Do you remember that little rhyme about the three little kittens who lost their mittens so they weren’t going to get any pie? Today, we are helping those little kittens find their mittens and helping our kids learn to rhyme.
Rhyming is a tool that readers and writers utilize. I talked about rhyming being one of the pieces of phonological awareness in a previous post.
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Materials needed: colored construction paper, stickers (here is our favorite sticker book) and scissors
- Cut out 10 sets of mittens. We did ours super quick on the Cricut One Explore machine.
- Find a rhyming set of stickers for each pair of mittens. You could also draw pictures on each mitten.
- Divide the sets and place half of the mittens on the floor.
Time to Play and Learn
Read and then recite The Three Little Kittens with your child. We love the illustrations in Paul Galdone’s book.
Then, tell the child that he or she is going to help the kittens find the lost mittens. Say, “We have to use our rhyming skills to find each pair of mittens.”
Hand out the first mitten and have your child identify the picture. Then say, “Find the lost mitten that rhymes with _____.”
As the missing mitten is found, place with the match in a pile. Continue playing until all mittens have a match.
Now, how about a piece of pie?
Explore some of the other nursery rhyme activities from the Early Childhood Education Team. But, before you go…