who hid the lid

Who Hid the Lid

Who Hid the Lid
Target text


Read and write –id words in controlled texts.

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Lesson Plan

Target Words:

  • hid
  • lid
  • kid
  • did


  • A container with a lid (e.g., a small box or jar)
  • Who Hid the Lid? target text
  • Word blending cards 

The children will sing a song called Who Hid the Lid? while they read and write words ending in –id such as hid, lid, kid and rid.

Literacy Activities
Who hid the lid?

  • Have all of the children sit in a circle with the container and lid in the center.
  • Teach the children the song Who Hid the Lid? to the tune of Row, Row, Row Your Boat and pick one child to leave the room.
  • Have one of the remaining children take the lid and hide it in their pocket.
  • When the first child rejoins the class, have him or her stand in the middle of the circle.
  • Have the class sing the first verse of the song Who Hid the Lid?
  • When the song is finished, have the child in the middle guess who is hiding the lid.
  • When the child in the middle successfully guesses which child is hiding the lid, sing the 2nd verse of the Who Hid the Lid? song together, (replacing the words who and which kid with the child’s name).
  • Repeat the activity, giving additional children a turn to be the guesser and the lid hider. Emphasize the –id ending in the words hid and lid throughout the activity.

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

Write target words

  • As a group, create a list of words on the board ending in –id.
  • Have each child write a few sentences describing the Who hid the lid? activity. Encourage them to use as many –id words from the board as possible.
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SEEL Target Texts

Who Hid the Lid?

First Verse:
Who, who hid the lid?
Which kid hid the lid?
Take another look around,
Who hid the lid?
Second Verse:
*___, *___ hid the lid.
*___ hid the lid!
Take another look around,
*___ hid the lid!
*Insert the name of the child who hid the lid.
(Sung to the tune of Row, Row Your Boat.)
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SEEL At Home



Read and write words ending in -id.


  • Who Hid the Lid? song
  • A container with a lid
  • 4-5 stuffed animals or toys
  • 2 pieces of paper (fold and staple folded edges to resemble a book)

Activity: Who Hid the Lid?

  • Choose one person to turn around while the other person hides the lid of the container under one of the stuffed animals or toys.
  • Sing the first verse of the song Who Hid the Lid?. Have the person who turned around guess which stuffed animal or toy the lid is hiding under.
  • After seeing who hid the lid, sing the second verse of the song.
  • Repeat several times, switching roles.
  • Help your child make a book titled, Who Hid the Lid?. Help your child write the sentence, "____ hid the lid" on each page, filling in the blank with the names of the stuffed animals that were used to hide the lid.
  • Have your child illustrate each page. 
  • Have your child read the book to you.
  • The activity can be repeated several times.Who-Hid-the-Lid-song
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SEEL lessons align with Common Core Standards. Please see the standards page for the code(s) associated with this lesson.