Rhyming Turkey Center

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!

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.  

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

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…

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.

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

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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22 Comments

  1. zula

    These are super cute! Thank you for making these! However, I am also having trouble downloading. 🙁

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    • J9

      THE DOWNLOAD BUTTON ISN’T WORKING. I ALSO SEE YOU POSTED A LINK TO SOMEONE ELSE THAT COMMENTED BUT THAT TAKES YOU TO SAME PAGE. RHYMING ACTIVITY LISTED, BLUE DOWNLOAD BUTTON IS PRESENT BUT DOESN’T HAVE ANYTHING LINKED TO IT.

      Reply
    • Kelly

      Love it, but like many others, the blue download button isn’t working. Nothing happens when you click it

      Reply
  2. Carmen Ferrer

    Nuevamente 🙁 no puedo descargar este precioso material. Gracias a su consejo pude descargar la otra vez pero…. no recuerdo que tenía que hacer?? Ayuda por favor. Gracias, Carmen

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    • Ashley

      Hi Carmen,
      I sent you an email with download instructions.
      Hope that helps!
      Warmly,
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

      Reply
  3. Candy

    HEY!
    I WOULD LIKE TO DOWNLOAD THE TURKEY RHYMING CARDS. WOULD YOU SEND ME THE DIRECTIONS PLEASE. THANK YOU!
    CANDY

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    • Ashley

      Hi Candy,
      Thanks for reaching out. I’m sorry you’re having trouble downloading. We never want that. Please check out our troubleshooting video HERE for help. You’ll also want to make sure you have the most recent version of Adobe Reader Other and that you’re allowing pop ups from our site. If you still can’t get it to work, you can email me at hello@playdoughtoplato.com
      Warmly,
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

      Reply
  4. Jackie

    I don’t understand where to clock t get the turkey rhyming cards. They look adorable!

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    • Ashley

      Hi Jackie,
      Thanks for reaching out.
      You want to click on the blue Download Here button. It’s directly below the image of the Thankful turkey craft.
      Let me know if you need any further help.
      Warmly,
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

      Reply
  5. deb

    I can’t get these to download from your download button like I can the emergent reader book. Any help?

    Reply
  6. Lisa

    Hi! You have amazing things for students. I have used several of them in the past.
    However, this school year 20-21, the download buttons seem to be deactivated. I have tried different items and they do not respond when I click on the download buttons. The popup for email address and name does not appear. I watched your video on how to download but that does not help! Can you help?

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    • Chloe

      Where can I click to download these? I’m not seeing the download button.

      Reply
  7. Susan

    Thank you so much!

    Reply
  8. Tammie J Smith

    I am also having trouble downloading the turkey rhyming cards. The blue download button isn’t letting me do anything. Any suggestions?

    Reply

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