escape the shape
Recognize words that rhyme with shape (e.g., "Do tape and shape rhyme?") and produce rhyme words (e.g., "Think of a word that rhymes with shape.").
- Masking tape
- A cape (optional)
The children will try to escape from shapes as they recognize and produce words that rhyme with shape, such as scrape, tape, cape, and gape.
Escape from a shape
- Put tape down on the floor to form large shapes (e.g., circle, square, triangle).
- Draw a circle, a square, and a triangle on the board and identify each one with or for the children.
- Tell the children to stand on the circle made with tape and join hands so they make the shape.
- Choose one child to put on (or pretend to put on) a cape and go in the center of the shape.
- Explain and demonstrate how the child will try to escape the shape by going under the other children's arms.
- Have all the children take three steps out and three steps in while chanting "Escape the shape! Escape the shape!"
- When the child escapes (or after three tries), have the children go stand around another shape holding hands.
- Have another child to go in the middle, wear the cape, and try to escape.
- Do the activity one more time around the last shape, then help the children remember words they heard from the activity that rhyme with shape.
Produce words that rhyme with shape
- Ask each child to think of a word that rhymes with shape (support as needed).
Recognize rhyming words
- Have the children repeat a set of two words (e.g., shape, tape).
- 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., drape, cape; scrape, cat; gape, shape; scape, cow; escape, grape).
SEEL At Home
Recognize and produce words that rhyme with shape.
- Masking tape
- A cape (a towel, pillowcase, piece of paper)
Activity: Escape the Shape
- Use masking tape to make different shapes (e.g., circle, square, triangle) on the ground or floor.
- Emphasize the words that rhyme with shape as you put on capes and step on a shape's tape and then escape to another shape together.
- Have your child ask other family members (or stuffed animal or dolls) to step on a shape's tape with him or her and then to escape.
- Repeat the activity, escaping from shape to shape, for as long as desired.
- Have fun together thinking of words that rhyme with shape (e.g., tape, cape, escape, grape, scrape).
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.2.A: Recognize and produce rhyming words.
Escape the Shape