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Time to Rhyme

Note to parents:

Did you know that good rhymers are often better equipped to become better readers? Students who notice similar spelling endings often have an easier time reading other words with the same ending. There are three stages to learning rhyming.

First, being able to hear rhyming words- this is where students get use to hearing rhyming words in their environment.

Second, recognizing when they hear rhyming words- this is where a student can pick out rhyming words in a story or song.

Third, being able to produce rhyming words themselves.

Children must be about the recognize rhyming words independently before we can expect them to produce their own rhyming words.


It’s time to rhyme!


Rhyming words have the same ending.

Are you ready to try rhyming with us? Use your voice to participate in this repeat after me rhyming rap.


Suggested Activities (pick 3 please):

*Remember to send your teacher a picture or video of your learning today.


A: Rhyme or Not?

Have an adult or older sibling collect objects from around your house that rhyme and a pile of extra objects that do not rhyme.  Present your child with three objects. 2 of the objects should rhyme and one should not. For example, rug, mug, and sock. The adult says the name of each object and the student must identify which 2 objects rhyme. Repeat this game several times.

If your child is confident with objects, try using just words and have your child pick the 2 words that rhyme.


B: Rhyming Challenge

Collect a pile of objects from around your house (like the ones used above). Make sure that several of the objects rhyme. Sit with a sibling or grown-up. There are 2 ways to play:

  1. Each player takes turns holding up 2 objects. The player holding up the 2 objects says the name of each and the other player has to say if it rhymes or not. Both objects then go back into the pile and the next player goes.
  2. This version is played with only objects that rhyme. Please remove the extra objects that do not rhyme. Players take turns holding up an object and the other player must find the object that rhymes with it. Once the match has been found the player that hunted for the matching object then gets to keep the 2 objects


C: Rhyming Memory

Grown-ups: cut out 10 pieces of small paper squares. You are making 5 rhyming sets. On one card draw a picture of an object and on the next card draw something that rhymes with the first card (for example, a bat and a cat). Then get the next 2 cards and draw an object on each card making sure the words will rhyme (for example, a pan and a fan). Repeat this until you have 5 sets of rhyming cards.

Read to play: lay the cards face down on a table. Each playing takes turns flipping 2 cards and saying the object’s name. If they match, the player keeps the cards. If they do not match, the cards are flipped back over. The player with the most matches wins.


D: Go to Starfall.com (Selected Nursery Rhymes (starfall.com) and listen to some Nursery Rhymes. Can you hear any words that rhyme?


E: Digital Rhyming Game ( Partners in Rhyme | Phonics Games | Turtle Diary )


F: Book Challenge

Many books are rhyming books. Look through books in your home to see if you can hunt of a book that has rhyming words in it. Have a grown-up in your house read the book to you. While he/ she is reading, stop to talk about which words rhyme.


Jack Hartmann is one of our favourites to sing along with!


Here is an example of a rhyming book:


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