Who Had the Doodad?
Recognize words that rhyme with doodad (e.g. "Do had and doodad rhyme?") and produce rhyme words (e.g. "Think of a word that rhymes with doodad.").
- Small object (paper clip, eraser, bolt, nut, washer, screw, nail)
- Music (optional)
The children will play a game to find a doodad as they recognize and produce words that rhyme with doodad, such as had, glad, mad, and lad.
Practice the skill within an activity
Who Had the Doodad? game
- Have the children sit on the floor in a circle and tell them that a doodad is a little object whose name you have forgotten.
- Explain the rules of the game, Who Had the Doodad?
- One child will be "it" and stand off to the side, facing away from the game, while all the other children sit in a circle.
- One child sitting in the circle will be given the doodad and will start passing it quietly around the circle.
- Play music (optional) or have the children say, "Who had the doodad?" while the doodad is passed from child to child.
- Stop the music or say, "Stop doodad!" and have all of the children pretend to hold the doodad in their hands, whether they have it or not.
- The child who is "it" will turn around and go from child to child asking, "Do you have the doodad?"
- When the child holding the doodad is found, that child will say, "I had the doodad!" and will be "it" for the next round.
- Point out that the word had rhymes with doodad.
The doodad chant
- As a class, make up a chant using -ad words about being glad that you found the doodad (e.g.; "I'm not sad. I'm not mad. I am glad because we had the doodad!")
- March around in a circle and say the chant together. Each time you say a word that rhymes with had, have the children raise their hands, clap, or stomp extra loud.
Apply the skill
Produce words that rhyme with had
- Remind the children of the words they played with (had, doodad, glad).
- Tell them you can think of other words that rhyme with had (dad, sad, lad).
- Ask each child to think of a word that rhymes with had
- If a child doesn't respond in a few seconds, give him or her an option:
- "How about bad? Does bad rhyme with had?" (Nod your head yes)
- "Do had and sad rhyme?" (Nod your head yes)
Recognize rhyming words
- Have the children repeat a set of two words (e.g. had, mad)
- Ask the children to show you a glad face if the words rhyme and a sad face if the words do not rhyme.
- Repeat with other sets of words: (e.g., fad, bad; tad, Chad; lad, cat; glad, dad; pad, dog; rad, sad).
SEEL At Home
Recognize and produce words that rhyme with had.
- Pictures of three people (can be photos or pictures from magazines)
- Several small pieces of paper with doodad written on them
Activity: Who Had the Doodad?
- Place the pictures on a table and have your child close his or her eyes while you hide a "doodad" under one of the pictures.
- Have your child open his or her eyes and guess which picture the doodad is under by saying, "He/She had the doodad!"
- If your child guesses correctly, then he or she gets to keep the doodad.
- Switch roles and have your child hide a doodad under one of the pictures and have you guess who had the doodad.
- Repeat the game until there are no doodads left.
- Count how many doodads each person had (e.g., one doodad, two doodads, three doodads, etc.) and see who had the most doodads.
- Remind your child that had and doodad rhyme, then take turns saying words that rhyme with had (e.g., sad, glad, rad, fad, lad).
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.2.A: Recognize and produce rhyming words.
Who Had the Doodad?