Fat Hat

Objective

Recognize words that rhyme with hat (e.g., do fat and hat rhyme?) and produce rhyme words (e.g., think of a word that rhymes with hat).

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • hat
  • flat
  • fat
  • mat
  • rat
  • bat
  • cat

Materials:

  • Flat hat (beanie or paper hat) (big enough to hold many objects)
  • Objects or picture cards (see below - things that rhyme/don't rhyme with cat)
  • Bag (to put objects or picture cards in)

State and model the objective
Tell the children they are going to make change a flat hat into a fat hat as they practice saying words that rhyme with hat.

Practice the skill within an activity

Make the hat fat

  • Have children take turns reaching into a bag and choosing an object or picture card (see below). 
  • When the child pulls the object or picture card out of the bag, ask if that object or picture rhymes with hat?
  • If the object or picture card rhymes with the word hat, have the children say, "Yes! Put that (name of object or card) in the flat hat!" and let the child put the object or picture card in the hat. 
  • If the object or picture card does not rhyme with the word hat, have class say, "No! That (name of non -at object or picture) can't go in the flat hat!" and have the child put the item or picture card to the side. 
    • (Note: If using picture cards, you may want to fold, bend, or crumple them before putting them in the hat so they make the hat fat and it doesn't stay flat.)
  • As the hat begins to be filled, comment on how the hat is getting fat and is no longer flat.
  • Ask the children what words they have heard in the activity that rhyme with hat: flat, fat, that.

Apply the skill

Practice rhyming

  • Produce words that rhyme with hat
  • Remind the children of the words they played with (hat, flat, fat, that).
  • Tell them you can think of other words that rhyme with hat (pat, gnat, chat).  
  • Ask each child to think of a word that rhymes with hat
  • If a child doesn't respond in a few seconds, give him/her an option:  
  • "How about cat?  Does cat rhyme with hat?" (Nod your head yes to let the child know that they rhyme) 
  • "Do rat and hat rhyme?" (Nod your head yes)

Recognize words that do and do not rhyme using pictures (see graphics below) 

  • Lay out two pictures of words that rhyme with hat (e.g., rat, bat) and one picture that does not rhyme with hat (e.g., bell).  
  • State all possible word pairs and let the children help you identify the picture that does not rhyme. Remove the picture that does not rhyme with hat.
  • Repeat with other sets of pictures:
    • Mat, cat, sled
    • Hat, bat, bed
    • Hat, cat, bell
    • Rat, mat, bed

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Objective

Recognize words that rhyme with hat (e.g., do fat and hat rhyme?) and produce rhyme words (e.g., think of a word that rhymes with hat).

Materials

  • Objects that rhyme with hat or picture cards (see below)
  • A hat (that can be flat - beanie, paper hat)

Activity: Fat Hat

  • With your child, look for items around the house that rhyme with hat or use picture cards (see below).
  • Show your child the hat and talk about how it is a flat hat then invite your child to help turn the flat hat into a fat hat by filling it with things that rhyme with hat.
  • Take turns choosing an item or picture card, identifying it and putting it into the flat hat as you or your child say, "__at in the flat hat!" (You may want to crumple or bend the picture cards so they will make the hat fat.)
  • Remind your child that you made the flat hat into a fat hat by filling it with things that rhyme with hat: rat, mat, cat, bat, hat, flat.
  • Ask your child if other things could go in the fat hat by saying, "Could you put a ___ in the fat hat" and filling in the blank with words that rhyme/don't rhyme with hat (e.g., gnat, pat, vat, ice cream, shoe - define as needed).
  • If the word you say rhymes with hat, have your child say, "Yes! __at rhymes with hat!" If the word you say does not rhyme with hat, have your child say, "No, ___ can't be in the fat hat."

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Standards

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

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