Pack a Black Backpack
- Black backpack or paper backpack template*
- Black marker or crayon (if using backpack template)
- Objects that rhyme with rack (e.g., sack, track, jack)
- Picture cards*
- Train track pictures*
*Items included below.
State and Model the Objective
The children will pack a black backpack and recognize and produce words that rhyme with rack, such as jack, pack, black, snack, and track.
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Pack a black backpack
- Place the train track pictures (see below) on the floor to make a track go from one place to another (they do not need to touch).
- Show the children a black backpack or the paper backpack (see below) that has been colored black and folded to make a pouch.
- Have the children take turns packing the black backpack with the objects or the picture cards (see below) that rhyme with rack.
- As each object is put into the black backpack, have the children say, "Pack a ___ (e.g., rack) in the black backpack."
Say -ack along a track
- Have the children follow in a line along the train track while making train sounds using -ack (e.g., ack-ack-ack-ack, ack-ack-ack-ack).
- Once you get to the end of the track, unpack the backpack and stack each object or picture card on the track.
- Ask the children if the object or card rhymes with stack.
- Have the children repack the objects in the backpack and follow the track back.
Rhyme with pack
- Remind the children of the words they played with (e.g., black, pack, track, tack, sack, rack).
- Share other words that rhyme with pack (e.g., snack, tack, jack).
- Ask each child to think of a word that rhymes with pack (support as needed).
Recognize rhyming words
- Invite the children to line up next to the train track.
- Ask the children if two words (e.g., pack, back) rhyme.
- If the words rhyme, say "pack and back rhyme" and lead the children one step forward.
- If the words don't rhyme, have the children stay still and say "black and sing don't rhyme."
- Repeat with other rhyme words: (e.g., back, jack; black, sing; track, sack; snack, horse; rack, stack).
1. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.2.A: Recognize and produce rhyming words.
Pack a Black Backpack