get rid of the lid

Get Rid of the Lid

Get Rid of the Lid
Target text


Read and write words that end in –id.

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Lesson Plan

Target Words:

  • rid
  • lid
  • kid
  • slid
  • skid
  • did


  • Lids
  • Word cards
  • Circular word cards
  • Get Rid of the Lid chant
  • I Can Get Rid of a Lid target text
  • Word blending cards

The children will try to get rid of a lid by skidding it from kid to kid, as they read and write words that end in  –id such as rid, lid, kid, skid, slid, and did.

Literacy Activities
Play Get Rid of the Lid game  

  • Have the children sit in a circle.
  • Read the Get Rid of the Lid chant and tell the children they will toss or pass a lid (with an –id word taped to it) from kid to kid to see which kid has the lid when they finish the chant.
  • Chant the words from target text (Get Rid of the Lid) as the children pass the lid from kid to kid.
  • Let the child who has the lid, when the chanting stops, hold up the square –id words for the children to read. Let that child be in charge of chanting in the next round.
  • Repeat game until each child has had ended with the lid once (optional).

Collect lids with –id words

  • Make lids with –id words and non –id words written on them.
  • Have the children sit in a circle with the lids in the middle.
  • Let the children choose lids to skid to another kid.
  • Have the children turn over the lid to read the word.
    • If the lid has an –id word the child gets to keep the lid.
    • If the lid has a non –id word then the child needs to get rid of the lid by putting it outside of the circle.
  • Let the children compare which –id words they got to collect.

Find lids with a certain –id word

  • Tell each child to collect a particular –id word.
  • Let the kids skid the lids from kid to kid.
  • Have the children keep the lid if it has his or her special –id word.
  • Continue to skid the lids until all children have all of their own –id lids.

More Practice
Identify, blend and manipulate sounds

  • With word blending cards, have the children make new words by changing the vowel or either of the consonants:
    • kid → did, lid → hid, rid → bid, slid → skid
    • rid → red, bid → bed, lid → lad  
    • bid → bit, hid → hip, lid → lip

Read target words in texts

  • Read the Get Rid of a Lid target text chant together with the children.
  • Read the target text again, fading support.
  • Have the children underline the words that end in –id.
  • Repeat with the I Can Get Rid of a Lid target text.

Write about the activity using target words/patterns

  • Engage the children in interactive writing about their experience. Review target words and phrases from the activities then present sentence frame, sentence completion, gestural, or question prompts incorporating target words and phrases. Provide verbal or written options if needed.
    • Example of sentence completion prompts:
      • We played ____  (get rid of the lid).
      • We got to _______ (skid a lid).
      • We got to (skid a lid) from (kid to kid).
      • We read the word ________(lid, hid, rid, etc.).
  • Give each child a paper and pencil and have them write words from dictation: rid, lid, kid, hid, did, slid, skid.
  • Give each child a whiteboard and have them write words from dictation, changing one or two letters each time to make a new word: rid, red, bed, bad, bag, big, bid, did, dad, had, hid, lid, slid, skid.
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SEEL Target Texts

I Can Get Rid of a Lid

I can get rid of a lid.
I can make it skid from kid to kid.
I can let it skid.  
The lid slid.  
It slid from kid to kid.

Get Rid of a Lid

Get rid of the lid.
Get rid of the lid.
Get rid of the lid.
*Give the lid to a kid.
*See which kid had the lid when the chant stops.
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SEEL lessons align with Common Core Standards. Please see the standards page for the code(s) associated with this lesson.