Rhyming is an important skill for children to master when they are learning to read. Rhyming helps them break words into sections and pick out the various sounds they may hear (as they are trying to figure out if a word rhymes with another or not) and this skill will only help them later on as they learn to break apart and sound out words as they read them. Practice those rhyming skills as you build domino rhymes in this super fun file folder game!
The rhymes included in this game are all simple CVC words making them perfect for beginners!
Of course, like always, you’ll want to attach the cover to the front of your file folder to get this project started.
Clear contact paper works perfectly for this, but in a pinch, you could also use some clear packing tape.
Once your cover is attached, you’ll want to cut out the dominoes and attach them to the inside of your folder with some more clear contact paper.
Included in this set are 12 dominoes and the matching rhyme pieces. The rhyming sets included in this game are:
- Mop – Pop
- Nap – Tap
- Kit – Hit
- Hen – Men
- Map – Cap
- Rip – Lip
- Mat – Rat
- Fin – Bin
- Hut – Cut
- Pet – Wet
- Hat – Cat
- Bug – Mug
When your file folder is ready, you’ll need to cut out the square rhyme pieces and laminate them.
Next, add a Velcro dot to the empty space on each domino and the opposite side of the Velcro to the backs of each of the square rhyme pieces.
To use, simply go through each domino and have your child say the name of the object in the picture before sorting through the rhyme pieces to look for the correct one.
Having them say each one out loud will help them grasp the idea that rhyming words make the same sounds at the end of each of the words.