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 Rhyming Puzzles. I can’t wait to share these FREE Rhyming Puzzles with you and my favorite ways to use them!
*Pair these with our Phonics Poems for more rhyming fun!
This free Rhyming Puzzles printable is perfect for grades Pre-K through Kindergarten.
You can use them in your homeschool or traditional classroom setting.
Tip: Print in color for bright, beautiful puzzle pieces, and also laminate them so they hold up strong for use over an over again.
Tips for Using the Rhyming Puzzles
You might consider sending home the puzzles for children to use at home. You can call it homework but encourage the children to grab a parent or sibling to play along with.
Be sure to tell the children to keep them at home and use them whenever they want for practicing rhyme.
Tip: Send the puzzle pieces home already cut and in an envelope to make it as easy as possible for families to participate.
You can place the rhyming puzzles in a literacy center. Make sure to laminate the pieces so they hold up longer.
You might consider having rhyming music play in your literacy center while your students work on their rhyming puzzles.
You can also place a basket or grab bag in the literacy center and encourage children to place the puzzle pieces inside the grab bag and pull out one at a time to find the matching rhyming pieces.
Partner Game Time
With a partner, 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 rhyme puzzles.
They might also set a timer, and the person who correctly completes the most amount of puzzle rhymes before the time runs out is the winner!
*Related Resource: Pre-K and Kindergarten Centers
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Then, hop over and grab our Rhyming Rockets Game!
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