Looking for a rhyming pair game? These rhyming activities are perfect for kindergarten and preschool kids. One of the best ways to incorporate rhyming games for kindergarten is to make small groups a fun activity for little learners.
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Rhyming picture cards activity
The games below are a super fun way to build phonemic awareness skills through repetition and sounds.
You could even add these to your pocket chart for more fun games! The games included in this set are word families of short vowels and CVC words.
FREE CVC activity printables.
The reading skill is essentially for younger kids beginning to read or work on their phonemic skills.
It’s a great way to practice a rhyming game. If you use nursery rhymes, this is an added bonus. You could just laminate and add these games for whenever you need more rhyming activities.
Kids can also work on their ending sound skills with these same picture cards.
Rhyming pictures literacy centers
The first game I’ll share is the banana match rhyming words for kindergarten students.
You can download this Rhyming Words Banana Monkey Game here.
This game includes short vowel CVC words. Kids will pick a banana card, identify the word on the card and then find 4 other cards with the matching rhymes.
They place these rhyming picture cards onto the mat.
Download your copy of this printable below.
You could totally edit the mats and include the short vowel sound on each to have the kids complete each mat accordingly. They are there for use however you see fit.
How to teach rhyming words?
A rhyming word is a word that rhymes with another word.
The words “cat” and “bat” are an example of rhyming words.
Rhyming words are a great way for children to learn about the sounds that letters make. They can also be used in silly sentences and poems.
For example, if you say “I am a cat” and then say “I’m a rat” you’ll see that the two words rhyme.
The first time we teach kids to rhyme words, they need to know the rules of rhyming.
The first rule is that a word can only rhyme with one other word.
For example, the word “duck” can only rhyme with the word “luck”.
The second rule is that two words can only rhyme if they have the same number of syllables.
For example, the words “duck” and “luck” both have two syllables so they are allowed to be in a couplet together.
Thirdly, a word must maintain its original sound when it is in a couplet.
This will build on the students’ literacy skills.
Rhyming words games free printables
The games shared in this post work mostly on CVC or short vowel new word sounds. The word cards include an important skill as well as rhyming, identifying CVC words and working on them too.
Check out this super cute game from et cetera Primary Goods.
This simple barnyard game gets kids to match the rhyming word pictures onto the barnyard. The best part about this is that you only print ONE mat.
Pick up this free game below.
Add the picture cards, and you’re good to go!
Download this game at the end of this post!
Another super cute game from A W Creations. Kids will play a bowling game to rhyme the words!
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Rhyming match rhyming cards
Some ways to play games to help kids build these skills include a scavenger hunt and bingo game.
Word family words are a great way to build on kids knowledge of sounds.
Using simple pictures such as the ones shown on this monkey game will improve phonological awareness skills.
It’s a great interactive game for young children.
Favorite rhyming books kids love
Kids love rhyming books in the early years, it’s an essential skill to build letter sounds, name rhymes and more.
Rhyming picture books are so much fun for kids, you can use hand motions to show kids the sounds of the syllables in words and more.
Correct rhymes in books are a great way to introduce kids to rhyming words.
Some important things to note about new rhyming words, you can use different sets of games with kids that will work.
Depending on the level of your group of students. The good news is that it’s an easy task once you introduce lots of rhymes.
Rhyming Games for Kindergarten
Don’t forget to checkout this super fun rhyming words feed the monkey game!
Ready to try these barnyard printables with your students?
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