Rhyming Lesson Plan: Identify and Generate Rhyming Words

Submitted by: Angela Watson

Grade Levels: K-3

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-3, students use BrainPOP Jr. resources to identify and generate rhyming words in a variety of contexts.

Lesson Plan Common Core State Standards Alignments

Students will:

  1. Identify and generate rhyming words in a variety of contexts


  • Computer and projector to watch BrainPOP Jr. as a class
  • Crayons or markers
  • Printed class set of copies for the Activity


word family; rhyme; spell; vowel; consonant


Preview the movie and read through the Background Information and Activities page to familiarize yourself with the scope of the movie and browse additional lesson ideas you may wish to incorporate. You may also choose to introduce the concept of rhyming to students by reading aloud one of the book recommendations on the Read About It page.

Lesson Procedure:

  1. Introduce the Talk About It activity. Invite students to brainstorm rhymes for the words listed.
  2. Share the Belly Up Comic with students. Ask children what they notice about the words Joey and Frank are saying. What are rhyming words?
  3. s students finish coloring the picture of Moby, play the Catch It game as a closing activity.
  4. Challenge students to figure out which body part is the missing rhyme, and color it in on their papers. You might use sentences such as: These help Moby hear, color in each ___ [ear]; Moby's heading south, color in his ___ [mouth]; Moby likes to hear the bands, color both his ___ [hands]; Don't let Moby cry, color each and every ___ [eye]; and Now you've done your best, color all the ___ [rest].
  5. Tell the class that you're going to say a series of sentences that each have a missing rhyming word that is a part of Moby's body.
  6. Show the Rhyming Words movie. Pause throughout to discuss students' observations and ideas about rhymes.
  7. Distribute crayons and copies of the Activity to students.

Extension Activity:

Invite students to teach some new rhyming words to Moby! During centers, in small groups, or for homework, have students finish the Activity by filling in some rhyming words and constructing the Moby cut-out.