Lesson Plan Title : Rhyming Word Relay

Age Range: Kindergarten through Grade 2 (Elementary Level)

Overview and Purpose : It's time to rhyme! Students will enjoy this fast-paced challenge to come up with more rhyming words than the opposing teams.

Objective: The student will be able to add a word to a list of words that rhyme.


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Divide students into groups of 5 or 6 and have them line up in rows. Give the first student of the first team a word and tell them to name a word that rhymes with it. The second student then names a word that rhymes with the first two words. Continue down the row until a student cannot think of a rhyming word. Move to the next group and give them a new word to rhyme. Have them try to name more words than the group before them did. The team with the most words wins.


To increase the difficulty of this game, do everything above, but have each student name a rhyming word and use it (and the previous word) in a rhyming sentence (i.e. "The pot is hot.") Have each student continue adding to the sentence until a student cannot think of a word or makes a mistake when repeating the sentence. Time each team. The team who names the most words and uses them in a sentence in the shortest amount of time is the winner.