Rapper's Delight

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


  1. 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.
  2. Ask your child to create sentences using these words while you write them down.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.


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