Grade Levels: K-3

These classroom activities are designed to complement the Rhyming Words topic on BrainPOP Jr.

Nursery Rhymes
Together as a class, brainstorm different nursery rhymes. Invite students to sing or say the rhymes or write them on the board or in their notebooks. Help students find rhyming words and discuss if they are in the same word family. Then have students make up their own rhymes. You may want students to work together in small groups or pairs to create a rhyme and find rhyming words. Encourage students to use rhyming dictionaries from the library or on the Internet.

Rhyme Rap

Create a rap together about school. Brainstorm different ideas to put into the rap and write the first line together. Then have each student write a line of the rap. You can set the rap to music or have students bang on drums to create a beat. You may wish to perform the rap in front of family and friends during an open house or back-to-school night.

Rhyme Round

Have students sit in a big circle and bring in a ball. Say a word and roll the ball to a student to say a rhyming word. Then have that student come up with another word and roll the ball to a different person. Make sure every student gets an opportunity to say a rhyming word.