Rhyme Time!

A Fun Rhyming Activity


Intended Grade Level: Kindergarten


Phonological Awareness

RF.K.2a – Recognize and produce rhyming words.

Objective: By the end of the lesson, students will recognize rhyming words

Concept/Skill: This game was designed to help the student recognize familiar words that rhyme with each other. Being able to break words into smaller parts of language and recognize smaller parts in words is an important skill that is crucial for reading and spelling. This awareness leads to better reading and writing skills.


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In order to create this game, you will want to go to the website, Florida Center for Reading Research (fccr.org) and decide on the grade level and the content you want to teach. Download the template of your choice and print out all of the pages that are included in the activity you chose. Next, you will want to cut out all of the rectangular rhyming cards and divide them into pile's of the same rhyming families.
  • For example, Cat, hat, and bat, will be put into one pile, AND... dog, log, and hog will be put into another, and so on.

After all of the pictures have been cut out and sorted into their piles, take one picture from each pile and line them up in a clear pocket chart. If you don't have a clear pocket chart (like me), tape the pictures onto the table that you will be conducting the activity on so they don't move. Now, you can combine the rest of the pictures from the sorted piles together and put them into a basket.
  • If you want to get more creative with this activity, you can color in the pictures with crayons or colored pencils, laminate the images, or make colored boarders out of construction paper for the pictures so that they aren't so flimsy.



  1. The teacher will place one picture card from each rhyme on the top row of the pocket chart (Or tape the pictures to a table). Place the remaining picture cards in the basket.
  2. Have the students work in groups of 4 and take turns selecting cards from the basket.
  3. When a card has been chosen, have the child name the picture on the card, and then look for the rhyme that matches the rhyme on the pocket chart.
  4. Once they have a match, direct the students to place the card under the correct column.
  5. Because the students are so young, there will be no individual winner. The goal of this activity is to have the students successfully identify rhyming words. But if a student needs help from their peers on figuring out what the picture is or what column the picture goes under, the student may ask for help.


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  1. Pocket chart
  2. Rhyming picture cards
  3. Basket
  4. Tape


  1. Use other rhyming pictures (more difficult).
  2. Complete initial sounds activity

This activity includes different pictures that the teacher would have to cut out and seperate into piles. This time, you will seperate the pictures into groups of the SAME initial sounds. Once the cards have been sorted, pick out one picture from each pile and put them in the pocket chart. Put the remaing pictures into the basket. Have the students take turns selecting cards. Instead of looking for the matching rhyming word, have the students find the matching "inital sound" and place the card under that column on the pocket chart.
  • For example, star, submarine, snail, and spoon all have the same inital sound.


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Florida Center for Reading Research. (2015). Retrieved November 11, 2015, from http://www.fcrr.org/

Created By: Alexandria Marquez