The Aim Game


Recognize (e.g. "Do game and aim rhyme?") and/or produce (e.g. "What rhymes with aim?") words that rhyme with aim.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • aim
  • game
  • frame
  • flame


  • Picture cards (cut out)
  • Beanbag
  • Tape

State and model the objective
Tell the children that they will play a game where they aim and toss a beanbag at things that rhyme with aim and practice saying words that rhyme with aim.

Practice the skill within an activity

The Aim Game

  • Explain to the children that they are going to aim and toss a beanbag at pictures of things that rhyme with aim. (e.g., game, frame) but not at things that don't rhyme with aim
  • Invite the children to repeat the cheer, "Aim for things that rhyme with aim!"
  • Identify the picture cards together, emphasizing the pictures that rhyme with -aim and attach the picture cards to the wall.
  • Have the children come up one at a time and name where they will aim (i.e., "I want to aim for the frame!")  
  • Have the children throw a beanbag at the "-ame picture card they chose.
  • If the child hits the picture card he or she targeted, have the class say phrases like, "Great aim! You hit the frame!"
  • If the child hits a non-rhyming picture card, have him or her try one more time to "Aim for the frame."
  • Repeat until all the children have had a turn.

Apply the skill 

Practice rhyming

  • Rhyming chant
    • Have the children practice the rhyming words they heard in the activity by marching around the room and chanting together, "Aim for the frame. Aim for the game. Aim for the flame."
    • After a couple of repetitions, ask the children which words rhyme with aim.
    • Invite the children to point up each time they say a word that rhymes with aim as they march and chant with you again.
  • Produce words that rhyme with aim
    • Remind the children of the words they played with (aim, game, flame, frame).
    • Tell them you can think of other words that rhyme with aim (same, name, tame).  
    • Ask each child to think of a word that rhymes with aim. 
    • If a child doesn't respond in a few seconds, give him/her an option:  
      • "How about fame?  Does fame rhyme with aim?" (Nod your head yes to let the child know that they rhyme) 
      • "Do blame and aim rhyme?" (Nod your head yes)


SEEL At Home

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Recognize (e.g., “Do game and aim rhyme?”) and/or produce (e.g., “What rhymes with game?”) words that rhyme with aim.


  • Picture cards (see below - cut out)
  • Beanbag or soft toy
  • Tape
  • Paper, pencil

Activity: The Aim Game

  • Identify the picture cards (see below) with your child, emphasizing the cards that rhyme with aim
  • Attach the cards to a wall and explain to your child that you will take turns throwing a beanbag/soft toy at pictures that rhyme with aim
  • Before throwing the beanbag/soft toy, have your child name what he or she wants to aim for (e.g., “I want to aim for the frame!”).
  • Congratulate each other when the desired picture card is hit by saying, “Great aim! You hit the frame!” 
  • If the desired picture card is not hit, try again while saying phrases like, “My aim is to blame, aim for the frame!”
  • After all of the picture cards that rhyme with aim have been hit, take the cards off the wall together and have your child sort the cards into piles of things that do and do not rhyme with aim. 
  • Activity can be repeated several times.  

Picture Cards



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