October is just around the corner, and that usually means I am ready to pull out some pumpkin learning activities in my classroom as we transition into fall! My kids can always use a little more practice with rhyming as beginning readers. It can be tricky to identify rhymes, but being able to identify whether or not words rhyme will help them as they continue to grow and work with spoken and written language. These pumpkin rhyming puzzles are a fun and simple to prep literacy center for Pre-K and Kindergarten students to work on rhymes!
Pumpkin Rhyming Puzzles
Like the other activities in our Pumpkin Centers pack, this didn’t take me too much time at all to prep.
I printed out the puzzles and laminated them. Once I do that – I can use them for a few years and they will stay sturdy! (Unless chaos abounds or pieces go missing… you know, Kindergarten life. 😉 In which case, just come back and grab the freebie again).
Then I cut them apart and placed them on a tray to use with a small group.
First we spread out all of the pieces by sorting them with seeds on one side and pumpkins on the other since we knew we would be making matches.
Then we took turns picking a seed and saying the name of the object.
“cake……” hmmmm we had to search for what rhymed with cake. I know it may seem obvious for some kids (and it was) but for others it was tricky, and some students would say “snail” (mistakenly identifying same beginning sounds as rhymes).
Eventually we did get to “snake” as the rhyme, and put the pieces together!
These puzzles are a great lesson activity, independent center, or you could even use the pieces in a pocket chart to have kids come up and make a match during circle time.
Grab Your Set
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Then, for TONS of pumpkin themed learning centers, hop over and grab our Pumpkin Math and Literacy Centers!