trace a face

Trace a Face

Trace a Face
Target text


Recognize words that rhyme with face (e.g., "Do trace and face rhyme?") and produce rhyme words (e.g., "Think of a word that rhymes with face.").

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Lesson Plan

Target Words:

  • face
  • case
  • trace
  • place
  • space


  • Pictures of face parts* 
  • Face Case label* 
  • Paper plates

*Items included below.

State and Model the Objective
The children will trace and place a face and practice saying words that rhyme with face, such as case, space, and place.  

Literacy Activities
Trace and place a face in a space

  • Put the Face Case label (see below) on a container that has the face parts (see below) inside.
  • Have the children trace the paper plate onto the paper in order to make an outline of a face.
  • Invite the children to choose a face part from the container labeled Face Case.
  • Ask the children if face and case rhyme.
  • Have the children place their face part in an empty space of their traced face.
  • Allow the children to choose three more face parts to place on their face.
  • Tell the children to put glue or tape on the back of each face part and stick them onto the face.
  • Help the children  make a list of all the words that rhyme with face that they heard throughout the activity (e.g., trace, case, space, place).

More Practice
Produce words that rhyme with face

  • Remind the children of the words they played with (e.g., trace, face, case, place, space).
  • Tell them you can think of other words that rhyme with face (e.g., chase, base, lace).  
  • Ask each child to think of a word that rhymes with face (support as needed).

Recognize rhyming words 

  • Have the children repeat a set of two words (e.g., face, trace).
  • Ask the children to put their hands on their face if the words rhyme and to keep their hands down if the words do not rhyme. 
  • Repeat with other sets of words: (e.g., space, place; race, cow; base, case; vase, door; chase, pace).
  • If the children do not respond correctly, repeat the two words, emphasizing the ending sounds of the words.
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SEEL At Home


Recognize and produce words that rhyme face


  • Paper
  • Black marker  

Activity: Trace a Face

  • Draw a large face on a blank piece of paper using a black marker.
  • Have your child put a blank piece of paper over the face drawing and hold or tape both pieces against a window so that the face can be seen through the top sheet.
  • Allow your child to trace the face onto the top sheet of paper. 
  • Together think of words that rhyme with face and list them next to or around the traced face.
  • 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.