If you’re teaching kids how to rhyme, these free rhyme clip cards are a helpful addition to any literacy center or word work station. They’re easy to prep and fun to play!
To prep, I simply printed the cards on cardstock to give them extra durability and cut them apart.
I wanted the kids to be able to self-check their answers so I flipped the cards over and drew a dot in the correct clipping spot so kids could easily see if the pins were in the right place later.
Note: If you’ll be using the cards in a classroom, you may want to laminate them.
When I was ready, I placed the rhyme clip cards in the center of the table along with the small basket of clothespins.
I reminded children that “rhyme” means the words end in the same sound. I gave a few examples of rhymes before having the kids brainstorm ideas as a group: dog-log, hat-cat, bug-rug…
I grabbed the top card in the stack and pointed to the picture. “This is a snake,” I explained. “Which two words sound the same: snake-bike or snake-cake?” I really stressed the ending /ake/ sound to make it stand out.
The class unanimously agreed that cake was the correct answer so a volunteer came up and clipped the clothespin underneath the picture.
Then, to take the learning further, I asked the class to think of another word that rhymes with the picture. They came up with all sorts of fun answers: rake, lake, make, take, mistake, bake…
We repeated the activity with a couple of other cards and then I placed the cards and clothespins at a table so students could work on it independently.
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