Rhyming Words: Lesson for Kids

Rhyming Words: Lesson for Kids
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Instructor: April Inocente
I bet you know a few songs that have rhyming words in them! How about ''Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star''? Words that rhyme are all around you in stories, poems, and songs. You are going to learn what rhyming words are and why we use them.

Rhyming Words Fun

'Let's play a game where I say a word and you say a word that rhymes with my word,' said Jim to Molly.

'Sounds fun, let's play!' says Molly.

Jim and Molly Rhyming Game
Jim and Molly rhyming game

Jim: 'red'

Molly: 'bed'

Jim: 'sat'

Molly: 'rat'

Jim: 'funny'

Molly: 'bunny'

Jim: 'book'

Molly: 'look'

Jim: 'house'

Molly: 'ship'

'GAME OVER!' says Jim. 'House and ship do not rhyme. You could have said mouse. Mouse rhymes with house.'

'Oh, I see', said Molly. 'Ship could have rhymed with chip.'

What Are Rhyming Words?

Rhyming words are two or more words that have the same or similar ending sound. Some examples of rhyming words are: goat, boat, moat, float, coat.

When you are figuring out if two words rhyme, use your ears to listen as you say the words. If they sound the same or similar, they rhyme. For example: car and bar rhyme; house and mouse rhyme. If the two words sound different, they do not rhyme. For example: car and man do not rhyme; house and grass do not rhyme.

Say the words in the chart out loud and practice listening to words that rhyme and words that do not rhyme.

Rhyming Word Charts
Rhyming Word Chart

First, let's look at words that rhyme:

  • Hat / Bat
  • Fun / Sun
  • Bee / See
  • Honey / Money

Now, see how this is different from words that don't rhyme?

  • Jump / Star
  • Silly / Sick
  • Boy / Girl
  • Love / Truck

When Do We See Rhyming Words?

We see rhyming words in stories, poems, and songs. They can help the story, poem, or song sound more fun and interesting. Rhyming words can also help you memorize a story, poem, or song more easily. In 'The Alphabet Song' we sing,

A, B, C, D, E, F, G,

H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P...

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