This resource includes 20 game mats to practice rhyming words and word families. Mats are broken down by CVC words, CVCe words, short vowel words, and long vowel words. These work great for morning tubs, early finisher activities, and literacy centers.
To prepare this activity print the game mat and laminate or slide in a page protector. Students will need a dot cube and a game piece or manipulative to mark their space.
Students will play with a partner. Each player will take turns rolling the dot cube. They will identify the number they rolled and refer to the key on the right side of the mat. They will identify the nearest rhyming word on the game mat and move their game piece to that word. The first player to reach the end of the game mat is the winner.
Tip: To help students decide which player goes first, supply students with a dot cube. Have each student roll the dot cube. The player that rolls the bigger number goes first.