We are working on rhyming so I made up a match game using some simple rhyming words. Here's what we used to make our game:
Construction paper (colors of your choice)
Dry erase marker
Hot glue gun
I started off by laminating the colors of construction paper we wanted to use
Cut them into ice-pop shapes
Add popsicle sticks by hot gluing them to the ice-pops. I used colored popsicle sticks because we have BOXES of them but you could use just the plain wood color too.
Once this part was done I used a dry erase marker so that I could wipe the words off and use different words for future play.
Here's how they looked once all done:
The game is played just like any other match game by flipping the ice-pops over and then trying to find 2 words that rhyme. If the player finds two matching words they play again.
Nope, not a match....try again!
Sounding out the words and.....yay, a match!
Another match, way to go!
Big brother played too although way too easy for him!
Here's a pic to show how easy it is to wipe off the words to play with new words, numbers or shapes!
You can even put your player to work but wiping the words off!
This ice pop game can be played many different ways. We are also working on sight words so before making this sentence I wrote some sight words onto the ice pops, said the word and asked my daughter to find them. Once she did I put the words together to form a sentence, like this one:
These ice pops are even perfect for making patterns!
And for younger children you could simply play a match game by finding 2 of the same color ice-pops. A fun way to work on color recognition!