Rhyming is imperative for learning to read. When a child can rhyme it means that he can play with the different sounds and apply that knowledge to new situations. It comes very naturally for some children and others really struggle. If your child is new to rhyming I would read lots of books that rhyme like Dr. Seuss or try these. If they are really struggling I would skip this activity and check out this rhyming basket one from The Imagination Tree. I have done it many times with children who are struggling and it helps, as does rhyming match game like this from PreKinders. These rockets are for children who are ready for a challenge and can write… well that was the plan. As you will see things don’t always go as planned with my own kids either.
Gather your materials. You will need a pencil with an eraser , clip board, and our rhyming rockets printable <—- click for the printable.
Start by reading the words together. What is supposed to happen is your child should then be super excited to write and they will grab the rocket printable and fill it out happily rhyming as they do.
It’s all about teamwork. So you will or maybe you won’t but as you can see I did. Seriously though my advice for keeping activities going is to pick and choose your battles. Some things in our house are non negotiable but a quick little rhyming activity is totally open for negotiation. And as it turned out we had a blast doing it together. I love the words he came up with and it gave me the chance to model rhyming out loud.