We have been on a rhyming kick lately. As I mentioned last week, my preschooler has learned to rhyme – and so he does – all the time. Since it has only been a week, I am still loving the rhyming and thinking it’s sweet (check back with me on this next week). So I wanted to make a resource for myself and for you of rhyming word activities for preschoolers and kindergarteners.
I love rhyming games for preschool aged children. Oral language is so important for preschool children, so keeping the rhyming word activities fun and playful is a must for me. Here are 5 fun rhyming games for preschool or home!
5 Rhyming Word Activities
1. The Great Boat Float – one of our most recent rhyming games was this great boat float. My kids love it because it is so engaging and rewarding, and I love it because of the simplicity!
2. I love this snowball rhyming game from Mrs. Osterman’s Kindergarten Rocks Blog. This game could easily be played at home with just one or two children as well, having the kids catch the snowballs until they find a rhyme.
3. I love this idea of using rhyming pictures on broken hearts by School time Snippets! It is a great rhyming word activity that many preschoolers could do on their own!
4. Why not get outside and moving to practice some rhyming? That is what Life with Moore Babies did, and I bet my preschooler would love that rhyming game! For him, I would add pictures or maybe even use rhyming items (a shoe and the number 2) for him to jump to.
5. Finally, I wanted to share our Rhyme or Slime rhyming game for preschool or home. This rhyming game kept my Sammy very engaged – even though rhyming was tricky for him then. I think we may pull it out once again now that he is a rhyming pro (you know)
There are so many fun rhyming games for preschool aged children! Rhyming word activities are so important for children and are one of the very important pre-reading steps.
I am very careful at home with my own kids, and also while I was in the classroom, that I kept these rhyming activities fun and playful – I want to ensure that reading is seen as enjoyable by little ones.
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