Grade Levels: K-3

These family and homeschool activities are designed to complement the Rhyming Words topic on BrainPOP Jr.

Rhyming Hunt

Together with your child, walk around your home and find an object, such as a hat. Then have your child find another object in the house that rhymes with hat. If your child cannot find an object, he or she can say, draw, or write a rhyming word. Remember to switch roles with your child.


Many children’s songs use rhymes. Sing different songs with your child and identify and discuss the rhyming words. Then come up with your own rhyming song, using a tune of a favorite song. If possible, record you and your child singing the new song!

Mad Ads

Have your child find ads that use rhymes. Encourage him or her to look in magazines, newspapers, or even billboards. If possible, have your child take pictures of ads they see on the street. Discuss each rhyme and talk about what words rhyme and their word families. How do rhymes make things easy to remember? Why might ads use rhymes? Then have your child make his or her own ads using rhymes. You may want to give the ads a public service or public health focus such as caring for the environment, reading more, or getting exercise. Post the ads around the home or neighborhood.