This adorable rhyming turkey center is a playful way to work on rhyming skills this Thanksgiving. Just print and play!

NOTE: Rhyming is one of the critical skills children need to learn before they’re ready to dive in and start reading. (You can see the 4 signs kids are ready to read HERE.)  And when they’re finally ready to take the plunge, our Rhyming Centers are here to help!

Rhyming Turkey Center

Getting Ready

To prep the rhyming center, I first printed the cards on white cardstock to keep them extra durable for little hands.

Then I used my paper trimmer to cut around the outside border.  Rhyming Turkey Center

I grabbed a small bucket to store the rhyming cards, but you could also keep them in a pencil box or a storage baggie.

The entire set of Rhyming Turkey Cards includes 54 pairs: shell-bell, dog-log, etc. Rhyming Turkey Center

Rhyming Turkey Center

From small groups to independent literacy centers, I love this activity because there are a variety of ways to use the cards with students.

Option One: Find a Rhyme

First, my students started with the full pile of cards and searched through the stack to find the matching rhyme: bat-cat, fan-can…

Rhyming Turkey Center

They continued until all of the rhyming turkey cards had been matched.

If you find that using ALL of the cards at once is too overwhelming, simply pick a smaller amount and work up to matching the complete set.

Option Two: Rhyming Cards Memory

Another day, students played a motivating memory game with the set!

They shuffled the cards and then turned them face down on the ground.

Children took turns turning over two cards at a time, looking for rhyming pairs.

For instance, one player turned over nest-vest. It was a match so the child placed both cards in her keep pile.Rhyming Turkey Center

After all of the rhyming pairs were found, the student with the most rhyming pairs was declared the winner. Rhyming Turkey Center

Again, the activity could easily be adjusted to meet the needs of your students by using all of the rhyming cards or just a few.

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  1. Hi! I printed a copy of rhyming turkey cards and a sheet was destroyed in the office laminator today! I am under to activate the blue download bottom to replace the destroyed sheet. Can you help?

  2. hello, I am like the above comments. I can not get the blue download button to do anything for the turkey rhyming. Thank you

  3. I can’t get the download button to work. Help please

  4. I can not get the download button to take me to the resource.

  5. The blue download is not working. How should I proceed, please? Thank you.

      1. Oh goodness, Elanie! We have updated that, you should be good to go to download those turkeys now! If for some reason it is still giving you trouble I am happy help! Send me an email over at

        Fingers crossed!
        Playdough to Plato Team

  6. Hi! I am unable to get these cards to download. Could you please send me a link to download?
    Thank you

    1. Hi Dene!

      When you click on the blue “Download Here” button, you’ll get a pop-up that prompts you to enter your name and email address. After you enter that information, you’ll be directed to the file. If you’re not seeing these, check to see if pop-ups are being blocked for the website. You can also try using a different browser like Firefox. Please let me know if you’re not able to grab the Rhyming Turkey cards!

      Sarah // Playdough to Plato Team

  7. Hi! I’d love to get a copy of the turkey cards too, but couldn’t find the link.. can you help me please?

    1. Hi Allie!

      You can download the Rhyming Turkey Cards with the blue “Download Here” button!

      Sarah // Playdough to Plato Team

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