Developmentally appropriate Transportation literacy centers for the preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten classroom! This resource is perfect for all developmental and cognitive levels of early childhood. The centers are fun, engaging, and offer challenges and reinforcement of basic skills.
This resource is set up with 3 levels of developmentally appropriate Rhyming centers for the early childhood classroom. Every class is different, every student is different, so this resource gives you the option of starting out slowly, building on what your students know, and offering a challenge as skills are mastered.
Level 1: Fill the Trucks Rhyme & Match
This beginning level will help students notice the similar ending sounds of words. As they say each word in the back of each truck, they will look at the hay bale cards to match and say each of those words too. Listening to themselves make the sounds and listening to teachers repeat the words will help them learn which sounds rhyme and which do not. It is a fantastic way to go slowly and really emphasize the ending sounds of words the kids hear and notice what is similar and what is different.
Level 2: Rhyme & Clip
This center activity builds on the matching activity. Say the pair of words on the side of each picture card. Then decide if the words rhyme or if they don’t rhyme with the larger picture. Use a clothespin to mark the picture that rhymes with the larger picture on each card. This center gives two choices, students must really listen as they say the words pictured to make the correct choice. The clothespins add a fine motor challenge to this activity!
Level 3: Trains & Boxcars Rhyme & Link
This activity builds on the first two, but adds the element of finding MORE rhyming words. Each train engine has an anchor word for the rhyming family. Each anchor word has 3 box car words in the same rhyming family. Students are challenged to find all the box car words in the represented rhyming families and link them to the train engine to make a ‘rhyming train’. The links will make this a fine motor challenge as well!
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