Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Rhymes Send My Head to Bed

As we were playing a game, one of my little firsties was just having a HARD time finding who was her rhyming buddy.  All of my other kiddos were being so helpful to help but not be a mother hen and tell her cheat her brain.  She finally said "Ms. Price rhyming hurts my head!" One of my other witty little kiddos replied "Yep, I bet Ms. Price is tired too and wants to go to bed!" Ha ha ha.....so true! I do feel like what else can I do to make these little ears be able to hear rhymes??!!!???  I know most will get it but for right now I am pulling out some more games to help.  The first I want to share is a hands down favorite!  All you need is a copy of the song and rhyming word cards.  I wrote mine on sentence strips and then laminated it and added velcro(I love Velcro!)....my kiddos learn to obsess love Velcro too!  Here is a copy of the words of the song (I think it is sung to the tune of Do You Know the Muffin Man but since I cannot sing who knows what I am actually singing it too...hahaha)
Do you know two rhyming words,
Two rhyming words, two rhyming words?
Do you know two rhyming words?
They sound a lot alike.
______ and ______ are two rhyming words,
Two rhyming words, two rhyming words.
______ and ______ are two rhyming words.
They sound a lot alike.
I attach Velcro to the backs of the cards and then to the blanks on the song poster....and they LOVE this!
Here is a picture and the cards. You need to make 2 copies of the cards.
The next 2 activities are simple.  The first is just an "I have...Who has?" activity and the other is just a sort.   The cards are cut out in pairs so they are either sorting the 2 words as a rhyming pair or a pair of words that don't rhyme.  This is very basic for those sweet little ears that are just now figuring out rhymes.
I would love for you to leave me a heart note and tell me what you do to help your little kiddos rhyme.

13 heart notes:

Jennifer K. said...

My kinders loved doing erase a rhyme activities whole group. I usually use the ones from http://www.jmeacham.com/erase.htm and draw them on my whiteboard or Smartboard. Then I read the rhyme and the kids have to figure out what we erase. I like it since they can only guess something that is in the picture, so it kind of gives them a little hint.

Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten

See Me Teach said...

i love your rhyming song! i will def be making that for a chart center for my kinders :) thanks!

Unknown said...

So cute! Love the rhymes! I am going to use velcro and make a rhyming center! Thank you for sharing! :)
Crayons and Curls

Deedee Wills said...

Thanks Heather for letting me know about your post. I just added it to my blog post!!! I am in survival mode right now... Can you relate? I have not have a lot of time to blog stalk... must work that in!

Thanks again!

Mrs. Wills Kindergarten

Heather's Heart said...

I can relate totally Deedee. We are doing a state assessment right now that is one and one and takes about 40 minutes per child! My tank is running low! =)

Karen said...

By the way your song does work for "Do You Know the Muffin Man". I really like it and can't wait to use it!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing all your great ideas and printables! I teach First grade and most kids come in knowing rhymes...but this year... I'm gonna need help!

Erin said...

When you related the story of your student's rhyming comment in class ("Yep, I bet Ms. Price is tired too and wants to go to bed!"), I couldn't help but remember the scenes from The Princess Bride, when Andre the Giant's character would say a rhyming reply for everything that Mandy Patinkin's character said to him. I wonder if those clips could be used to help teach?!! ;-)

Sharon said...

Great activity--found through Pinterest! Thanks for sharing idea and printables.