Rhyming Words for Kids Play-to-Learn

Aligned to the Common Core Standards CCSS RF.K.2a, CCSS RF.K.2.

Want to teach your students about rhyme? Rhyming words for kids are hugely important, especially for developing strong reading, writing skills, and other essential skills. Studies have shown that kids who can pick up on the sound of the English language increase their verbal skills, cognitive skills, and phonological awareness, too. So, teaching words that rhyme can greatly impact a child's developmental skills and set them up for the future. Silly songs, nursery rhymes, and rhyming word lists are powerful resources to have on hand, especially for learning about word families and the patterns of words; they aren't just fun for preschoolers and elementary; they're educational too. Scroll down for fun play to learn activity ideas designed for busy parents and teachers with minimal prep time.

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Rhyming Words for Preschoolers List

Learning about words that rhyme can start as early as preschool to provide a solid foundation for literacy, especially for early learners showing interest in English vocabulary. This rhyming words list is designed for preschoolers to develop strong language abilities, but you can use it with struggling or early readers too.

The An Family

  1. Can
  2. Man
  3. Pan
  4. Gran
  5. Ran

The At Family

  1. Cat
  2. Mat
  3. Sat
  4. Bat
  5. Fat

The Og Family

  1. Frog
  2. Dog
  3. Jog
  4. Log
  5. Fog

The Ot Family

  1. Hot
  2. Not
  3. Spot
  4. Got
  5. Pot

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3-Letter Rhyming Words List

Check out our 3-letter rhyming words list for a simple introduction to rhyming words for kids to learn more about rhyming patterns, improve phonological awareness, and for playing around with.

The Ab Word Family

  1. Fab
  2. Tab
  3. Lab
  4. Tab
  5. Cab

The Ad Word Family

  1. Dad
  2. Mad
  3. Sad
  4. Had
  5. Rad

The Am Word Family

  1. Jam
  2. Sam
  3. Bam!
  4. Ham
  5. Yam

The Ar Word Family

  1. Car
  2. Far
  3. Jar
  4. Are
  5. Star

3-letter Rhyming Words Worksheets - Digital Classroom

Look at the pictures and answer the question in the quiz below. You will find three separate words that rhyme worksheets with quiz questions after each one. Focus on the An, Am, and Ad word family with our short, interactive resources.

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An Family

Man

An Family

Can

An Family

Ran

An Family

Pan

An Family Quiz

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Which of these words rhymes with man?

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Am Family

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Am Family

Yam

Am Family

Jam

Am Family

Ham

Am Family

Bam!

Am Family Quiz

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Which of these words rhymes with yam?

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Ad Family

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Ad Family

Dad

Ad Family

Mad

Ad Family

Sad

Ad Family

Rad

Ad Family Quiz

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Which of these words rhymes with dad?

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Rhyming Words Lists for Early Elementary

These rhyming word lists are for early elementary kids to work on recognizing and producing correct rhyming words according to the common core standards for early elementary. At this stage of rhyme recognition, it's much more important to play around with rhyme time and introduce age-appropriate skills with fun rhyming activities. Scroll down for a quick checkpoint quiz.

Words That Rhyme With -AG

  • Bag
  • Rag
  • Nag
  • Tag
  • Wag

Words That Rhyme With -AKE

  • Bake
  • Make
  • Take
  • Cake
  • Fake
  • Sake

Words That Rhyme With -AME

  • Blame
  • Name
  • Came
  • Game
  • Same

Words That Rhyme With -AP 

  • Cap
  • Map
  • Nap
  • Rap
  • Yap
  • Zap
  • Lap
  • Sap

Words That Rhyme With -AY

  • Day
  • Hay
  • Lay
  • May
  • Pay
  • Say
  • Way
  • Spray

Words That Rhyme With -AT

  • Sat
  • Mat
  • Pat
  • That
  • Rat

Words That Rhyme With -EN

  • Pen
  • Den
  • Hen
  • Men
  • When
  • Ten
  • Then

Words That Rhyme With -ET

  • Pet
  • Met
  • Net
  • Yet
  • Let
  • Wet

Early Readers Rhyming Words Quiz

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Which of these words rhyme with sat?

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Which of these words rhyme with then?

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Which of these words rhyme with day?

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Gaining an Ear for Rhyme Classroom Activity Ideas

Rhymes for children should be fun and engaging to develop their understanding of the connection between sounds to encourage their language development. Focus on simple topics like body parts and everyday objects for a strong vocabulary. Here are some awesome activity ideas that you can try.

Object Memory Game

Collect a set of objects that have rhyming pairs. For example, you could use a toy car, a small pan, a pen, and a ten-dollar note. Have your students pick out the objects from a small bag or bin one at a time. Ask them if they know of any words that rhyme with that object. You could even have some flashcards with the words written out to help them. Once they've identified the rhyming pairs and picked out all the objects, you can see if they remember other rhyming pairs for those objects. Helping your child with recognition through fun rhyming activities will improve their verbal and communication skills.

Body Parts Game

Body parts and rhyme for kids go hand in hand. Get your students moving and working on their kinaesthetic learning skills by playing what body part rhymes with this word...? Hold up a flashcard, use our word lists, or spell out a word and have students point to a body part that rhymes with that word. For example, leg rhymes with peg, and so forth. You could even use this activity with pictures.

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