As a quick time filler, I put some of the miniatures from the Lakeshore Vowel Teaching Tubs into a basket and pass one out to each child. Make sure that you have enough sets of rhymes for the children in your class. So, if I have 18 kids, I will put 9 rhyming pairs into the basket.
We sing this song:
Yes, it’s kinda corny (ok, really corny), but you have to be corny with Kinders! (You can download it by clicking on it!) The cute clipart is by Lauren Thompson of the First Grade Diaries.
We also rocked out with a little Queen-esque rhyming. Yes, really corny, but the kids LOVE it. Channel your inner Freddy Mercury and sing on.
I pass out the cards to the kiddos (you can use the little miniatures too) and have them find the person with their rhyming match. I call up groups of 2 and we sing the song with their rhymes. Oh, and you totally have to get the rhythm going with lap slaps and claps! (You WILL hear them chant it for the rest of the day!)
Click on the image for the download!
What’s your favorite activity to practice rhyming?