My 5 year old still isn’t quite ready to read.
Am I worried? Oh goodness, no.
I know from my experience with my 3 other readers, that children read in their own due time.
She is still practicing letter sounds and rhyming words, so this set of printable rhyming mats is just perfect for her current stage!
Printable Rhyming Mats
Throughout our school week, I try to provide my early Kindergartner with many different types of phonics activities. She still struggles with a few letter sounds, so many of our activities focus on that.
She has rhyming down pat, but loves any and all rhyming activities. We will easily incorporate these rhyming mats in our school this coming week!
In this printable set, you’ll find 6 rhyming mats. Each mat has a picture at the top, and your child’s job is to find the other three pictures that rhyme with it.
I printed the rhyming mats and the single pictures on card stock so she could do this activity several times.
You can certainly print on plain printer paper and use this as a cut & paste activity.
I’ve included the following words in this rhyming mats set:
► -in: fin, bin, pin, win
► -en: hen, pen, den, ten
► -ug: bug, hug, mug, rug
► -ip: tip, dip, hip, zip
► -et: pet, net, wet, vet
► -at: hat, bat, cat, fat
There are only a million rhyming books (thank you, Dr. Seuss!), however, here are a few my younger girls turn to time and time again.
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Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss “Mr. Brown is out of town!”
Richard Scarry’s Best Mother Goose Ever – a favorite, even with my bigger kids!
Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb by Al Perkins – just the best!
And I just bought this one and can’t wait to read it!
Read Aloud Rhymes for the Very Young by Jack Prelutsky
Note that this printable set is for personal or classroom use. Enjoy!
→ Also make sure you check out Rhyming Picture Cards!