Rhyming words for nursery

Nursery Rhyme Words & Artwork — Hubbard's Cupboard

The ideas for the following projects are from TLC Nursery Rhymes and More Nursery Rhymes.

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Jack and Jill

Old Mother Hubbard

Mary Had a Little Lamb & Baa Baa Black Sheep

Hey Diddle Diddle

Baa Baa Black Sheep

Baa, baa black sheep
Have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir.  Three bags full.
One for the master
and one for the dame.
And one for the little boy
who lives down the lane.

1, 2, Buckle My Shoe

1, 2, Buckle my shoe.
3, 4 Shut the door.
5, 6 Pick up sticks.
7, 8 Lay them straight.
9, 10 A big fat hen!

Hey Diddle Diddle

Hey diddle, diddle.
The cat and the fiddle.
The cow jumped over the moon.
The little dog laughed to see such a sport
and the dish ran away with the spoon!

Diddle Diddle Dumpling

Diddle diddle dumpling
my son John.
He went to bed with his socks on.
One shoe off and one shoe on.
Diddle diddle dumpling
my son John!

Hickory Dickory Dock

Hickory, dickory, dock.
The mouse ran up the clock.
The clock struck one.
The mouse ran down.
Hickory, dickory, dock!

Hickety Pickety

Hickety pickety,
my black hen.
She lays eggs for gentlemen.
Sometimes nine.
And sometimes ten.
Hickety pickety,
my black hen.

Itsy Bitsy Spider

The itsy bitsy spider
climbed up the water spout.
Down came the rain
and washed the spider out.
Out came the sun
and dried up all the rain.
And the itsy bitsy spider
went up the spout again!

Humpty Dumpty

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king's horses
and all the King's men
couldn't put Humpty together again!

Jack Be Nimble

Jack be nimble!
Jack be quick!
Jack jump over the candle stick!

Jack and Jill

Jack and Jill went up the hill
to fetch a pail of water.
Jack fell down
and broke his crown.
And Jill came tumbling after!

Little Boy Blue

Little Boy Blue
come blow your horn.
The sheep's in the meadow.
The cow's in the corn.
Where is the boy who looks after the sheep?
He's under the haystack fast asleep

Little Bo Peep

Little Bo-Peep has lost her sheep
and she doesn't know where to find them.
Leave them alone,
and they'll come home
wagging their tails behind them.

Mary Had a Little Lamb

Mary had a little lamb.
It's fleece was white as snow.
And everywhere that Mary went
the lamb was sure to go.

Little Miss Muffet

Little Miss Muffet
sat on a tuffet
eating her curds and whey.
Along came a spider
and sat down beside her.
And frightened Miss Muffet away!

Old King Cole

Old King Cole
was a merry old soul,
and a merry old soul was he.
He called for his pipe,
and he called for his bowl,
and he called for his fiddlers three.

Mary, Mary Quite Contrary

Mary, Mary quite contrary
How does your garden grow?
With silver bells
And cockle shells,
And pretty maids all in a row.

Pat a Cake

Pat a cake, pat a cake
Baker's man!
Bake me a cake
as fast as you can.
Pat it, and prick it,
and mark it with a ___.
Put it in the oven for ____ and me!

Old Mother Hubbard

Old Mother Hubbard
went to the cupboard
to get her poor dog a bone.
But when she got there,
the cupboard was bare.
And so the poor dog had none.

Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater

Peter, Peter, pumpkin eater,
Had a wife and couldn't keep her.
He put her in a pumpkin shell
and there he kept her very well

Peas Porridge Hot

Peas porridge hot.
Peas porridge cold.
Peas porridge in the pot
Nine days old!

Simple Simon

Simple Simon
met a pieman
going to the fair.
Says Simple Simon to the pieman
"Let me taste your ware!"

Says the pieman to Simple Simon
"Show me first your penny."
Says Simple Simon to the pieman
"Indeed I have not any!"

Queen of Hearts

The Queen of Hearts
she made some tarts
all on a summer's day.
The Knave of Hearts,
he stole those tarts
and took them clean away.

To Market

To market, to market
to buy a fat pig.
Home again, home again
Jiggity jig!

To market, to market
to buy a fat hog.
Home again, home again
Jiggity jog!

Star Light

Star light.
Star bright.
First star I see tonight.
I wish I may.
I wish I might
have the wish I wish tonight.

Wee Willie Winkie

Wee Willie Winkie
runs through the town, 
upstairs, downstairs, 
in his nightgown.
Rapping at the windows, 
crying through the lock, 
"Are the children all in bed? 
For now it's eight 8 o'clock".

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Twinkle, twinkle little star.
How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high.
Like a diamond in the sky.
Twinkle, twinkle little star.
How I wonder what you are!

List of Rhyming Words for Kids: Early Language Development

We all have memories of our childhood learning nursery rhymes and rhyming stories. Some people still remember the whole rhyming poem with the tone of it, this teaches us that rhyming words for kids are essential objects to develop early language abilities such as listening and speaking. Children with strong language abilities are shown to develop rigorous reading and writing skills.
Helping your child with recognition and identification of rhyming words helps them dually with verbal language polishing and the variety of vocabulary of the language. Introducing rhyming words to your younger ones also helps them with literacy in that language. Children learn to rhyme in three stages, they are not distinct from each other as they overlap with each other.

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  1. Exposure – Introducing them with rhyming words can be as simple as singing a nursery song, hearing the particular pattern in the song can aid the learning of the song by the kid. Exposing them to a variety of rhyming songs while reading and singing them together.
  2. Recognition – After singing and hearing the song child should be able to recognize the pattern of the rhyme also called rhyme recognition.
  3. Production – After exposure and recognition of rhymes your child will be able to produce rhyme themselves. Asking questions to rhyme simple daily used words such as jug, door, the cup will make them curious to explore more.

Also read: Opposite Words in English for Kids: Ways to Help them Improve their Vocabulary

How to Teach –

Many methods and materials are available to start the learning with rhyme for kids. Using multiple ways to teach them the concept of rhyming and introducing them with new words works better and kids also enjoy it.
Following are the common ways that can be used as an introduction with rhyming words for your kid list.

  1. Reading rhyme books, poems, and songs.
  2. Puzzles containing rhyming words.
  3. Clipping cards
  4. Lap books
  5. Rhyming dictionaries

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List of Rhyming Words for Kids –

The following list of rhyming words is useful for nursery level and first-grade kids, as your child makes gradual improvement you can switch into more complex rhymes.

A) Rhyming words with “at”

  1. Bat
  2. Cat
  3. Fat
  4. Hat
  5. Mat
  6. Pat
  7. Rat
  8. Sat
  9. Vat
  10. Slat
  11. Brat
  12. Flat
  13. Chat
  14. Splat
  15. That

B) Rhyming words with “an”

  1. Ban
  2. Can
  3. Fan
  4. Man
  5. Pan
  6. Ran
  7. Tan
  8. Van
  9. Flan
  10. Plan
  11. Span
  12. Scan

C) Rhyming Words with “ab”

  1. Cab
  2. Dab
  3. Drab
  4. Fab
  5. Flab
  6. Grab
  7. Jab
  8. Nab
  9. Lab
  10. Slab
  11. Tab
  12. Crab

D) Rhyming Words with “ad”

  1. Add
  2. Bad
  3. Clad
  4. Dad
  5. Fad
  6. Had
  7. Lad
  8. Mad
  9. Pad
  10. Rad
  11. Sad

E) Rhyming Words with “all”

  1. Ball
  2. Call
  3. Fall
  4. Hall
  5. Mall
  6. Shawl
  7. Tall
  8. Wall
  9. Thrall
  10. Gall

F) Rhyming Words with “ag”

  1. Bag
  2. Flag
  3. Drag
  4. Gag
  5. Hag
  6. Nag
  7. Rag
  8. Sag
  9. Tag
  10. Wag

G) Rhyming Words with “ip”

  1. Ship
  2. Chip
  3. Clip
  4. Dip
  5. Drip
  6. Flip
  7. Grip
  8. Hip
  9. Kip
  10. Lip
  11. Nip
  12. Pip
  13. Rip
  14. Sip
  15. Slip
  16. Skip
  17. Snip
  18. Tip
  19. Trip
  20. Zip

H) Rhyming Words with “ap”

  1. App
  2. Cap
  3. Clap
  4. Flap
  5. Gap
  6. Lap
  7. Map
  8. Nap
  9. Rap
  10. Scrap
  11. Slap
  12. Snap
  13. Strap
  14. Snap
  15. Tap
  16. Trap

I) Rhyming Words with “id”

  1. Bid
  2. Did
  3. Hid
  4. Kid
  5. Lid
  6. Mid
  7. Rid
  8. Sid
  9. Grid
  10. Slid
  11. Skid
  12. Squid

J) Rhyming Words with “op”

  1. Bop
  2. Cop
  3. Crop
  4. Clop
  5. Drop
  6. Flop
  7. Hop
  8. Mop
  9. Plop
  10. Prop
  11. Shop
  12. Stop
  13. Swap
  14. Top

K) Rhyming Words with “am”

  1. Clam
  2. Cram
  3. Dam
  4. Gram
  5. Ham
  6. Jam
  7. Lamb
  8. Ram
  9. Slam
  10. Spam
  11. Tram

L) Rhyming Words with “ig”

  1. Big
  2. Dig
  3. Fig
  4. Gig
  5. Pig
  6. Rig
  7. Twig
  8. Swig
  9. Wig
  10. Brig

M) Rhyming Words with “ar”

  1. Are
  2. Bar
  3. Car
  4. Far
  5. Jar
  6. Scar
  7. Star
  8. Tar
  9. Ajar
  10. Guitar

N) Rhyming Words with “aw”

  1. Awe
  2. Caw
  3. Claw
  4. Draw
  5. Flaw
  6. Paw
  7. Raw
  8. Saw
  9. Straw
  10. Thaw

O) Rhyming Words with “ay”

  1. Bay
  2. Clay
  3. Day
  4. Gray
  5. Hay
  6. Jay
  7. Lay
  8. May
  9. Pay
  10. Play
  11. Pray
  12. Say
  13. Stay
  14. Spray
  15. Sway
  16. They
  17. Way
  18. Trap

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P) Rhyming words with “ell”

  1. Bell
  2. Cell
  3. Dell
  4. Fell
  5. Gel
  6. Sell
  7. Shell
  8. Smell
  9. SpellPTell
  10. Well
  11. Yell

Q) Rhyming words with “en”

  1. Den
  2. Men
  3. Pen
  4. Ten
  5. Then
  6. When
  7. Wren
  8. Zen
  9. Ben
  10. Ken

R) Rhyming words with “et”

  1. Bet
  2. Get
  3. Jet
  4. Let
  5. Met
  6. Net
  7. Pet
  8. Set
  9. Wet
  10. Yet

S) Rhyming words with “ew”

  1. Blue
  2. Blew
  3. Brew
  4. Chew
  5. Clue
  6. Crew
  7. Cue
  8. Dew
  9. Drew
  10. Ewe
  11. Flew
  12. Glue
  13. Grew
  14. Knew
  15. New
  16. Phew
  17. Shoe
  18. Shoo
  19. Stew
  20. Through
  21. Threw
  22. True
  23. Two
  24. View
  25. You
  26. Who
  27. Zoo

T) Rhyming Words with “in”

  1. Bin
  2. Chin
  3. Din
  4. Fin
  5. Grin
  6. Inn
  7. Pin
  8. Shin
  9. Skin
  10. Spin
  11. Twin
  12. Thin
  13. Tin
  14. Win

U) Rhyming Words with “it”

  1. Bit
  2. Fit
  3. Hit
  4. Kit
  5. Knit
  6. Lit
  7. Mit
  8. Nit
  9. Pit
  10. Sit
  11. Quit
  12. Skit
  13. Slit
  14. Spit

V) Rhyming Words with “od”

  1. Cod
  2. Bod
  3. Odd
  4. Nod
  5. Plod
  6. Prod
  7. Rod
  8. Squad
  9. Trod
  10. Pod

W) Rhyming words with “og”

  1. Bog
  2. Blog
  3. Cog
  4. Clog
  5. Dog
  6. Fog
  7. Frog
  8. Hog
  9. Jog
  10. Log

X) Rhyming words with “op”

  1. Top
  2. Chop
  3. Cop
  4. Crop
  5. Drop
  6. Flop
  7. Hop
  8. Mop
  9. Pop
  10. Shop
  11. Stop

Y) Rhyming words with “ot”

  1. Blot
  2. Cot
  3. Clot
  4. Dot
  5. Got
  6. Hot
  7. Knot
  8. Not
  9. Plot
  10. Pot
  11. Rot
  12. Shot
  13. Spot

Z) Rhyming words with “ow”

  1. Bow
  2. Brow
  3. Cow
  4. How
  5. Now
  6. Pow
  7. Sow
  8. Row
  9. Vow
  10. Wow

The rhyming words occupy the majority of our childhood, teaching kids nursery rhymes makes them more receptive and fun to learn. Learning rhymes is way more than just learning the words, it helps children with language development which is considered as one of the vital skills of communication, making them language smart. The successful implication of these rhyme words in front of the children can make them smart in spoken language.
Building a rhyming skill little by little through nursery rhymes, reading rhyming stories, everyday object rhyming, and including other activities such as lap book, puzzles, word games. Teaching your kid rhyme words will solidify the foundation of their literacy, and give them an advantage of developed language skills.  Hopefully, you found this article helpful. You can share your view with us by commenting in the below box.

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Game rhymes

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Chain rhyme

  • Teach children to answer with a word consonant with the one named.
  • Learn to feel the rhythm, rhyme.

Guys, let's play soon.
We will choose different words!
Say any words, okay?
But only such that it turns out ...
What words similar in sound can be found for the word bird?
Children. Titmouse, small, singer.
Teacher. Speaking of bunny?
Children. Know-it-all, dunno, runaway, jumper, runaway.
Teacher. Speaking of cat?
Children. Spoon, bowl, basket, accordion, midge, potato, window, leg, earring, matryoshka.
Teacher. Speaking of mouse?
Children. A bump, a puff, a puff.
Teacher. Speaking of cancer?
Children. Poppy, tank, varnish, like.
The teacher throws the ball and pronounces a word, the one who catches the ball answers with a word consonant with the name.
Stove - sheep, river.
Birdie - titmouse.
Magpie - white-sided.
Bunny - runaway.
Find a pair

  • To teach children to match words that are similar and different in sound-rhythmic structure.
  • Develop visual memory.

Teacher. Connect the words of the two columns so that you get a rhyme.
Edge Grass
Firewood Scallop
Herringbone Hut
Cockerel Needle
White-sided Fox
Bunny Cornflower
Magpie Sister
Titmouse Flower
Cowardly Bird
Picture words can be suggested. Children find a picture that is similar in sound-rhythmic structure.
Game with pictures

  • Teach children to choose a rhyme for the word - the name of the picture.
  • Develop language flair.

First you need to prepare cards with pictures from which you can make rhyming words, for example, a picture of a pipe, another picture of a sponge. All pictures are located on a large table or on a carpet on the floor. Children distribute them in rhymes. For example, near the picture of a river there is a picture of a stove, a donkey is a goat, a cat is a spoon, a watering can is a snake, etc.
1. One child takes a picture, the other finds a picture with a rhyming word. Both say their words out loud. The group repeats.
2. Place pictures face down. Open one picture and say the corresponding word out loud. Whoever can name the rhyming word gets a picture and can open the next one.
3. One picture is opened. All children draw an object called a rhyming word. Here the solution is represented by a figure.
Say a word

  • Teach children to write their own rhyming lines.

Teacher. You already know how to pick up rhyming words. Today we will try to make suggestions.
Where were you, squirrel, walking?
I collected nuts.
The squirrel jumped fast,
Lost all the nuts.
Whom did you find, hedgehog?
I brought a squirrel to you.
Yesterday we played in the forest,
We saw a huge mushroom.
A fungus stood aside,
The hedgehog couldn't find it.
Like a little hedgehog
Shoes have become torn.
And our squirrel
Clean plates.
We are poets

  • To teach children to compose quatrains that contain a whole story.

The teacher says to Paraska:
“What fairy tales have you read?”
Paraska thinks, "Oh,
I haven't read any!"
And behind someone whispers:
Paraska yelled: "Cap!"
Today we will also come up with funny poems. What or who do you want to write about?
Children answer.
Let's talk about the cat, let's support Serezha. I will write down what you tell me, and then I will read out what we have done.
Children come up with unexpected situations with a cat by rhyming words.
Children. The cat sat on the window. The cat saw a midge. The cat took a basket and went for potatoes. The cat sat on the window and dangled its legs. The cat put all the spoons in a basket.
Council. The most important thing is not to leave the words of children without attention. And for each word come up with a rhyme.
Stories to rhyme
• Teach children to write simple rhymes.
• Learn to distinguish between the sound and semantic sides of speech.
Teacher. Do you already know what rhyme is in poetry?
For example, the rhyme for the word flower can be a leaf, and for the word porridge - curdled milk. Bear cub Misha wants to teach you how to do it. They drew funny pictures with Druzhok and came up with inscriptions in verse for them. And the last word in the second line of each rhyme was not completed. Find the right rhyme yourself. It's not difficult at all.
A friend is behind the fence and looks timidly,
How cleverly a friend is wielding ... (with chalk).
Druzhka is disturbed by one thought
Will they see ... (elephant).
When Mishka gets tired of playing
Let him stand at the gate ...
All morning they searched and searched until
Found a new bowl...
Help Dunno compose poetry
• To teach children to distinguish between sound and semantic aspects of speech.
The teacher brings N. Nosov's book "Adventure Dunno".
Teacher. Guys, did you recognize this book? Today I will tell you how Dunno wrote poetry.
... After Dunno did not turn into an artist, he decided to become a poet and compose poetry ... Dunno came to the poet Tsvetik and said:
- Listen, Tsvetik, teach me to compose poetry. I also want to be a poet.
- Do you know what a rhyme is?
- Rhyme? No, I do not know.
- Rhyme is when two words end in the same way, - explained Tsvetik. - For example: a duck is a joke, a shortbread is a walrus. Understood?
- Understood.
- Well, say a rhyme for the word "stick".
- Herring, - Dunno answered.
Guys, help Dunno.
Game in progress.
All day long Dunno wrote poetry and finally came up with:
Znayka went for a walk to the river,
Jumped over a sheep.
Hurry was hungry -
Swallowed a cold iron.
Under Avoska's pillow
There is a sweet cheesecake.
Find rhymes

  • Teach children to identify rhyming words from a text by comparing them.

Teacher. Today I will read B. Shergin's story "Rhymes" to you, and your task is to hear rhyming words. Do you agree?
Shish went to the city on his business. It was summer, it was hot.
An uncle rides a horse ahead. Shish and asked him to give a lift. He sat down next to his uncle. But Shish cannot sit silently. He is only silent when he sleeps. He says:
- Uncle, let's play rhymes.
- What is it - rhymes?
- And let's say it so that it was smooth.
- Come on.
- Here, uncle, what was your father's name?
- My dad's name was Kuzma.
Shish says:
I'll take your Kuzma
by the beard!
- Why are you going to take my dad by the beard?
Shish says:
- This, uncle, is for rhyme. Tell me what your grandfather's name was.
- My grandfather's name was Ivan.
Shish says:
Your grandfather Ivan
Put the cat in his pocket.
The cat is crying and sobbing,
Your grandfather is scolding.
The uncle got excited:
- Why would my grandfather put a cat in his pocket? Why are you picking up such rubbish?
- This is an uncle, for rhyme.
- I'll tell you a rhyme, what's your name?
- My name is… Fedya.
Uncle says:
If you are Fedya,
Then catch a bear in the forest.
Ride a bear,
Get off my horse!
- Uncle, I was joking. My name is not Fedya, but Stepan.
Uncle says:
If you are Stepan,
Get on the eroplane,
On the eroplane and fly,
Get off my horse!
- Uncle, I was joking. My name is not Stepan, but… Silantiy.
Uncle says:
If you're Silantius,
Then get off my horse.
- What are you, uncle, there is no such word - “tears”.
- Although not, get off anyway!
Shisha had to get off the cart. It serves him right. If a kind person carries you on a horse, you sit silently, and do not invent all sorts of trifles.
Children find rhyming words in the text and name them.

Studying rhymes with a child. Rhyming games for the development of children's speech

Purpose: form an idea of ​​the rhyme


Clarify the concept of tongue twister.

To develop diction in children.

Introduce the concept of "rhyme".

To teach to invent the simplest rhymes for words.

Learn to work together, together, amicably.

Materials and equipment : ball, cards from the book “Speech games game library. Issue 11. We play rhymes. Games for the development of phonemic perception»

1. Speech warm-up

Dictionary exercise: pronounce intonation, highlighting the highlighted word in turn:

We are playing with words - we compose together,

We play with words - we compose together ,

Our meetings are good, we have fun from the heart!

We play with words - we compose together,

Our meetings are good , have fun from the heart!

Children with teachers remember what a tongue twister is and why it is needed. Then they, at will, pronounce any tongue twisters.

And learn new ones:

Buying a parrot,

Buy without fear:

Frightened parrots

Wake up the whole neighborhood. (Heinrich Wardenga)

There was a drama at the ball:

Noble Cavalier

From under the nose of a noble lady

Stole one eclair.

And another eclair,

And another eclair,

And another eclair -

Here's your cavalier. (Peter Sinyavsky)

2. Speech situation


Educator: Have you ever tried to become an echo? How does echo respond to questions? I'll ask, "What time is it now?" And is it for me?

Children: An hour! Hour!

Educator: That's right, "Hour!" That's how you are: if you become an echo, then answer the questions as it is. And to make it more fun, clap your hands when answering. The answer is two claps at the same time.

Caretaker (children)

Get ready, kids! (ra-ra)

The game is on! (ra-ra)

Don't be sorry for your hands (lei-lei)

Hand clap more fun (lei-lei)

What time is it now (hour-hour)

What time will it be in an hour (hour-hour)

And it's not true, there will be two (two-two)

Think, think, head (wah-wah)

How the rooster sings in the village (uh-uh)

Yes, not an owl, but a rooster (uh-uh)

Are you sure so (so-so)

How is it really? (how how)

What is twice two? (two-two)

My head is spinning! (wah-wah)

Is it an ear or a nose? (nose-nose)

(leader holding ear)

Or maybe some hay? (carriage-carriage)

Is that an elbow or an eye? (eye-eye)

(presenter points to elbow)

But what do we have here? (us-us)

(leader points to nose)

You are always good (yes-yes)

Or only sometimes (yes-yes)

Do not get tired of answering (chat-chat) when answering “no” fine

Please be quiet (-)

Game over. And those who have "blundered" and gave their phantom to the presenter are waiting for a fun task to be completed.

Educator: Since ancient times, people, writing proverbs, riddles, tongue twisters, tried to decorate these works of oral folk art, rhyming the ends of lines.

Thanks to rhyme, verses are collapsible. Rhyme is when words end the same way. For example, a cat - a spoon, a bump-mouse, a spruce-strand, a rose-mimosa, a sideboard-stool, an owl-head, a river-stove, etc. These words sound like the last syllables. Such ends of words are called rhymes.

Rhyme - consonance of the ends of poetic lines.

After that, the children find the rhyme in the poems "Firs" and "Vanechka - shepherd"


Fir-trees on the edge

To the top of the sky -

I listen, they are silent,

Looking at grandchildren.

And grandchildren - Christmas trees,

Fine needles -

At the forest gate

Dance. (Irina Tokmakova)

Vanya - shepherd

Sheep are standing in the meadow

Wool rolled into rings,

And plays for the sheep

A little man on the flute.

This is Vanya, the shepherd!

He has good hearing.

He hates the wolf too,

He won't hurt a lamb,

No matter what.

Vanya be a violinist! (Yunna Moritz)

Think of a rhyme game

Educator: Guys, I have a rhyming ball in my hands. Let's play rhyming words.

I ask the word, throw the ball, and whoever catches picks up a rhyme.

Friend (bow), crow (crown), business (boldly), barn (loaf), house (gnome), sleep (ringing), pillow (frog, bun, cheesecake, toy, girlfriend), path (bast basket, potatoes , cover, okroshka), pencil (jumble, hut, gouache, mirage, crew) ...

Match-up game

Educator: Now look carefully at the pictures in front of you and find the words that rhyme with each other.

Educator: There is another game for you.

I will start poetry now

I will start and you will finish

answer in unison.

Gray wolf in dense forest

I met a red… (fox).

Where did the sparrow dine?

In the zoo with ... (animals).

A cock with a prickly hedgehog

Cut fat with a sharp ... (knife).

Not scratchy, light blue,

Hung in the bushes ... (hoarfrost).

In winter, there are apples on the branches!

Collect it quickly!

And suddenly - apples fluttered.

After all, this is ... (bullfinches).

Game "Prompt the word" based on a poem by John Ciardi.

About amazing birds



I saw yesterday.

He was carrying a box,

On the box

Written: “Game”.

I am two blocks away

followed him

(Believe me, I'm not lying).


I asked him:

How to play

In game?

he smiled


Then he answered me:


What is a game

You haven't met yet.

Two birds


I have it in my box.

And if you want,

That's with you

We will play together.

And so that we

We could start

You must remember

What is dissimilar

These birds



Such funny birds -

Very hard work.

No wonder people


Their rhymes



Nimble birds

From a large box

Suddenly started

Pull out


Behind the word, the word.

One got

The word NAIL,

Other immediately -


One got

Word SAD,

Another phrase:


One got


Around the age of 4-5, children discover that many words sound coherent and rhyme with each other. Speech games, including rhymes, not only teach writing techniques, but also replenish the active vocabulary.

In addition, rhyming in one line or even a poetic work of words that are not related in meaning is a lot of fun! After all, you can make sense. For example, what does “cat” have to do with it when we said “spoon”? This is how funny poems are born...

Play rhyming with your children. And we will suggest some simple but exciting games for given rhymes.

“Secret transmission”. Pick up the ball and agree with the child that you are scouts. One scout passes a secret packet (ball) with a password to another. The second scout must say a response - a rhyme to the password, and then come up with his own password to transmit the secret package. You can complicate the game by connecting more participants to it, and even increasing the pace - for example, “get on your nerves”, counting out loud “one ... two ... three!”.

“Rhymes to the theme”. Prepare two jars or boxes and a few chips. Agree on what topic you are rhyming about, let's say "nature". Who remembered the rhyme - he puts a chip in his jar. Bear-bump. Bush crunch. Who is bigger?

“Talking pictures”. Looking at illustrations in any books, choose pictures and come up with rhymes for them. Complicate the game: think and say a rhyme aloud, and let the child find in the picture the object for which you chose the rhyme.

“Rhyme in image”. Fantasize! Depict rhyming objects, animals, phenomena with the help of plasticine sculptures, applications, crafts. Create an exhibition of rhymes - and make riddles for your guests! For those guests who find more rhymes at your exhibition, prepare special prizes.

“Rhyme one, rhyme two, dizzy”. Come up with children with poems, the beginning of which is given only in the first line. Some rhymes for words are easy to pick up, but fitting them into the rhythm of a poem is a more difficult task. Develop along with rhyme, and your baby will never have problems with rich figurative speech!

Poems are the first literary works that children get to know. From birth, babies were always sung lullabies, told nursery rhymes, jokes. Our ancestors did not know the mechanism of the influence of poetic forms on mental development. It was intuitive. Mothers lulled newborns with lullabies and entertained them with jokes. Scientists of the 20th century proved the influence of early communications with a child on his speech development.

Children who were read books from birth began to talk earlier than those who were left to themselves.

He hears his mother's speech, gets used to it, eventually recognizes individual words, feels the rhythm of speech. Emotionally colored speech attracts attention.

All this is of great importance for the formation of his own speech after a short time. Rhymed nursery rhymes and jokes are perceived best. Children love rhythm and expressive reading. Words that are similar in pronunciation are easier to remember due to associative links. Parents are surprised when at an early age children immediately memorize poems. This is a very good brain training, you need to support the kids in every way to repeat, and later - to the selection of rhymes. It's fun and most importantly, it's useful.

Rhymes develop phonemic awareness, auditory perception and language sense.

Rhymes for children under 3 years old

Their baby starts to distinguish from speech quite early. Reading must be accompanied by facial expressions. Rhymes should be simple: bull - barrel, cat - mouth, ball - jump .

Very useful for the formation of a sense of rhythm are such rhymes that you can choose yourself for almost any action:

- sha-sha-sha-sha-sha, the porridge was good ;

- zhu-zhu-zhu-zhu-zhu, I'm friends with the guys ;

- goo-goo-goo-goo, I'll run away quickly etc.

The meaning here is secondary, the main thing is rhythmic speech and repetitive syllables. With older children, on the basis of such “tambourines”, you can come up with games for the first versification.

Rhyme for preschool children contributes to faster memorization.

You can use short poems for educational and educational purposes. For example, learn the colors of a traffic light and their meanings, the names of animals, fruits, vegetables, etc. With the help of poetic texts, you can memorize almost any material.

How to explain the concept of rhyme to a child

Rhyme is a combination of the melody of words that have the same stressed vowels. In children's poems, common exact rhymes are usually used: sun - window, cat - mouth, bridge - growth , etc. More complex, original rhymes are found in older poetry.

Types of rhymes

  • Men's. The stress falls on the last syllable (home - young) .
  • Women's. The stress is on the penultimate syllable (gold - rich) .
  • Dactylic. The stress falls on the third syllable from the end of the word (pothole - depression) .
  • Hyperdactylic. The stress falls on the fourth or subsequent syllable (stretched - touched) .

To explain to a child what rhyme is, one can give an example familiar to many from the fairy tale “Dunno in the Sunny City”.

Recall that the main character decided to start writing poetry and picked up rhymes for words. The poet explained to Dunno that words should end the same way. As a result, Dunno rhymed "stick" and "herring".

Thus, it is not enough for words to have the same ending.

Definition for children! Rhyme - these are words similar in sound: Masha - porridge, nut - seagull, concrete - token and others.

Words do not have to end in the same way - the main thing is that they are combined with each other (icy - does not move) .

The sequence of teaching preschoolers to compose rhyming texts

Preschoolers from 3 to 5-6 years old have a penchant for versification. They really like the combination of words, word creation is actively manifested when children come up with their own words that are understandable only to a narrow circle of people.

Verbal experiments should never be interfered with. On the contrary, you need to support the child in finding rhymes and writing. This forms a sense of the beauty of speech, the native language and develops the imagination.

The formation of interest in poetic texts will help the child to better understand and perceive poetry in the future.

Stages of teaching preschoolers rhyming texts

1. Children need to be introduced to the algorithm for creating rhyming text. First, they are introduced to the concept of rhyme and its location (at the end of the line).

An approximate algorithm that can be offered to a preschooler from 4 years old:

1) Once upon a time...

2) Who or what was their name...

3) What did you do?

4) Conclusion. Everything that can be said about the object.

The algorithm changes depending on the theme of the poem and the objectives of the lesson.

2. Creation of a simple algorithmic poem with an adult.

3. The child tries to come up with a short poetic text on his own. You can’t push a preschooler, make fun of his attempts or put too much pressure. The process should captivate the baby. If he fails, an adult helps. Sooner or later, the child himself will learn to pick up rhymes.

Burime: examples of rhymes for children

Burime - composing poems on given rhymes. This literary game appeared in France in the 17th century. Entertainment quickly gained popularity. The nobles competed with each other in wit. Now this game is undeservedly forgotten.

Classic game rules:

Rhymes must be heterogeneous;

They must not be changed;

The theme of the poem is agreed in advance.

For children, of course, the game is adapted to the age and individual abilities.

Preschoolers can be encouraged to write their own poems.

A couple of rhymes are selected, then with these words you need to come up with sentences. For example, take a pair of "nibbles - crawls" . First, the child comes up with the first sentence. Usually it turns out a simple non-common sentence like "The puppy nibbles. " An adult with leading questions helps to complete the sentences. Questions might be:

How is the puppy feeling?

What do puppies usually chew on?

Where is the puppy chewing?

Work with the second sentence continues on the same principle.

Something like this might turn out:

The gray mouse quietly crawls into its house.

A child will remember such poems of his own composition for a long time.

Rhyming games for preschoolers

Preschool children learn everything through play. Classes for the selection of rhymes can be carried out not only at home. They can be used as a leisure activity on the road, on a walk or in a long queue. This will entertain the child and help the development of speech.

Rhymes for preschool children will be a great alternative to a tablet or cartoons.

1. The pictures show objects that rhyme with each other. The child must connect them with lines. You can make these tasks yourself or purchase a ready-made manual.

2. In kindergarten, and later in elementary school, funny riddles for children with answers in rhyme are widely used.

I am in a dense forest

I saw a red... (fox).

The boy saw for the first time:

I ran across the clearing ... (bunny).

All girls and boys

3. The child is asked to find rhyming pairs among word chains.

Cat, house, mouth;

Sleep, drink, whale;

Shepherd, rooster, package.

4. A game for two or more children - come up with as many rhymes as possible for a word. The word must be short and known to all participants.

5. An adult pronounces repeated syllables. It stops when the child says a rhyme. Examples:

- ha-ha-ha-ha-ha - foot ;

- ba-ba-ba-ba-ba - trumpet ;

- la-la-la-la-la - yule .

Reading children's poems and their own first poems will contribute to the development of speech in preschoolers and develop creative abilities.


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Match the rhyme

Ask your child to help write short rhymes. Say the words of the couplet, stopping at the last word. The last rhyme word is selected together with the baby (he needs to be offered a choice of 2 words).

Where are you going, Marina?

Into the forest where the ripe…

The rhyme offers a choice of berry names: “raspberry” and “blueberry”. If the child finds it difficult to make a choice, then the adult pronounces a couplet first with a non-rhyming word, and then with a rhyming one, inviting the child to choose the one that sounds better. When the rhyme word is chosen, the child repeats the rhyme on his own: “Where are you in a hurry, Marina? In the forest, where ripe raspberries.

Couplet examples:

We bought a cat

For the holiday… (Bow, boots)

I sewed a shirt for a bear.

I will sew him… (Jacket, pants)

We will wash now,

Need soap, need… (Powder, basin)

My sister has

Long… (Pigtails, ponytails)

On a swamp

Grew up… (Berries, mushrooms)

We visited the forest,

We saw there… (bear, fox)

village by the window

Grey… (Cat, dog)

I have a heavy load,

I am bringing home… (Apples, watermelon)

I will buy you… (Pie, kalach)

Presented to a bear

Happy birthday… (Typewriter, books)

Tears flow from Oksanka:

Her… (Skis, sleds)

The dog brought a bouquet to the goat -

She will be hearty… (Dinner, lunch)

The kitty was bitten by a fly,

And the kitty hurts . .. (paw, ear)

The game activates attention, develops speech hearing, teaches the child to choose rhymes.

From book Encyclopedia of Early Development Methods author Rapoport Anna

Pick up the cap Slowly unscrew caps and stoppers from bottles and jars of various sizes. Show your child how to fit and screw on the lids. Then stir the lids and arrange the bottles and jars on the table. Have your child find the lids for each

From book Academy of developing games. For children from 1 to 7 years old author Novikovskaya Olga Andreevna

Match to shape Prepare three balls, three cubes, three bricks, three prisms of the same color. Arrange all these items on the table separately. Show your child how to choose only cubes among objects. At the same time, say: “This is a cube. And here's another cube. And the same cube.

From book author

Pick up cover Prepare three or four small boxes of various shapes and sizes with removable lids, for example, square, round, rectangular, triangular, oval, heart-shaped . .. Place the boxes on the table and remove the lids. Offer the child again

Mastering the concept of rhyme by preschoolers with OHP

Purpose: the formation of children's ideas about rhyme, the development of children's speech through the use of an artistic word, through the use of poetic rhyme.
Tasks: to develop the ability to select a rhyme that is similar in meaning to a prepared quatrain, the ability of children to invent short quatrains, create a joyful mood, positive emotions, cultivate interest in poetry, poetic creativity.
Brief description: this material is intended for conducting GCD with older preschoolers and children of primary school age.

Assimilation of the concept of rhyme by preschoolers with OHP. Guidelines

With the development of phonemic perception, children with speech disorders, listening to the sounds of speech, comparing words according to sound patterns and finding similarities and differences in them, learn to feel the rhythm, rhyme, participate in the formation of language instinct. Their favorite exercises are game rhymes.
I bring to your attention the material that I use in my work.

Topics: “Sound [p]”; "Related Words"

Our fins would grow,
We would swim like ... (fish).
I would wave my flexible tail
And frolic like ... (fish).
Here he picks crumbs off the hook
Very small ... (fish).
Swims up, looking for food,
Large ... (fish).
“Eh. Lost my catch! -
I got angry ... (fisherman), -
The fish does not bite in any way,
It can be seen that I am bad ... (fisherman).
Almost crying from resentment,
But he sits all day ... (fishing).
The fisherman is terribly sorry,
What failed ... (fishing).

Speech therapist reads a poem, children add the sound combination TRY:

Our sister's kittens are s... ry, their paws are fast,
Their claws are sharp, their fur coats are s... ry, and their eyes are hi... ry!

"Pot of porridge" (sound automation [l])

Children pronounce the syllable LA in incomplete words.

Boiling porridge in a pot..,
Hissing.., puffing..,
Lifting the lid..,
And crawling out...
With a hundred.., then with a hundred..,
The whole apartment is occupied..,
Carefully the door is open..,
Roll down the steps..,
Float along the way..,
Burned Masha porridge..,
Dasha’s porridge crawled into her mouth…
And ran into our pockets..,
Run into our sleeves…
And drip down the fingers of a hundred…
Our entire city was flooded…
Miracles! Well de...!


Guys, let's play soon.
We will choose different words!
Say any words, okay?
But only such that it turns out ... (smoothly).

Speech therapist throws the ball and pronounces a word, the one who catches the ball answers with a word consonant with the name: stove - river, sheep, candle, heart, porch, ring;
bird - titmouse, match, tablet, pigtail ...

"Help and deceiver"

Rhyme can be a help. By rhyme, you can guess, for example, what kind of animal it is.

Instead of wool, the needles are all over,
The enemy of mice is prickly ...
The beast wears a horn on its nose
And is called ...
Among the animals is reputed to be a king,
His name is fearless ...
A log floats along the river.
Oh, and it's furious!
Those who fell into the river,
bite off the nose ...
He can swim all day
In ice-cold water ...
He knows a lot about sheep
Ferocious gray ...
Lucky on himself
Own house ...

And here are the verses with a rhyme-deceiver: one word is guessed, and the rhyme suggests a completely different one.

What the master says,
He will calmly repeat.
Ah yes voice, ah yes hearing!
What a clever girl…
Honey with raspberries is a dish
A meal for...
I dig a hole day and night,
I don’t know the sun at all,
You won’t find my eyes…,
And my name is .

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