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Building Sundaes - Rhyming Words

PDF, Google Slides | 3 pages|Grades: K, 1 - 1

Practice rhyming with this dessert-themed game.

If you’re looking for engaging rhyming word practice that puts a yummy in your tummy, then build a reading treat that’s fun to eat!  

To play rhyming word sundaes, students will choose a game piece, read the word, and find the rhyming word sundae on the game board to cover the matching piece. 

Sweeten Reading Time with Our Engaging Rhyming Activity

Use this resource in your reading center, or as a guided reading or a whole class exercise (see below) to practice recognizing rhyming words.

Players take turns choosing a sundae piece and reading the word. They’ll then find the matching rhyming word on the game board and cover the piece. Take turns choosing sundae pieces until all of the sundaes are complete!

The word families in this game are:

  • an
  • ig
  • en
  • ot

Scaffolding and Extension Tips 

Got fast finishers? Challenge students with a firm grasp of the concepts to produce additional rhyming words for each card. Players can keep a list on a sheet of paper and exchange it with a peer after the game. If students have the same rhyming words, they cross them off. For every original new rhyming word, they get a point! 

Support students who need help understanding the concepts by using an anchor chart or poster as a visual reference. 

More Sweet Treat Rhyming Activities 

Use this resource as independent practice and full-class learning opportunities like scoot activities, lesson reviews, formative assessments, and more.

✍️ Write the Room (Scoot Activity)

Print an extra game board and cut out each rhyme sundae. Hang sheets of chart paper around the room and post a rhyme sundae above each one. Individually, or with a partner, have students rotate around the room adding one word that rhymes with the card. Project the game pieces for reference, if needed. Words may be used only once.

👻 Odd Man Out

Print an extra game board and cut out each rhyme sundae. Place a sundae card and 3 sundae pieces at each station, making sure 2 of the cards rhyme with the sundae card and the 3rd card is different. Student pairs will rotate through each station and identify the rhyming word that does not belong, writing their answers on a separate sheet of paper.  

🔔 Bell Ringer Activity

Project a sundae card for your students to see as soon as they enter the classroom. On a piece of paper, have students write as many rhyming words as they can on a piece of paper. You can use this as a formative assessment to see which of your students needs more rhyming practice. 

Get our 10 Best Scaffolding Strategies here! 

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Print on cardstock and slip the game board into a dry-erase sleeve for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access. 

Before You Download

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or Google Slides version of this resource. 

This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a teacher in Michigan and a Teach Starter Collaborator. 

For more rhyming words practice in your lesson plan, check out these activities! 


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