The weather is warming up and that means more time spent outdoors. It’s a perfect time to take our phonological awareness learning outside. Today we are rhyming with a fun giant-sized rhyming memory game that can be played alone or with a small group.
Getting the Game Ready
You will need 8 small colored paper plates, the print-out of rhyming images (see below), scissors, and glue.
Print out the free download. Cut around each image and glue the images to the back side of each plate.
Playing the Game
Find a grassy area, driveway, or playground and lay the plates out in two equal rows.
Each player gets turns over two plates and says each word. If the pictures rhyme, the player has a match and should remove the plates from the board. If the pictures do not match, they should be turned back over. Play continues to the next player. The person with the most matches wins.
For more outdoor activities, visit the Early Childhood Team’s ideas below.
Engineering Mud Bricks from Munchkins and Moms
Teach Tally Marks with Outdoor Math from The Educators’ Spin On It
Simple Outdoor Number Activities from Fun-A-Day