Jake and his Cake
Recognize words that rhyme with Jake (e.g., "Do cake and Jake rhyme?") and produce rhyme words (e.g., "Think of a word that rhymes with cake.").
- Blue blanket or paper
- Cake (real or drawing)
- "Jake" name tag
- Mixing spoon and bowl
- Cake graphic
- Chef's hat (optional)
The children will pretend to take a cake to a lake and practice saying words that rhyme with cake, such as bake, make, take, and lake.
- Choose a child to play the role of Jake and wear the "Jake" name tag.
- Tell and have the children act out the story below.
- Repeat the story as many times as desired, allowing other children to play the role of Jake.
- After the story, help the children recall what words from the story they noticed rhyme with cake.
|Here is Jake. He is sleeping. We must wake Jake. Wake up. Jake, wake up.||Have children try to wake up Jake.|
|Jake is awake! Now we want Jake to make us cake. We want a cake to take. Jake, please make a cake for us to take to the lake.||Have children beg Jake to make a cake saying, "Make a cake, Jake!" Allow Jake to use the mixing bowl and spoon to pretend to make a cake. Have him put on the chef's hat (optional).|
|Jake will bake a cake. Jake will bake a cake to take. Jake will bake a cake to take to the lake.||Have children cheer for Jake as he pretends to put the cake in an imaginary oven.|
|Oh, Jake did make a cake! It is a great cake. Jake did bake and make a cake for us to take to the lake.||Show the cake or picture of the cake.|
|We will take Jake's cake to the lake. We will eat the cake with Jake at the lake. Yum! Jake can bake a really great cake.||Have children pretend to eat cake, or give them some cake to enjoy.|
Take the cake across the lake
- Spread out the blue blanket in the middle of the room and have the children make two lines across the lake from each other.
- Ask a child to tell you a word that rhymes with cake (support as needed), so they can cross the lake with the cake graphic on a plate.
- Encourage the other children to chant “Take the cake!” as their classmate carries the cake across the lake.
- Once the child has crossed the lake, have him or her hand the plate to the next child, and go to the end of that line.
- Repeat, allowing all the children to say a word that rhymes with cake, then take the fake cake and cross the lake.
Recognize rhyming words
- Have the children repeat a set of two words (e.g., cake, make)
- Ask the children to show you thumbs up if the words rhyme and thumbs down if the words do not rhyme.
- Repeat with other sets of words: (e.g., Jake, bake; fake, lake; rake, horse; sake, wake; stake, quake; flake, truck).
SEEL At Home
Recognize and produce words that rhyme with cake.
- Things to make a cake (real or pretend)
- Blue blanket (optional)
Activity: Jake and His Cake
- Make a real or pretend cake with your child.
- Encourage your child to use words that rhyme with cake as you play (e.g., "Let’s make and bake a cake, Jake!" "Let’s take the cake out of the oven.").
- When your cake is finished, take your cake to the pretend lake (blanket spread on floor–optional) and enjoy eating it.
- Have your child tell you how to make and take a cake to the lake, using as many words that rhyme with cake as possible.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.2.A: Recognize and produce rhyming words.
Jake and His Cake