Rhyming Words Activities
Children identify words that rhyme in a series of activities. For example, "Put your thumbs up if these two words rhyme--pail-tail or cow-pig?" or "Finish this rhyme, red, bed, blue, ______."
- Snap and Clap Rhymes
- Begin with a simple clap and snap rhythm.
- Get more complex as children move along in rhyming.
|Clap Clap||Snap fall||Clap Clap||Snap ball|
|Clap Clap||Snap hall||Clap Clap||Snap small|
- A variation is the "I say, You say" game:
|I say fat.||You say _____.||I say red.||You say _____.|
- Rhyming Word Sit Down
- Children walk around in a big circle taking one step each time a rhyming word is said by the teacher.
- When the teacher says a word that doesn't rhyme, the children sit down:
- Rhyming words in songs, poems, and big books
- As you do shared reading with the students, pause at the end of phrases and let the students supply the rhyming words.
- After you have read the poem together ask students to find the rhyming words.
- Generate other words that rhyme with these rhyming words.
- Silly Rhymes Big Book
- Use rimes (roots of word families) and rhyme charts around the classroom to create silly poems with the class.
- Write the one line rhyme with the whole class in big letters on large chart paper (Shared Writing).
- Read aloud several times.
- Use different voices. Have children sound and clap words.
- Have a child illustrate the rhyme.
- Repeat each week for another set of rimes.
Phonemic Awareness Activities
Kindergarten - Grade 1 Classroom
Patti's Electronic Classroom
TEAMS Electronic Hallway
TEAMS Home Page
LACOE Home Page