Encourage your child to create a rap - it's a great way to flex creativity and play with rhyming words.
- Target Age: 6 - 9
- Learning Goals: Rhyming
- Related Episode: 102 - “Scent of a Human”
- Related Game:Jessica’s Joyride
- Crayons or markers
- Index cards or paper
- To start the rap, ask your child to choose a word ending such as –ell, -ed, -ink, or –at. Have her try to think of as many rhyming words as she can for her word ending. She should come up with at least 10 words.
- Ask your child to create sentences using these words while you write them down.
- Ask her to say the sentences out loud to create a rhythm. She can clap her hands, stamp her feet, or jump rope to get into a rhythm.
- Encourage her to practice and play with the words to turn it into a rap.
Take it Further
Record your child practicing her rap. She will enjoy hearing her voice, and she can practice saying the words and building a strong rhythm.