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Back to School Rhyming Activities for Kindergarten

Kick of the first day of school with this super cute and fun Rhyming Activities for Kindergarten. The glue stick rhyming puzzles are a fun way to work on literacy to improve reading skills with preschool, pre k, kindergarten, and first grade students. Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler – you will love this low prep back to school activity for children! Simply download pdf file with rhyming activity for an epic  first day of kindergarten activities.

Kick of the first day of school with this super cute and fun Rhyming Activities for Kindergarten. The glue stick rhyming puzzles are a fun way to work on literacy to improve reading skills with preschool, pre k, kindergarten, and first grade students. Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler - you will love this low prep back to school activity for children!

Rhyming Activities for Kindergarten

Rhyming teaches children how language works; it helps them to notice and work with the sounds within words. Once students are familiar with a rhyme, they will anticipate the sound of another word. As early learners learn this skill, they will be prepared  to make predictions when they read, another important reading skill. This fun back to school rhyming activity for kindergarteners is a great way to working on this skill.

First Day of Kindergarten Activities

Start out by scrolling to the bottom of the post, under the terms of use, and click on the text link that says >> Download <<> The pdf file will open in a new window for you to save the freebie and print the template.

Super cute back to school printable for an educational activity for first day of school

Rhyming activities for first grade

Print the rhyming activity in color on cardstock or laminate for durability. I like to store my activity in a large ziplock bag or file folder to bring out throughout the year for a fun rhyming activity for kindergartners.

Super cute Glue Rhyming Puzzles perfect for a back to school theme with kindergarten and first grade

Rhyming game for kindergarten

Next, cut along the solid lines to make 6 rhyming glue sticks per page. Finally, cut the glue sticks along the solid line to cut them in half. You are all ready to practice kindergarten rhyming words with this fun rhyming activity for back to school!

back to school activity to practice Rhyming Words for Kindergarten

Rhyming Activities

To complete the rhyming puzzles, students will hold up a piece and say what is pictured out loud. In the above example we are holding a “star”. Kindergarten and first grade students will then look for a word that sounds like / rhymes with star. Star and car rhyme.

To make the activity a little easier, put out fewer pieces to match up at a time.

HINT: This activity can be made self checking by writing the words / matches on the back of the pieces.

Fun rhyming game to practice common Kindergarten Rhyming Words

Rhyming Words for Kindergarten

Repeat until all the puzzle pieces are matched up.  This is such a fun way for kids to practice rhyming words for kindergarten in this literacy activity perfect for back to school or all year long! Rhymes included in this sticky set are:

  • nest / west
  • rain / plane
  • key / bee
  • kite / bite
  • dog / frog
  • chair / bear
  • splash / flash
  • moon / spoon
  • eye / pie
  • gate / skate
  • honey / bunny
  • star / car

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First day of school activities for kindergarten

If your kindergartners are working on cvc words, this fun rhyming words activity for kindergarten is a great way to work on literacy skills to help early readers become more confident and fluent readers. Simply print the free cvc words printable for  rhyming activities for kindergarten for a hands-on engaging matching rhyming words worksheet game. Are you working on rhymes? This rhyming words activity will give pre-k, kindergartners, and first graders more practice with rhyming words for kindergarten!  Grab these rhyming words with pictures and let children match the two pictures / words who have the same ending sounds. Low-prep rhyming activities like this one are perfect activity for some additional practice or as a literacy center! Few children’s books are as universally loved and known as those by Dr. Seuss. As the mom of some very picky eaters, Green Eggs and Ham is one of our family favorites! The green eggs and ham rhyme amuses children while lending itself perfectly to early reading practice. Keep reading to check out the green eggs and ham rhyming activities the story inspired! This green eggs and ham rhyming game is perfect for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first graders. Simply download pdf file with green eggs and ham activities and you are ready to play and learn! Our free sorting mats will help your kindergarten students practice their rhyming skills. Kids will enjoy this simple rhyming activity and become word detectives! It is a great way to develop phonological awareness! Click through to grab your freebie.

Rhyming Activities

Looking for more practice rhyming? Practice does make perfect as the saying goes. We have lots free rhyming printables to help your children get lots of practice – from puzzles, matching activities, worksheets, games, activities and more. Plus don’t miss these rhyming books for kindergarten.


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Printable Rhyming Games

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of Kindergarten Worksheets and Games. As a busy mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! Browse through more than 200,000 pages of FREE worksheets & educational activities for kindergartners! Plus don't miss her other sites and

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  • Thank you so much for all your fun worksheets!! It has been a tremendous help. Having four kids keeps me busy, so my youngest is able to work on these with an older sibling while I am working individually with another kid. Thank you so much!!

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