Rhyming is an essential skill for students to learn but it can still be super purposeful and fun to teach! There are great songs, books and of course activities and games that can help you teach the idea of rhyming to your students!

Fun Rhyming Activities that your Kindergarteners will love! #kindergarten #rhymingactivities #kindergartenliteracy

What is Rhyming?

Rhyming is defined as “(a word/syllable/ or line) having or ending with an identical or corresponding sound to another”. I usually introduce Rhyming to my students using an anchor chart and teach them a more student-friendly definition. Rhyming is when words sound the same at the end, like dog and log or cat and hat. Of course, I love to make my anchor charts interactive, so I cut out rhyming pictures and put them in a brown paper sack. I use 2 rhyming pictures to model how the two words rhyme, like tie-pie. Then I have the students pull out the other pictures and together as a class, we match them with their rhyming pair and glue them to the anchor chart.

Using Books to Help Teach & Identify Rhyming Words

I love to use books to help me introduce or continue to teach a skill/concept or standard. And you can find rhymes in tons of children’s picture books! Here are a few of my favorites!

Rhyming Dust Bunnies by Jan Thomas

See You Later, Alligator by Sally Hopgood

Down by the Bay 

Sheep in a Jeep

Silly Tilly by Eileen Spinelli

Rhyming Activities For Your Kinder Classroom

Regardless of the activity topic, I try and use pocket charts. I am obsessed with my pocket chart! This is how we used it for rhyming and my students LOVED it!

If you have any rhyming cards, students can match rhyming pairs in the pocket chart or even on the floor or table. Purposeful, yet the students think it is so much fun!

Check out the book and game options I love on Amazon HERE!

Here are some other Rhyming Activities that you could use for your students and in your classroom!

Rhyming CVC Winter Mittens

Free Rhyming Sorting Mats from The Measured Mom

Free Rhyme Time Card Game from Linda’s Learning Loot

Rhyming Activity Book from Early Learning Ideas

Rhyming Puzzles Busy Bag from Happy Brown House

Write The Room Rhyming Words from This Reading Mama

48 Free Rhyming Clip Cards from The Measured Mom

Rhyming Sorting Mats from Playdough To Plato

Free Roll A Rhyme from This Reading Mama

Rhyming Basket from The Imagination Tree

10+ Rhyming Gross Motor Activities from Mom Junction

CVC Rhyming Words Board Game from The Kindergarten Connection

Fall Rhyming Mat from The Printable Princess

Rhyming Robots Puzzle from 123 Homeschool 4 Me

Rhyming Puzzles from Pocket Full Of Preschool

Rhyming Clip Cards from Playdough To Plato

Teaching and practicing rhyming can be so much fun! I hope you were able to find some ideas that you can use with your students and in your classroom! Thanks for reading and following along with Kindergarten Chaos!

Abigail is a Kindergarten Teacher, Curriculum Writer, National Speaker and author of the website, Kindergarten Chaos, LLC. She lives in Las Vegas, NV with her husband and 3 kids. She provides professional development to schools and districts all over the country. If your school or district is in need of professional development (either in-person or virtually) for everything Little Learners, please email her at kindergartenchaos2@gmail.com


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