Little Miss Teacher Blog

By Clara Fiorentini

Monday, 21 January 2019

Squirrels in a Tree - A Rhyming Game

Rhyming is a concept which needs to be taught explicitly and effectively. Incorporating games makes it more meaningful for young learners.

'Squirrels in a Tree' is a lovely rhyming game which suits Infants right up to 1st or 2nd class.

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Materials Required: Rhyming Picture Cards

Save yourself the time in creating cards - has some lovely, ready-made **free** downloads which would work perfectly with this game! I've linked them below:

How to play: 

1. Divide the class in half, one group are the “trees” and the other group are the “squirrels.”

2. The “trees” are given one picture card each and the "squirrels" are given cards that match those of the trees.

3. The “trees” move around the room or hall, find a location and become stationary.

4. When the teacher calls, “Squirrel in a tree!” the “squirrels” must move around and find their matching “tree.”

5. Matching pairs can then work together to think of additional words that rhyme with their pictures.

Easy peasy, lots of fun and a great way of promoting literacy through social & physical learning!

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