Snowmen are EVERYWHERE this time of year! We are enthralled by all of their magical wonders.
Instead of just talking about snowmen, we incorporate them into our classroom in various ways. One of my treasured activities is when we read our stacks of Snowman Books while we eat our decorated snowman cookies!
So when we’re able to make a connection between this season and language arts, our students will get excited about learning and find a love for reading.
Rhyming is an important part of teaching our early readers how language works. When they can anticipate the rhyming word, students will then be able to make predictions when reading.
Rhyming is even more fun when you connect it to something students are interested in. Like snowmen or these Gingerbread Men Rhyming Puzzle
We’ve created another way to connect snowmen with literacy. Use these Snowman Rhyming Puzzles to help preschool and kindergarten students build their phonological awareness in a hands-on way.
Inside You’ll Find:
- 14 pages of puzzles
- Each page contains four different puzzle pieces.
I recommend you print this center on cardstock and laminate it so you can use the center year after year. Here are my tips for keeping my Language Arts materials organized throughout the year.
Supply list for Snowman Rhyming Puzzles:
- paper or card stock
- laminating pouches
- Snowman Rhyming Puzzles Printable (scroll down to download!)
Using the Snowman Rhyming Puzzles
Students will start their rhyming game by placing all of the pieces on the floor or table. You may want to have your little learners to work in small groups the first time they try to complete the Snowman Rhyming Puzzles.
They will then pick a rhyming puzzle piece. This student chose a snowman with a “net” on it.
Students will then sort through all of the snowmen looking for pictures that match each rhyming word. This student found the match with “jet.”
To get this freebie, use the ‘click here to download’ button at the bottom of this page.
This card shows a student placing a snowman with “hat” and “cat” as the corresponding rhyming words.
Once they connect their rhyming snowmen, they can then choose another snowman and continue matching their rhyming snowmen until all the words are done or their time is up.
If you have younger students or students struggling with this concept that might be overwhelmed with all the pieces at one time, you can differentiate this activity and give them only two rhyming sets at a time. Once they master the words you gave them, you can slowly add in more pieces.
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Download Your Snowman Rhyming Puzzles Printable Below!
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Have fun finding all the ways to rhyme and playing our Snowman Rhyming Puzzles activity in your classroom!