fake snake

Fake Snake
Target text


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."). 


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Lesson Plan

Target Words:

  • fake
  • make
  • wake
  • snake 
  • shake 


  • Playdough
  • Make a Fake Snake target text*

*Item included below. 


State and Model the Objective
The children will make a fake snake with playdough and recognize and produce words that rhyme with fake, such as snake, 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 shape. 
  • Give the children enough playdough to make a fake snake and point out that fake and snake rhyme. 
  • Invite the children to say the rhyme, "fake snake" while they roll the playdough back and forth. 
  • Tell the children to shape their snake into a circle and pretend that the snake is asleep. 
  • Invite the children to say the rhyme, "wake snake" to try to wake up their snake. 
  • Allow the children to shake their snake as they say the rhyme, "shake snake." 
  • Help the children recall words they heard in the activity that rhyme with snake, 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 the Fake Snake target text (see below).
  • Allow the children to repeat predictable phrases (e.g., “fake snake”) 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 story with their fake playdough snakes.

Produce words that rhyme with snake 

  • Remind the children of words that rhyme with snake (e.g., fake, make, wake). 
  • Help the children think of other words that rhyme with snake (support as needed). 

Recognize rhyming words 

  • Have the children repeat a set of two words (e.g., fake, rake). 
  • 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).
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SEEL Target Texts

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.
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SEEL At Home


Recognize and produce words that rhyme with snake


  • Long, thin strips of paper 

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 accordion.
  • 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, such as shake, wake, and take
  • Have fun calling out an -ake action word for each other to act out with your snake.
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SEEL lessons align with Common Core Standards. Please see the standards page for the code(s) associated with this lesson.