Get the bofa off the sofa. Have you seen those ghairs under my stairs? We are having all sorts of rhyming fun today inspired by There’s a Wocket in My Pocket by Dr. Seuss.
Many of us read Dr. Seuss books throughout the year, but we tend to read even more the closer it gets to Dr. Seuss’ birthday. March 2nd is the day! It also happens to be Read Across America Day.
We have a fun and FREE printable book for you to use with kids to build rhyming skills. It’s a perfect compliment to really any of Dr. Seuss’ books.
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Read There’s a Wocket in My Pocket
Almost all of the Dr. Seuss books are full of playful rhymes. Most of them would pair nicely with the activity below. But, There’s a Wocket in My Pocket really showcases rhyming making it perfect for little ones to identify the rhyming pairs. There is generally only one sentence on each page with lots of picture support.
As you read, stop and ask the kids to identify each rhyming set. You could even have them generate other words that rhyme with each pair.
Make and Read There’s a Rhyme in My Lime
Now, it’s time to generate some more rhymes.
Materials needed: book template (free download below), crayons, pencil or pen, scissors and stapler
- Print the free download of There’s a Rhyme in My Lime. DOWNLOAD HERE
- Cut the pages apart and stack to create a book. Staple to bind.
Now, it’s time rhyme and write. Read each page with the kids. Have them generate a word that rhymes with the last word in each sentence. The sillier the words the better. The kids can write their generated words or you could scribe for them.
Then, have the kids draw a picture of a creature on each page in the correct location.
This is a great book for kids to read and practice fluency. They will independently want to read it over and over again.
For more Dr. Seuss literacy ideas, check out these posts.