Recognize words that rhyme with ape (e.g., "Do ape and cape rhyme?") and produce rhyme words (e.g., "Think of a word that rhymes with ape.").
- Colored paper
- Ape graphic or stuffed animal
The children will play with an ape in a cape as they recognize and produce words that rhyme with ape, such as drape, tape, scrape, and escape.
The Ape in a Cape
- Hole punch the colored paper on two of the corners then thread the yarn through the corners of the colored paper to make a cap.
- Ask the children to listen for words that rhyme with ape as you tell and they act out the following story:
|I have an ape. I have a cape. Ape and cape rhyme.||Give each child a cape.|
|Put the cape on the ape. Drape the cape. Drape the cape on the ape.||Have children drape their cape over themselves while you drape the cape on the ape.|
|The ape has a cape. Now the ape in a cape can fly!||Show the ape flying around the room. Allow the children to "fly" if desired.|
|Oh no! The ape ran into tape!||Start wrapping tape around ape and cape.|
|Tape the ape! Tape the cape around the ape!||Wrap tape around ape and cape!|
|What can we do? Scrape the tape? Scrape the tape!||Have children help scrape the tape off of the ape.|
|The ape can escape. Yeah! The ape can escape from the tape!||Fly the ape around the room again.|
- Ask the children what words they heard that rhyme with ape: cape, drape, tape, scrape, escape.
Produce words that rhyme with ape
- Have the children sit in a circle.
- Remind the children of the words they played with (ape, cape, escape).
- Hand the ape in a cape to one of the children and ask that child to think of a word that rhymes with ape (support as needed).
- When they say a word that rhymes with ape, have them "fly" the ape to their neighbor.
- Repeat until every child has said a word that rhymes with ape.
SEEL At Home
Recognize and produce words that rhyme with ape.
- Cape(s) (e.g., a sheet, pillowcase, towel)
Activity: Ape Cape
- Ask your child if he or she can pretend to be an ape, and pretend to be apes together.
- Tie a cape on your child and say, “Now you are an ape with a cape! A cape can help you fly!” and pretend to fly together.
- Ask your child, “What if someone tried to steal your cape? Would you hurry away and escape?” then pretend to escape from a cape thief.
- Help your child remember the words that rhyme with ape (e.g., grape, tape, drape).
- Make up a story together about an ape with a cape using as many words that rhyme with ape as you can.
- Act out the story together for stuffed animals, family members or friends.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.2.A: Recognize and produce rhyming words.