Matching Rhyming Words

This language lesson is designed for 3 to 6-year-old children. It guides them to expand their vocabulary and improve their confidence in the pronunciation of some words.   Matching activities are numerous and can be modified to fit different age groups and enhance knowledge in other areas.

Benefits of Matching Rhyming Words Activity

  • It improves a child’s ability to understand the pronunciation of some words.
  • It encourages the learning of new vocabulary.
  • It improves their concentration
  • It generates an opportunity to practice reading.
  • It builds a sense of order

Materials Required for Matching Rhyming words 

  • A small mat
  • A small tray
  • Two sets of 8 or more words.  The words of one group rhyme with the words of the other group.

How to Introduce Matching Rhyming Words Activity to the Child?

In this activity, the child matches pairs of rhyming words with no pictures.

  1. the tray with the words to a mat or a table.
  2. To clear the space, place the tray in one corner of the mat.
  3. Take a set of cards and line them up on the left side of the mat.
    If there are many cards, you will need to make two columns.
  4. Take a card from the other set,  read the word, and compare it with the first card on the mat by reading. If it’s the rhyming word, leave it there. If the cards don’t match, compare your card with the following cards until you find the rhyming word.
  5. Repeat the process with the other cards until all cards match.
  6. Pick up each set of cards, shuffle them, and put them back in the tray.

Variations and Extensions

To address this activity for younger children, you can use pictures. If you want to use this activity with older children, you can include more complex words.

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  • english language
  • Language
  • language development
  • primary
  • primary level