Rhyme Time Flipbook

Rhyme Time Flipbook lesson plan

Recognizing rhyming words is essential for success with phonics and spelling. Students create this pocket-size flipbook that will grow along with their vocabulary!

  • 1.

    Open this lesson by asking students to provide examples of words that rhyme. Document student contributions with Crayola® Dry Erase Markers and a classroom white board. Put contributions in a double-list format so that students are able to see the words and distinguish the letters.

  • 2.

    Once the discussion has concluded, provide students with Crayola Gel Markers, several 3" x 5" index cards that have been cut in half, and several whole index cards. The index cards may be color-coded and all cards have been hole punched in the same place (on the left side of the card).

  • 3.

    On the classroom white board, write two ending letters for the students to work with. Ask students to write these on one of their whole 3" x 5" index cards. For example, two ending letters could be "ar".

  • 4.

    Using their Crayola Gel Markers, ask students to write on a half index card a letter or letters that connect with the ending letters supplied by the facilitator. For example, students could supply the letter "t" for "tar" or the letters "st" to create "star".

  • 5.

    Now it is time to connect the two cards to see words. Students secure the half index cards to the whole cards using a brass fastener. Additional cards can be added as students learn new rhyming terms.

  • 6.

    Students flip through their books to find rhyming words.


  • LA: Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).
  • LA: Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade level topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
  • VA: Use visual structures of art to communicate ideas.


  • This activity can be adapted for a study of specific consonant blends, long and short vowels, etc.