Fake Snake


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

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • fake
  • snake
  • make
  • shake
  • wake


  • Playdough
  • Make a Fake Snake target text

The children will make a fake snake with playdough as they recognize and produce words that rhyme with snake, such as fake, make, take, and bake.

Literacy Activities
Make a fake snake

  • Tell the children they will be making fake snakes and demonstrate by rolling a cylinder of playdough into a snake.
  • Give the children enough play dough to make a fake snake and point out that fake and snake rhyme. 
  • Invite the children to repeat the rhyme, "fake snake" while they roll the playdough back and forth.
  • Tell the children to shape their snake into a circle and pretend it is asleep.
  • Invite the children repeat the rhyme, "wake snake" to try to wake their snake up.
  • Allow the children to shake their snake as they repeat the rhyme, "shake snake."
  • Help the children recall the words that rhyme with snake that they heard in the activity, and repeat the rhyming pairs (e.g., fake snake).

More Practice
Read a rhyming text to the children 

  • Ask the children to listen for words that rhyme with snake as you read them the Fake Snake text.
  • Allow the children to repeat predictable phrases with you as you read the text to them again.
  • Help the children recall which words in the text rhyme with snake.
  • Reread the text and have the children act out the text with their fake playdough snakes.

Produce words that rhyme with snake

  • Remind the children of the words that rhyme with snake (fake, make, wake).
  • Ask each child to think of a word that rhymes with snake (support as needed).

Recognize rhyming words 

  • Have the children repeat a set of two words (e.g. fake, snake)
  • Ask the children to shake their hands in the air if the words rhyme and keep their hands still if the words do not rhyme.
  • Repeat with other sets of words: (e.g., wake, shake; cake, gum; take, bake; lake, sake; flake, truck; make, brake).

SEEL Target Texts

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Make a Fake Snake

Make a fake snake. 
Shake the fake snake.
Wake up, Fake Snake!
Fake Snake won't wake.
Fake Snake is fake.

SEEL At Home

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Recognize and produce words that rhyme with snake.


  • Long, thin strips of paper  
  • Paper and pencil

Activity: Make a Fake Snake

  • Help your child make a fake snake by folding a strip of paper back and forth in small segments like an accordian.
  • Do actions with your fake snakes together (e.g., shake the snake, wake the snake, take the snake).
  • Talk together about the actions you did that rhyme with snake: shake, wake, take.
  • Have fun calling out an -ake action word for each other to act out with your snake.
  • The activity can be repeated several times.


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CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.2.A: Recognize and produce rhyming words.