This hands on activity is an awesome way to get kids involved in identifying words that rhyme.
I printed the puzzles and laminated them for added durability. Then I cut along the dotted lines to separate the puzzle pieces. I spread the puzzles out on a table and the activity was all set to go!
How To Play
The kids and I chatted about how rhyming words sound the same because they have the same final sound. I used the first puzzle with pictures of a hat, cat and rat as an example. The kids listened to the sound at the end of each of these words and identified that they all had an “at” sound. After that the kids worked together to build the other snowmen and I helped them to check that each snowman contained only pictures that rhymed.
Once the kids could identify pictures that rhymed, I challenged them to develop a more advanced skill – generating words that rhyme. So after completing the “hat” snowman I challenged them to think of other words that rhyme with hat, cat and rat. The kids thought of many more “at” rhyming words such as mat, sat, that and bat.
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