Rhyming Puzzles

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I can still remember trying to teach rhyme to my very first class of Kindergarteners. I assumed that it would be a simple concept, but I quickly realized, that isn’t the case! So we worked extra hard at it, and I was sure to provide many opportunities for my students to practice rhyming. One of the activities my students had the most fun with were these free, hands-on Rhyming Puzzles!

*Pair these with our Phonics Poems BUNDLE for even more rhyming fun!

Grab these FREE printable Rhyming Puzzles for a low-prep and hands-on activity to use in your Kindergarten literacy centers or small groups!

Rhyming Puzzles

These printable rhyming puzzles are perfect for both Pre-K and Kindergarten. They have simple rhyming words and bright pictures for the students to match up. They are easy to prep, too!

Just print, laminate, and cut the puzzle pieces. Of course, you don’t have to laminate them but I prefer to prep an activity only once and reuse it with my kiddos year after year.

Check out some of my favorite ways to use these fun and low-prep rhyming puzzles!

These rhyming puzzles have simple rhyming words and bright pictures for the students to match up.

Center Activity

I love to use these rhyming puzzles in our literacy centers. It’s always a super popular activity that my students all flock to. And they get especially excited when I put on our favorite sing-a-long nursery rhymes during center time.

To stay organized in our centers, I like to place all of the puzzle pieces in a small basket. Or you could make the activity even more fun and interactive. Just place the pieces in a small grab bag and encourage children to pull out one at a time to find the matching rhyming pieces.

To make this rhyming activity even more interactive, you could place all of the puzzle pieces in a small basket for students to pull from.

Partner Game Time

Another fun option for using this rhyming activity in the classroom is as a partner game! With a classmate, children can work together to complete the rhyming puzzles.

Players begin by scattering the puzzle pieces out on a tabletop face up (beginner) or face down (advanced) and take turns finding the missing pieces to their rhyming puzzles.

At-Home Practice

You may consider sending home the puzzles for children to use with their families. You can call it “homework” but encourage the kids to grab a parent or sibling to play along with. This is a super fun way to encourage additional practice of rhyming skills outside the classroom.

Teacher Tip: Send the puzzle pieces home already cut and in an envelope to make it as easy as possible for families to participate.

These rhyming puzzles are fun and interactive for your students.

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Ready to start rhyming? Grab these free Rhyming Puzzles by clicking the large, yellow download button at the end of the post!

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