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When it comes to working on rhyming, there are a thousand different ways that you can practice this skill with your kindergartners.
From simple fingerplays to storybooks that rhyme, the options for fun ways to practice rhyming are nearly endless.
If you’re working on teaching your child to rhyme during the fall, however, this build a rhyming scarecrow literacy center is the perfect activity to add to your list!
In our household, we’ve spent a great deal of time working on rhyming as the oldest’s auditory processing disorder has made this a very difficult skill to master.
Fun literacy centers like this one have been a huge help as he has been able to continually practice skills like this at his own pace in a fun and engaging way.
If you have a child who, like mine, struggles with rhyming due to auditory processing disorder or maybe even dyslexia, I would encourage you to give this a try as well.
You just never know when something is going to click and this particular literacy center has been one of our favorites!
Rhyming Scarecrows Literacy Center for Kindergartners
This printable set includes everything you need to start working on rhyming words this fall.
Inside the download, you’ll find the pieces to build 9 difference rhyming scarecrows with the body of each scarecrow listing the rhyming sound that you’ll be looking for and each of the scarecrow’s arms and legs containing the pictures of rhyming words that you’ll match to the sound found on the body.
The rhyming sets that you’ll work on with this literacy center include:
- cap, map, tap, nap
- cat, hat, mat, rat
- hen, men, pen, ten
- jet, net, pet, wet
- bin, fin, pin, win
- hip, lip, pip, rip
- hit, kit, mitt, sit
- mop, pop, stop, cop
- bug, hug, mug, rug
Using the Rhyming Scarecrows
Prepping this fall-themed literacy center is super simple!
Just cut the pieces of each scarecrow out and run them through your laminator for durability.
At this point, they’re ready to go and you can either add Velcro to the various pieces to make it easier for your little learners to put each scarecrow together or use them as they are. The choice is yours!
Not only will you work on rhyming as you build each of the scarecrows, but you’ll also work on some CVC words and a few word families as well!