This is a great game for practicing rhyming words. You and your child can practice reading and spelling while reinforcing their rhyming skills.
- 1 large piece of construction paper for your background. (11″ x 17″ or bigger)
- 4 pieces of different colored paper to make your flowers. (bright colors)
- 1 piece of green paper to make your stems.
- 1 marker.
Cut out 4 flowers ( with 4-5 petals) and 4 circular centers from your colorful construction paper. Glue a different color circle on the middle of your flower.
Now it’s time to write your words. Let’s start with
1. Cat – Write the word in the circle in the center of the flower. Ask your child to underline the ending “at“. Explain that we’ll be looking for rhyming words that have the same ending. Ask them to help you think of some.
2. When they think of a rhyming word have them write the word on one of the petals. Then underline the ending. Here is a list of some rhyming word families you can use:
Cat: hat, mat, pat, bat, that, sat
Man: pan, ran, tan, van, can, plan
Den: hen, men, pen, ten, then, when (explain wh is an old spelling for w)
Cub: rub, sub, tub, club, stub, scrub, shrub
Bin: chin, in, pin, tin, grin, thin, twin, skin
Ball: fall, tall, mall, hall, wall, small (explain that there’s more than 1 way to spell the unit all, and help them choose correctly)
King: wing, ring, sing, ping, bring, thing (remind them that ing is a unit and has a unique sound)
Cake: bake, wake, shake, make, quake
3. When you’re done making your flowers glue your garden together. Remember to put your beautiful artwork on the fridge and show anyone else who’s around. Your child is on their way to being the best reader and speller EVER!
This activity is recommended in conjunction with the educational therapy your child is receiving at The RSS Learning Center, formerly Reading & Spelling Solutions, for more information please visit our website: http://www.ReadingandSpelling.com