Monkey cards are placed face up in the activity area. Players select an apple card identify the picture/word shown. Players must now find a monkey with a picture corresponding to a word that rhymes with the one shown on the apple. When a match is found the apple card is placed on the stomach area of the monkey. The match is recorded on the worksheet by writing the matching word on the corresponding apple. This is perfect for independent literacy centers. Players can complete the activity independently and teachers can use the worksheet to assess or monitor student understanding.