Beat the summer heat with this fun CVC rhyming activity! Kids will love that it’s playful and YOU’LL love that it’s easy to differentiate for a variety of reading levels…

These darling CVC flip flops have picture clues AND simple short vowel wods so even early readers can find success.

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Getting Ready

The prep for this rhyming activity was quick and easy.

First, I printed my rhyming flip flops on cardstock and then cut them out with my paper slicer. I chose to laminate them too for use year after year.

Then, I printed out the recording sheets on some bright Astrobright paper to add a fun pop of color.  (Printing the pages on white copy paper would work too!)

I grabbed some pencils and we were set.

CVC Rhyming Activity

Working with my small group, I laid out five sets of rhyming pairs.

(Since we just started working with rhyming, I didn’t want to overwhelm my students.)

The first student picked a flip flop from the cards laid out on the table and said the word out loud: lid.

He placed the card on the table in front of him and went looking for its rhyming match.

“Lid – sub. No, that’s not a match.

Lid – jam. No, that’s not a match.

Lid – Kid. That rhymes!”

It took a few tries, but the student successfully found the word kid to complete the matching pair.

Then, I had the entire table say the two words together: lid – kid.

Once all the students, had correctly found all of the matches, I pulled out the recording sheet and had them write the matching pairs for each vowel sound.

This CVC rhyming activity was great to work on learning those rhyming sounds!

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