Rhyming is such an important phonological awareness skill. Research shows that rhyming has a direct link to early reading readiness. This rhyming packet has three activities with a hierarchy of skills from least difficult to most difficult. As a phonological awareness skill, please keep in mind that these activities should be presented orally to the students and not shown the actual word. All activities come with a skill/objective and directions. Activities #1 and #2 have answer keys. A rhyming assessment sheet is provided for data purposes.
Activity #1: Which Claw?
This activity requires the student to recognize rhyming word pairs. After reading two words, the student must decide if they rhyme or not by pointing to the “yes” or “no” claw as shown on the crab. There are a total of eighteen cards along with a crab poster for the game.
Activity #2: Flip Flop Cool Pool
Students are expected to be able to rhyme a word when given an onset clue (ex: float b___). This activity includes eighteen game cards, a game board and beach ball card.
Activity #3: Beachcombers
The last activity includes twenty four game cards, a game board and starfish cards. Here the students need to name a rhyme upon request.