February is almost over and March is right around the corner. Classrooms across the country will be celebrating a certain author's birthday at the start of March. You know who I mean, right? ;) To accompany books you might be reading this month in your speech rooms and classrooms, I've created this simple rhyming activity:
There are 16 pairs of rhyming words (32 cards total). Here's an example:
You can use the cards as a memory game, with rhyming words being a match. You could also use the cards to play Go-Fish ("Do you have a word that rhymes with box?").
Here are some ways in which you can expand on the activity:
- When students make a match, ask them to name another rhyming word.
- Ask students to provide a synonym, antonym, and/or association for each word they select.
- Use only the nouns. Ask students to formulate a sentence using the two words (e.g., "A mouse lives in a small house")
- Use only the nouns. Ask students to describe the object using a specified number of salient features. You could assign points for each feature given.
You can grab this free download HERE. If you do, please leave a comment or feedback!