Preschool Literacy - Rhyme and Paint Game
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We are kicking off a new year of the Virtual Book Club for Kids. The author for the month of September is Bill Martin Jr. We have many favorites written by Bill Martin Jr. including Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? and Chicka Chicka 123. Each month for the Virtual Book Club I like going to the library and choosing a new to us book to read. This month we found Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat, Are You Waking Up? I am using All About Reading Pre-Reading Level with J-Bug (4), and this week we have been focusing on rhyming. Since each page of Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat, Are You Waking Up? has a rhyme, I thought it would be fun to set up a rhyming game for him using words from the book.
I wrote the rhyming words from each page of the book on a piece of construction paper using a black Sharpie. Then I mixed lime green liquid watercolor paint into shaving cream for our paint. Any paint can be used. J-Bug is a little partial to shaving cream paint, so that's why I chose it. Food coloring works well to tint the shaving cream.
I read the first word in the left column and then three words from the right column. As I read the words I pointed to them. J-Bug listened carefully to hear the word that rhymed. Once he said the correct word he got to paint the rhyming words with the shaving cream paint.
I continued reading the words until he found all of the rhyming matches.
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