Tap and Clap

Objective

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

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • tap
  • clap

Materials:

  • Tap, Tap, Clap song  

Overview
The children will sing a tap and clap song as they recognize and produce words that rhyme with tap, such as clap, flap, snap, and trap.

Literacy Activities
Tap, Tap, Clap song

  • Invite the children to join you in clapping then tapping.
  • Teach the children the Tap, Tap, Clap chant with you chanting the line first and the children echoing back.
  • Have the children clap and tap with the song, changing the style as desired (e.g., faster, slower).
  • Point out that clap and tap rhyme and help the children think of other words that rhyme with tap

I said a tap, tap, a clap!

I said a tap, tap, a clap!

I said a tappy, tappy, clappy, clappy, tap, tap, a clap!

Uh huh

Oh yeah

One more time, slow-motion* style

Have the children repeat each line of the song after you have said it. 

*change the style of how you sing the song each time (e.g., cowboy style, fast forward style, opera style, baby style)

More Practice
Act out words that rhyme with tap

  • Call out a word that rhymes with tap and do a related action then have the children echo the word and copy the action.
  • Repeat with a few other words that rhyme with tap (e.g., flap - flap arms; clap - clap hands; snap - snap fingers), pointing out the words that rhyme.  
  • Let the children take turns calling and acting out words that rhyme with tap for the class to copy.

Recognize rhyming words 

  • Have the children repeat a set of two words (e.g., tap, clap).
  • Ask the children to show you thumbs up if the words rhyme and thumbs down if the words do not rhyme (support as needed).
  • Repeat with other sets of words: (e.g., cap, strap; gap, come; lap, trap; sap, map; chap, shoe; nap, rap).

SEEL Target Texts

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Tap, Tap, Clap

(to the rhythm of I Said a Boom Chick a Boom)
I said a tap, tap, a clap!*
I said a tap, tap, a clap! 
I said a tappy, tappy, clappy, clappy, tap, tap, a clap!
Uh huh
Oh yeah
One more time, slow-motion** style
* Have your child repeat each line of the song after you.
** Change the style of how you sing the song each time (e.g., cowboy style, fast forward style, snail style, opera style, baby style, etc.)

SEEL At Home

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Print

Objective

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

Materials

  • Tap, Tap, Clap chant 

Activity: Tap and Clap

  • Teach your child the Tap, Tap, Clap chant to the rhythm of the "Boom Chicka Boom" song (this is an echo song, so you will sing a line, and your child will repeat it back).
  • Add tapping and clapping actions and change style as desired.
  • Together, think of as many words that rhyme with tap as you can.
  • Say a word that rhymes with tap to your child and invite them to make up an action to go with it that you can do together.
  • Repeat with other words that rhyme with tap.

Tap-Tap-Clap-song

Standards

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

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.1: Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic feature of print.

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