Wrap a Cap
Target text


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

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Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • map
  • wrap
  • cap
  • lap
  • tap
  • clap
  • unwrap


  • Bottle caps (at least two per child)
  • Various lengths and colors of string or ribbon
  • "Wrap a Cap" song 

The children will play the "Wrap-a-Cap" game as they recognize and produce words that rhyme with cap, such as wrap, lap, clap, and sap.

Literacy Activities
Wrap a cap

  • Have the children sit in a circle with the bottle caps placed in the middle. 
  • Teach the children the "Wrap a Cap" song.
  • Tell the children that when you start clapping they can choose a bottle cap then return to their place in the circle.
  • Clap until all the children have a bottle cap.
  • Sing the "Wrap a Cap" song together as the children try to wrap their caps with ribbon and put the caps in their laps before the song is over. 
  • Once the song is over, clap as the children unwrap their caps, return them to the middle, and choose new ones.
  • Invite the children to tap their bottle caps on the desk or floor and change "wrap a cap" to "tap a cap" as they sing the song again. 
  • Clap as the children change bottle caps again, then sing and act out one of the action words (the children will need two bottle caps to act out clap).
  • Repeat the activity as many times as desired.

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Produce words that rhyme with cap

  • Remind the children of the words they played with (cap, wrap, clap, tap).  
  • Give a child a bottle cap to hold in their lap while they think of a word that rhymes with cap (support as needed).
  • After he or she thinks of a rhyming word, have the child pass the cap to the next child, and repeat until all of the children have had a turn to say a word that rhymes with cap.

Recognize rhyming words

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

SEEL Target Texts

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Wrap a Cap song

(to the tune of Mary Had a Little Lamb)
Everybody wrap a cap.
Wrap a cap.
Wrap a cap.
Everybody wrap a cap.
The cap goes in your lap!

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Recognize and produce words that rhyme with cap.


  • Bottle caps
  • Ribbon or string (of various colors and lengths)
  • "Wrap a Cap" song 

Activity: Wrap a Cap

  • Have your child teach you the "Wrap a Cap" song, sung to the tune of "Mary Had a Little Lamb."
  • Have each person participating choose a bottle cap and wrap it as you sing the "Wrap a Cap" song together.
  • With your child, think of additional action words that rhyme with wrap (e.g., unwrap, tap, clap, flap).
  • Insert one of the action words into the "Wrap a Cap" song and sing the song together while doing the action with the bottle cap.
  • Repeat with other action words that rhyme with tap, as desired. 



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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.