Cotmanhay Infant and Nursery School

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ai sound

The sound is ...

This is the digraph ai. (2 letters that make 1 sound).


Try saying it in a silly voice: a baby

a giant

a whisper

shout it

a princess

a robot...

any you can think of.

Can you read the ai words below?



  • rain
  • wai
  • tail
  • paid
  • what 
  • when




The rain did not stop.
We will wait for a bus.
The snail is in the rain.
My cat has a long tail
I will paint my nails.

The worksheets do not have to be printed out they can be shown on screen and the children could write the words and draw the pictures onto a separate piece of paper. The games can also just be shown on screen and played.