Rhyming Activity: Crayon Color Chant

Our Early Childhood Education Team is exploring early childhood themes all year long.   This week the focus is on colors. I’m sharing a playful phonological awareness activity to build rhyming skills.

A quick and easy phonological awareness rhyming activity that works well with a color themed unit.

Rhyming Activity

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Why We Chose This Activity

I think one of the reasons that my kids love rhyming so much is that they associate it with the countless books filled with rhyming words that we have read.  I really need to do a post filled with our favorite rhyming books!

Last week we were coloring at the table and I asked my youngest son to pass me the crayon that rhymed with jello.  He quickly handed me the yellow crayon.  So, I thought we could turn this into a whole activity that would work on rhymingand color recognition too.

Setting Up

The materials needed and set-up instructions could not be easier!

Materials Needed: crayons and a shallow box

the crayons in the box for the rhyming activity

Dump the crayons in a shallow box. Use the following colors: red, blue, yellow, green, white, brown, black, pink, and gray.  You really could use just about any color!

Time to Play

You are ready to play.  Chant the following little rhyme and have your child find the crayon color that completes each rhyme.

So many crayons in the crayon box.  Can you find a crayon that rhymes with ________?

Rhyming pairs:

bed/red                         jello/yellow                      bean/green               frown/brown            wink/pink

glue/blue                      bite/white                         sack/black                tray/gray

Continue to chant until all crayons have been removed from the box.

picking a crayon for the rhyming activity

To extend the activity, have the child generate their own rhyme for each color as he or she puts each one back in the box.

Here is a little video of the activity in action.

 

Enjoy rhyming with your child and building phonological skills!  Your child is preparing to read.

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Keep reading.  Visit the links below for more great color ideas from the #teachECE team!

Roll a Color Alphabet Game by Mom Inspired Life 
Color Counting Book by Tiny Tots Adventures 
Color Insect DIY Book for Writing Practice by The Educators’ Spin On It 
Shades and Tints by Rainy Day Mum
Color Surprise Game by Still Playing School  
Fine Motor Color Sorting Activity by Munchkins and Moms 

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About Jodie Rodriguez

Jodie Rodriguez is a mom of two young boys and an early childhood/elementary educator with over 18 years of experience. Jodie's passion is helping parents, teachers, librarians and anyone else interested in nurturing our youngest readers.

Comments

  1. Oh, what a fun idea! What rhymes with Violet? 😉 Just kidding!

  2. Our kids love to rhyme. We will have to try this out!

  3. Love RHYMING chants! This is such a great idea for incorporating literacy skills and color recognition! Kids will LOVE it.

  4. This is a perfect literacy activity for a color theme! Great idea!

  5. What a fun idea! Even my older kids would love this!

  6. What a fun and simple idea! I can’t wait to try rhyming colors with my boys!

  7. What a fun game – I tried it and we had great fun with purple! some interesting words invented with that rhyme

  8. This is going to be fun. My four year old is into rhyming right now. Thanks

  9. What a super fun rhyming color game! Love it!

  10. We have not used crayons to rhyme before…what a great idea! Would love for you to link this up at Made for Kids link partyhttp://www.theresourcefulmama.com/made-for-kids-link-party-1/

  11. I love ideas like this that are super easy. I’ll be using this idea today with my grandsons. Thanks for sharing!

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