Practice recognizing rhyming with pictures and words using this set of 20 cards.
Class is a blast when it’s time to rhyme!
Practice Makes Perfect with Our Rhyming Words Activity
This download includes 2 versions of this game, depending on your students’ reading proficiency:
- Word cards
- Picture cards
To play, students will identify the word in the Find It! box on each card. Then, the students will use a manipulative piece to cover the words that rhyme with it.
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Rhyming Word Families
This version is especially helpful for those students who are struggling to identify rhyming families. Gather clothespins and write the corresponding word family from each card on each one:
Using the picture cards, students will add the matching rhyme family clothespin to the card before identifying rhyming words. This will allow you to easily check their work if needed and help with any cards giving the student trouble.
Write the Room (Scoot Activity)
Hang sheets of chart paper around the room and write a Find It! box word at the top of each one. Individually, or with a partner, have students rotate around the room adding one word that rhymes with the word at the top. Words may be used only once.
Have your students stand up and make a line across the room. Project a picture card on the screen and use our Random Name Picker widget to draw a student’s name to answer. If the student correctly identifies a rhyming word from the card, they tap the person either to their left or right with their elbow. The person who is tapped must return to their seat. If the student answers the card incorrectly, they must sit out. Play continues until there is only 1 student standing.
Change the Difficulty Level if Needed
Fast Finishers can record the rhyming words on a whiteboard or piece of paper and add additional rhyming words to their lists.
For students who are struggling with the content, encourage them to use a visual reminder of rhyming words such as a poster or anchor chart displayed in the classroom.
Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students
Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity. Place all game parts in a folder or large envelope for easy access.
Before You Download
Use the drop-down icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or Google Slides version of this resource. A recording sheet and answer key are also included with this download.
This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a teacher in Michigan and a Teach Starter Collaborator.
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