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Let’s play rhyming hopscotch!
On a hopscotch grid, place 10 images, 1 in each square.
Game 1: Call out what is on one of the images, a child then hopscotches to the correct image. If they can, they tell you a rhyming word. If they can’t, you tell them a word that rhymes with it instead.
Game 2: Have 10 images, in rhyming pairs.
Bed and head
Spoon and moon
Cat and hat
Dog and frog
Hand and sand
Children play hopscotch as usual, collecting the pictures, then they match the pairs once all have been collected.
Check out these books!
There are so many lovely rhyming books available, here are our favourites!
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
10 Little Penguins
Green Eggs and Ham
Each Peach, Pear, Plum
Play the crayon game!
1. Grab a box of different coloured crayons (remove purple and orange to make life much easier!)
2. Sing this song to the children: Lots of crayons in this box, can you find the one that rhymes with
Have a poetry tea party!
Gather toys and objects associated with nursery rhymes, e.g.
Row, row your boat
Twinkle, twinkle little star
Layout a tea party and invite children to come and role play. At this tea party, everyone has to sing their favourite nursery rhymes... you can even let the children make up their own silly songs and rhymes!
This fun game helps children learn the parts of their body as well as rhymes!
Point to a body part, such as your eye, and see how many words the children can suggest that rhyme with it!
Here are a few easy to rhyme body parts:
Eye: sky, pie, lie, why
Lip: hip, chip, ship, snip
Knee: wee, sea, bee, key
Head: bed, said, bread, red
Hair: bear, scare, square, prayer
Leg: peg, egg, beg
Hand: sand, land, band
Bum: gum, drum, mum
Assess the stages of rhyme...
Where are your children at?
Stage 1: Hearing rhyme – has grown accustomed to hearing and repeating rhymes.
Stage 2: Recognising rhyme – can identify two words that rhyme.
Stage 3: Producing rhyme – can think of a word that rhymes with another.
The last five weeks of tips should have helped children reach stage 2, but the activities are timeless so keep using them!