This month we are reading lots of Dr. Seuss books. These books are used as a springboard to reinforce rhyme, word families, and so much more.
After reading Hop On Pop and noting the rhyming in the book, my students had fun playing rhyming bridge.
It's played like London Bridge is Falling Down, and is sung to the same tune.
Two students were the 'bridge', the rest made a line-up and took turns passing under the bridge as we sang:
Rhyming bridge is falling down,
Rhyming bridge is falling down
My fair lady-o.
Whoever was caught in the bridge had to come up with a pair of words that rhymed before they were released.
eg. bear, chair
We continued playing until everyone had a turn getting caught & making their rhyme.
To aid those who are not yet confident in their rhyming abilities, I gave a prompt such as:
Can you think of a word that rhymes with ....
This activity was so much fun, and is a great way to reinforce phonemic awareness skills while getting up and moving around the room!