While we’re out enjoying some fun in the sun, we start thinking about all the ways we can still learn things while having a great time.
So if we’re able to make a connection between watermelons and rhyming, our students will find learning interesting and find a love of words with this Watermelon Rhyming freebie.
We celebrate everything summer by reading our collection of Summer Books. And we decorate our classroom with adorable Summer Crafts for Little Learners, which are keepsakes our little learners are so proud to bring home and to keep students bust boredom this summer we give them our boredom buster BINGO.
In keeping with our summer theme, we work on our number sense with our Summer First to 20 game! The giggles are contagious as our kids race to be the first to make it to 20.
And we wouldn’t have it any other way!!
Because playing literacy and math games is a great way to get kids learning without realizing they’re learning.
Rhyming is one of the first skills our beginning readers master when learning to read because it’s a perfect way to build strong phonemic awareness skills.
To connect this fun season with this pre-reading skill, we’ve created Watermelon Rhyming. This fun game encourages kids to match rhyming words.
Want even more ways to connect learning with seasons? Be sure to take a look at our Seasons BINGO Bundle. Your students will love it!
Inside You’ll Find:
- 10 pages of puzzles in both color and black and white
- Each page has three different sets of rhyming words
I find it works best if you print these puzzles on cardstock and laminate it so you can use it year after year. Here’s how I like to keep my Language Arts materials organized throughout the year.
Supply list for Watermelon Rhyming:
- paper or card stock
- laminating pouches
- Watermelon Rhyming Printable (scroll down to download!)
Using Watermelon Rhyming
Students will start this summer-themed rhyming puzzle activity by placing all of the pieces on a table or the floor. You may want to have students work in small groups the first time they try to complete their puzzles.
Make sure you go over each picture so students know what the words are.
To start working on their puzzles, students will pick a watermelon with a picture on it.
They will then search for the matching seed that rhymes with the picture. I always encourage my students to say the words out loud as they find the matching cards.
To save on ink, these puzzles are also offered in black and white. Students can color the pictures themselves as they come up with the answers to the puzzles!
To get this freebie, use the ‘click here to download’ button at the bottom of this page.
Once they connect their watermelon picture with their corresponding rhyming word, they can then choose another watermelon slice and continue matching until all the cards are gone 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 one watermelon slice at a time. Once they master the rhyming words you gave them, you can slowly add in more pieces.
To challenge your students, they can match the puzzles and then write sentences with the words they matched or they can write a story using as many of the words that rhyme as they can.
Are you students ready to build words? Your students can build words all year long with our Word Building Mega Bundle. It has 12 themed word building activities.
Want More Literacy Ideas?
If you want to implement literacy across your classroom with all the stations and centers and activities created for you be sure to check out our Ice Cream Literacy and Math Centers. With over 50 printables this will make planning your literacy centers so much easier.
Download Your Watermelon Rhyming Printable Below!
If you can’t find a resource that you would LOVE to have for your classroom, Contact me and I would be happy to make it for you.
Click the button below to download. You will immediately be redirected to the freebie.
Have lots of fun with your little learners as you practice Watermelon Rhyming in your classroom.