What Hid Under the Lid

What Hid Under the Lid
Target text


Read and write words ending in –id.

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Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • hid
  • lid
  • kid
  • squid


  • A container and lid that the children cannot see through
  • Picture Cards 
  • What Hid Under the Lid? song 
  • Word blending cards

The children twill learn a song called What Hid Under the Lid? as they read and write words ending in –id such as kid, rid, lid, and bid.

Literacy Activities

  • Teach the children the first verse of the song What Hid Under the Lid? sung to the tune of Pop Goes the Weasel
  • Open the lid just enough for a child to reach in and take a picture/word card without seeing it.
  • Have the child show the class and then have the class respond, “A _____ hid under the lid!”
  • Teach the children the second verse of the song.
  • Repeat until you have pulled out all of the picture/word cards.

More Practice
Identify, blend, and manipulate sounds

  • With word blending cards, have the children make new words by changing either of the consonants or the vowel:
    • kid lid; bid rid; did hid
    • hid had; lid led; did dad
    • kid kit; lid lip; did  dim

Read target words in a text

  • Display the words to the What Hid Under the Lid? song on the board so that all of the children can see.
  • Read the song together as a group.
  • Read again, fading support.
  • Allow one child at a time to come up and underline an –id word from the text.
  • Repeat until all –id words are underlined.

Write about the activity using target words

  • Display target words on a word wall.
  • Re-read the What Hid Under the Lid? target text and permit the children to write their own version of the text.
  • Encourage the students to use as many different -id words as possible in their writing.

SEEL Target Texts

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What Hid Under the Lid?

First Verse:
What hid under the lid?
Under the lid, what hid?
What hid under the lid?
Pop open the lid!
Second Verse: 
A *kid hid under the lid
Under the lid, a *kid hid
A *kid hid under the lid
Under the lid, a *kid hid.
*Replace with the name of the picture pulled from the container. 
(Sung to the tune of Pop Goes the Weasel: http://kids.niehs.nih.gov/lyrics/weasel.htm)


SEEL At Home

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Read words ending in -id


  • Picture Cards 
  • What Hid Under the Lid? song
  • Container with a lid (place pictures inside)
  • 2 pieces of paper (fold and staple folded edges to resemble a book)

Activity: What Hid Under the Lid?

  • Sing the first verse of the song What Hid Under the Lid?.
  • Open the lid and pull out a picture to see what hid there.
  • After seeing what hid under the lid, sing the second verse of the song.
  • Repeat for all pictures inside the container.
  • Help your child make a book titled What Hid Under the Lid?. Help your child write the sentence, "A ____ hid under the lid" on each page, filling in the blank with something he or she found under the lid.
  • Have your child illustrate each page. 
  • Have your child read the book to you.
  • The activity can be repeated several times.


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SEEL lessons align with Common Core Standards. Please see the standards page for the code(s) associated with this lesson.