I apologize for the delay in updating. Graduation was a few weeks ago, and unfortunately time just seems to go faster and faster. I will try to keep updating steadily these next few weeks. Coming in the next few weeks I have a few great freebies for you as well as a Super Duper, Inc. product review!
There are many ways to teach children how to rhyme. Nursery rhymes and songs are often the first step to rhyming. Children can learn nursery rhymes at a very young age. Also, reading books can really help children to develop those early sounds, vocabulary, basic concepts, and learn to rhyme. Singing songs at an early age and using nursery rhymes that incorporate the early speech sounds (/p/, /b/, /m/, etc.) can give your child an advantage.
Today's free download focuses on rhyming. This activity would be great for those Pre-K (or even K) kiddos.
I chose to do an ice cream theme since it's almost summer! I know some of your schools are getting out as early as next week, so why not focus on some fun summer activities like eating ice cream?
This activity is really simple and can go pretty quick depending on the abilities of your caseload.
1. Laminate all items.
2. Allow your student to pick which cone he/she would like to use!
3. Mix up all of the ice cream scoops in a bag (or a hat or a pail, whatever) and have him/her pick out a scoop one by one.
4. The student will build ice cream cones (6 scoops per rhyme)!
1. Have the student match up all of the correct rhymes. Then ask them to use the rhyming words in sentences or to create their own nursery rhyme/song. This activity is good for some older students.
2. Work as a team! The first team to match up all of the correct rhyming words wins!
3. Throw in a few words that might be tricky. Ask the student if the tricky word rhymes or not. Why does/does it not? Ask them to explain why.
I tried to include some different endings to show that words can rhyme even if they aren't spelled the same exact way.
As always, I included some blank black and white scoops so you can make your own.
The clip art was taken from Scrappin Doodles!
I would also like to highlight an item from Speech Room News.
Jenna uploaded a freebie from a blog follower named Kellie, and Kellie had created some lovely pronoun ice cream cones. They look delicious! I know a few of my blog followers are working on pronouns, so if you haven't stopped by Jenna's blog, then please do so and download this wonderful activity! It looks like a great activity! Link to Pronoun Ice Cream Cones.
Download the item here: Ice Cream Cone Rhyming
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