Use the game of charades to act out rhyming words.
- Pencil and paper for each child playing the game.
What to do:
- Together with the children, think of rhyming word families.
- For example: Dog, log, frog, bog - Cat, mat, fat, rat - Pen, men, ten, when.
- Each child thinks of two rhyming words of the same family e.g. Bill & Pill.
- Then they say "I’m thinking of a word that rhymes with Bill” and the child acts out the rhyming word, taking a ‘pill’".
- Children can write down the rhyming words for spelling practice.
Hints and Tips:
- If playing with a large group of children, spit the group into two even teams. Each team can come up with their rhyming words from the same family. One member from each team has to act it out to the opposing team, which then has to guess the correct rhyming word. For each correct guess have a specific amount of points. Team with the most points win.
- To make it more challenging, use an egg timer for a time limit.