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Green Eggs and Ham Rhyming Activities

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!

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!

Rhyming with Green Eggs and Ham

Green Eggs and Ham is one of Dr. Seuss’ most famous picture books. It’s a lyrical, rhyming story about a quirky character named Sam I Am. Sam I Am spends the story trying to entice a picky eater into trying some of his green eggs and ham. The green eggs and ham rhyming words delight young kids from toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, and grade 1 students alike.  Sneak in some fun learning with this green eggs and ham rhyming activities perfect for celebrating Dr Seuss birthday on March 3rd!

Green eggs and ham rhyme

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Rhyming words in green eggs and ham

The grumpy character insists he does not like green eggs and ham, no matter what circumstances Sam I AM offers them under. Eventually, the gloomy guy is so worn down, he agrees to try the green goodies, if Sam I Am will just give him some peace. The story is written in Dr. Seuss’ classic sing-song, lyrical rhymes.

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Green eggs and ham rhymes

Kids will love the rhythm of the story. Awareness of rhymes is a crucial skill for pre- and early readers, making this a perfect choice for read alouds. The rhyming pattern allows even the youngest audience to offer guesses at the next word, helping them gain confidence.

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Green eggs and ham rhyming

Green Eggs and Ham is a perfect choice for young picky eaters as well. The main characters may seem just as stubborn in their refusal to try something new as your own kids. Ultimately, it’s encouraging to see the gloomy man try – and even really like – a new meal. Who knows?! It may just inspire your own kiddos to open up and try something new as well!

Green eggs and ham rhyming game

After reading Green Eggs and Ham together, you and your kids will no doubt be in a rhyming mood! Take advantage of that enthusiasm by playing this fun rhyming memory game together.


  • Free printable Green Eggs and Ham memory card pages.
  • Scissors.
  • Glue or tape.
  • Optional: laminating pouches, for sturdier playing cards.
green eggs and ham rhyming memory game

Green eggs and ham rhyming worksheet

  1. Print out the free memory card pages (way better than one-time-use green eggs and ham worksheets)
  2. Use scissors to cut out the word cards, as well as the eggs and ham cards.
  3. Next use glue or tape to attach a ham or egg card to the back of each word card.
    1. There should be 1 egg card and 1 ham card for each rhyming match.
  4. Spread the rhyming cards out, ham or egg sides up, so the words are hidden.
  5. Players take turns choosing 1 ham card and 1 egg card, reading the word on each after choosing.
    1. If the words are a rhyming pair, the player keeps the cards and takes another turn.
    2. When the words are not a rhyming pair, replace the cards ham or egg side up. The next player takes a turn.
  6. The player with the most rhyming pairs at the end of the game is the winner!

Book Based Activities

Looking for more book themed printable activities for prek and kindergarten age kids? You will love these ideas:

Kids will LOVE this super cute rhyming words worksheets to make practicing sounding out words fun for pre k, kindergarten, and first grade students. Children will choose a Watermelon CVC rhyming words card and find the matching short vowel sound and then cut and paste a watermelon juice cup to find its rhyme. These free printable cut and paste worksheets are such a fun way to practice rhyming with kids. robot rhymes This super cute one fish two fish activity is a great way to celebrate Dr Seuss Day on March 2nd while working on rhyming for kids. This fun rhyming games for kindergarten is a great way to help early learners improve reading skills and fluency with a cute dr seuss printable! Simply download pdf file with one fish two fish printables and you are ready to play and learn! These super cute, free printable rhyming words worksheets are a great way to improve literacy and reading skills! SImply print the no-prep rhyming words worksheets for kindergartners, preschoolers, and grade 1 students.   With these Kindergarten rhyming worksheets, young children will learn about 12 different sets of rhyming words through fun printable worksheets.

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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Green eggs and ham activities

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Kate is a former fashion designer turned (semi-reluctant) stay at home mom. She turned to blogging at Homebound But Hopeful as a creative outlet following the birth of her third son. Kate is a life-long learner and bookworm, working to pass on her love of literature to her children.

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