Whether it’s after reading a picture book with fun rhyming text or a newfound interest in words that sound alike, learning to rhyme is always exciting for young children! This is the time of year in my classroom when my preschoolers begin to pick up on rhymes – though, with most of my students, rhyming includes lots of nonsense words. This free Rhyming Rocket Matching Game is the perfect activity to help reinforce rhyming skills in Pre-K and Kindergarten!
*Pair with our Phonics Poems BUNDLE for even more rhyming fun!
Rhyming Rocket Matching Game
This free printable Rhyming Rocket Match includes 10 rocket cards. Each card has 2 images on it that rhyme with each other. The pictures on the rockets are simple, one syllable words which is helpful when working on beginning rhyming skills.
The rhyming pairs that can be found on the cards include:
To prep, simply print out the rocket cards on cardstock and laminate them for durability. Cut them apart on the gray dotted lines. Next, cut the cards apart on the black dotted line that is printed across each rocket. This line separates the top of the rocket from the bottom.
How to Play
Now that the Rhyming Rocket Matching Game is prepped, it’s time to play!
The object of the game is to match each top half of the rocket with the correct bottom half. When matched up correctly, the pictures on the top and bottom of the rocket will rhyme!
To play, organize the bottoms of the rockets on the table. Add the tops to a pile or a small basket. Pull one rocket top piece out and find the rhyming match. Continue until all of the bottoms have matching rhyming tops.
For kiddos who are just starting out with rhyming skills, you can start with just a few rockets at a time so that the rhyming game does not frustrate them. This is also a great way to turn this game into an independent learning center for your classroom.
Pull out just a few sets of rhyming rockets and set those bottoms on the table. Now there are just a few tops to organize instead of a whole pile!
No matter how you choose to play, this rhyming activity is sure to be a fan favorite in your classroom!
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