We are already on day 4 of the Ice Cream Printable Bonanza!! I’m cheating a little bit here and doing popsicles. I just thought these double popsicles would be perfect for a rhyme matching game!! So popsicle rhymes it is!
How to Use the Popsicle Rhymes
First, print all of the popsicles on regular paper (you can use cardstock or laminate them for more durability). There are 12 different sets of rhymes, but for an early rhymer you could just print out one or two pages!
Cut them out on the solid lines. Try to cut as close to the middle of the popsicles as possible!
Next mix up all of the popsicle halves and present them to your child. Feel free to start off with just a handful of the rhymes at first so it’s not too overwhelming.
We started off slow with just four popsicles. Typically, when we start rhymes I help by saying the word out loud and really emphasizing the last syllable. “Mmmmm OUSE. MMmmm OUSE. c…AT. Hmm OUSE and AT don’t really sound alike. Let’s try another. Mmmm OUSE H OUSE. Ouse, Ouse…hey those sound alike!”
When first tackling those rhymes it can be helpful to over-enunciate the words.
Let them match the two printable halves together. If the colors don’t match you’ll know for sure it isn’t a rhyme. The colors repeat though so a matching color isn’t necessarily a rhyme either.