Rhyming is such a crucial phonological awareness skill for young children. Research does link rhyming skills with successful reading readiness down the road. It also shows that combining literature with phonological awareness skills helps to connect a better understanding of the reading process. Therefore, I included a recommended book called “A Frog In the Bog” by Karma Wilson to read to students prior to playing the activities.
Included in the this packet is the following:
Activity #1: Leaping Lily Pads
This activity requires students to name a rhyming word.
Play the game like “musical chairs” in which any student near a lily pad must name or write a rhyme that matches the word on the lily pad. (6 lily pad animal cards plus 2 alligator cards)
Activity #2: Around the Pond
This activity also requires students to name a rhyming word as
shown on the game board.
Activity #3: Word Family Frogs
Students select a word family frog and write as many words as they can think of that rhymes. This worksheet combines the onset (lily pad) with the rime frog.