Mitten Match is a fun winter themed rhyming activity that will help your students practice their rhyming and word decoding skills and enjoy doing it!
Description: This product contains 48 colorful mittens with rhyming words. They come in 4 per page, in 6 colors (blue, green, yellow, pink, purple, and red), and measure about 3.5”x3” (9.5 cm x 7 cm).
• 24 (12 pairs) three-letter words (CVC) – words like cat-hat, red-bed, lip-zip, and etc.
• 24 (12 pairs) four-letter words with the “bossy/silent e” (CVC + e) – words like take-lake, kite-bite, tube-cube.
No pictures are included, only words, so students are “forced” to use their word decoding skills to find rhyming pairs.
Directions: Print the mittens on cardstock, laminate, and cut out.
You can have your students simply place matching mittens next to each other, or clip them together with a clothespin. Another fun way to pair them up is to punch a hole on the bottom of each mitten and connected them with a pipe cleaner. In this case, you would need to use thick laminating sheets to prevent ripping. You can also have your students pull a shoelace, a short string of yarn or ribbon through the holes to connect 2 mittens.
Suggestions: These mittens can be used for small group teacher-guided activities or for an independent literacy center.
If you like this activity but want to save ink, please click here for a black and white option: Mitten Match (Black & White Version)
I also have a more advanced version of this activity in my store: Mitten Match II
. It has words with r-controlled vowels and words with digraphs ch, sh, th, ph, qu, and wh.