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Rhyming Words for Kindergarten
What are rhyming words? Sometimes, words end on the same sound. That makes them sound similar. When words end on similar sounds, we say they rhyme. Rhyming words are often used in music and poems. Let’s learn more about rhyming words (for kindergarten) and how to teach rhyming words with the following explanation.
Rhyming Words – Definition
Here is a helpful definition of rhyming words for kindergarten:
Rhyming words are words that have the same ending sound. An ending sound is the part of the word we hear last.
Here is a small overview of sounds and their matching rhyming words.
|Rhyme sound||Rhyming words|
|-ug||mug, jug, bug|
|-et||jet, net, bet, set|
|-an||pan, fan, can|
Rhyming Words – Examples
When teaching rhyming words in kindergarten, it’s best to start with an example. Let's practice with the word: cat. The word cat ends with the sound -at. Other words that end the same are hat, bat, and rat. These words all rhyme because their last sound is the same: -at.
Words like shoe or bird do not rhyme with cat because they all have different ending sounds.
It can also be useful to show rhyming words for kindergarten with pictures. This helps children with learning rhyming words in kindergarten. In the image below, there are pictures along with the words mug, bug, and net.
To identify the rhyming pair, first say the words aloud, using the pictures to help, and listen to the ending sounds. The rhyming words are mug and bug because they share the same ending sound: -ug.
Rhyming Words for Kindergarten – Summary
Rhyming words can be more than just fun in games, music and poems. You can learn a lot about spelling with rhyming words. Find out whether or not two words rhyme with this overview:
Rhyming words are words that have the same ending sound.
An ending sound is the part of the word we hear last.
We can figure out if words rhyme by listening carefully to see if the final sounds in each word are the same.
Have you practiced with our rhyming words worksheets yet? On this website, you can find interactive exercises on rhyming words for kindergarten and rhyming words worksheets.
Transcript Rhyming Words
"Rhyming Words!" Dee and Kala are on a hike when they come across a witch who is trying to remember which ingredients must be paired together in her potion. Everything was ready when the spell blew away! All she remembers about the potion is the ingredients must be added with their rhyming pair. Dee and Kala can help her by finding the ingredients that rhyme! Rhyming words are words that have the same ending sound. An ending sound is the part of the word we hear last. Let's practice with an example first! What is the ending sound you hear in cat? The word cat ends with the sound /at/. So do words like hat, bat, and rat. These words all rhyme because their last sound is the same: /at/. Words like shoe or bird do not rhyme with cat because they all have different ending sounds. Let's look at the ingredients on the witch's table. There is a mug, a bug, and a net. Let's say them again and listen to the ending sounds... mug, bug,net. Do you hear any words that rhyme? The rhyming words are mog and bug because they share the same ending sound: /ugg/. Dee adds the mug and the bug to the pot since they're the rhyming pair. Next, the witch has a net, a clock, and a jet. Let's say the words again together and listen for the rhyming pair: net, clock, jet. Which words rhyme? The rhyming words are net and jet because they share the same ending sound: /et/. Kala tosses in the fish net and the toy jet since they're the next rhyming pair. Look at what's left on the table: a clock, a sock, and a pan. Let's say the words again together and listen for the rhyming pair! Clock, sock, pan. Which of these words rhyme? Clock and sock do because they both end with /ock/. The witch plops them in, but the pan is still left. Let's take a look around, do you see anything that rhymes with pan? Fan rhymes with pan! As Dee adds the last two ingredients, let's remember! Today we learned about rhyming words. Rhyming words are words that have the same ending sound. An ending sound is the part of the word we hear last. We can figure out if words rhyme by listening carefully to see if the final sounds in each word are the same. "Do you think the spell worked?” Kala smirked. “I guess we’ll see, my friend Dee..." "if we start to rhyme....all the time.”
Rhyming Words exercise
What are rhyming words?Hints
Examples of rhyming words are:
Look at this rhyme: He sat by the cat. Sat and cat rhyme. What do you notice?Solution
Rhyming words are words that have the same ending sound. Remember, the ending sound is the part of the word we hear last. For example, cup and pup rhyme.
Which two words rhyme?Hints
Say the words out loud, and listen to the ending sounds. Which words rhyme?
Remember, rhyming words have the same sound at the end.Solution
The rhyming words are shell and bell, because they share the same ending sound, /ell/.
Find the rhyming pairs.Hints
Remember, rhyming words have the same ending sound.
An example of a rhyming pair is: clock, sock.Solution
These rhyming words had the same ending sound!
Skip and lip both end in /ip/.
Ball and fall both end in /all/.
Dish and wish both end in /ish/.
Kick and pick both end in /ick/.
Which words rhyme?Hints
Remember, pair the words that have the same ending sound.
Say each word out loud. Which words sound the same at the end?Solution
The pairs show rhyming words!
fox and box
can and man
cold and gold
brave and cave
sunny and bunny
Select the rhyming word.Hints
What sound is at the end of the word lunch? Say it out loud. Which word here has the same ending sound?
Find the word that ends in ch.Solution
The rhyming word is crunch!
Lunch and crunch have the same sound, because they both end in /ch/.
Sort the words.Hints
Remember, you are placing the word in the circle with the same ending sound.
For example, if the circle had the ending sound at, the words you would place there could be cat, sat, bat, and rat.
Say the ending sounds out loud, then say the word out loud. Which ending sound does it have?Solution
The rhyming words all have the same ending sound:
Word that end in ing all rhyme: sing, cling, string, king
Words that end in it all rhyme: sit, bit, pit, kit