Kids love identifying rhyming words with these fun robot mats!
This hands on activity is an awesome way to help kids learn how to identify words that rhyme
Preparation – Robot Rhyming Mats
I printed the robot rhyming mats and laminated them for added durability. Then I cut along the dotted lines to separate the mats. Next I grabbed a basket of pegs and was ready to go!
How To Play
The kids and I chatted about how rhyming words sound the same at the end. I modeled how to play using one robot rhyming mat. I pointed to the picture on the left side of the mat and said “sun”. Then thinking out loud and pointing at the pictures I said “Which picture rhymes with sun? Sun, run or sun, pot? Sun and run rhyme, so I am going to place my peg on run”. After that the kids had a turn on their own and I assisted as required.
When kids can easily identify pictures that rhyme, you can encourage them to think of other words that rhyme with the pictures on the mat. For example, “Cat and hat rhyme. I wonder what else rhymes with cat and hat? Cat, hat…”
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