  • Cheese
  • Cherry
  • Chick
  • Chicken
  • Chin
  • Chocolate

List of Words With CH for Kids

  • Beach
  • Chips
  • Echo
  • Lunch
  • Watch
  • Witch

Words Ending in CH for Kids

  • Catch
  • March
  • Sandwich
  • Touch

Words That Start With CH for Kindergarten

Kindergarteners can begin with simple, short, and daily CH words. By the end of kindergarten, students will be able to read simple sentences and will have built a strong knowledge of simple sight words. So, learning simple words starting with CH for kids at this age, will help them to develop their speaking, writing, and writing skills. Mastering a few CH words at a time will also build kindergartners' spelling and writing skills. Here's a word list of words that start with CH and a list of 5-letter and 4-letter CH words for kids to enhance their vocabulary skills.

4-letter CH Words

  • Chat
  • Chew
  • Chip
  • Choo
  • Chop
  • Chore

5-Letter CH Words

  • Chain
  • Cheek
  • Choke
  • Chord
  • Chuck

CH Words

  • Peach
  • Teach
  • Teacher
  • Yacht

Words Starting With CH for Elementary Learners

Students can read longer, more complex sentences at the beginning of first and second grades than in kindergarten or preschool. They will also have a larger vocabulary of sight words and CH words and be working on identifying vocab from simple story books and poems to help them with writing, spelling, speaking, and reading. With this, we have an exhaustive list of 6-letter, 7-letter, and 8-letter CH words for elementary kids to work on.

6-Letter CH Words

  • Checks
  • Cheeky
  • Chicks
  • Chilli
  • Choice
  • Choppy
  • Chosen
  • Chunky
  • Church

7-Letter CH Words

  • Chapter
  • Charity
  • Cherish
  • Chicken
  • Chimney
  • Choking
  • Kitchen

Words Ending in CH

  • Beach
  • Coach
  • Hatch
  • Hopscotch
  • Lunch
  • Match
  • Patch
  • Pitch
  • Ranch
  • Search
  • Stretch
  • Torch

8-Letter CH Words and More

  • Checkbox
  • Cheekily
  • Chickpeas
  • Chipmunk
  • Chocolate
  • Chopsticks
  • Eyepatch
  • Mismatch
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How to Teach Kids CH Words?

Phonological awareness is extremely important, especially in the early grades. Here's how to help kids learn CH words with simple activities you can try at home.

Phonics Books for Kids

There are a few different digraph CH books that you can use to focus on CH words. Here are a few to get you started. The Chicken Sisters by Lauren Numeroff, Cheese Louise by David Micheal Slater, and My CH words for young learners by Sharon Coan.

Word Games for Kids

Playing word games like Scrabble for kids and simple crosswords can help kids to build their words that start with CH vocabulary. You can start by building ch words if you have scrabble tiles at home. Print off simple word searches using CH words, or if your child is disengaged, make your own giant word search on the floor using letter flashcards and tape.

Phonics Videos

When you've got a few minutes free and want to reinforce the CH digraph sound, there are loads of short educational videos you can use, like The Scratch Garden or phonics song for kids.


Got a question about CH words for kids? See if we have answered it here.

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What is the CH sound?

What type of digraph is CH?

How do you pronounce CH?

What’s the difference between CH and SH sounds?

Are there words where CH is silent?

Want more words that start with…for preschool and kindergarten students? Head to the links below for word lists for young learners to work on building vocabulary and improving their spelling and writing skills.