- Sweet treats
State and Model the Objective
Tell the children that they will enjoy a sweet treat as they practice saying words that rhyme with treat, such as seat, feet, and sweet.
Take a seat and get a treat
- Have all of the children stand up while you say the words sweet and treat and then point out that thee two words rhyme.
- Tell the children to take a seat if they want a treat.
- Wait until the children all sit down and then give each child a treat to eat.
- Have the children partner up with another child nearby.
- As each child is handed his or her treat, have the other children say, "(Name of child) will eat a sweet treat!"
- As the children eat their sweet treats, use words that rhyme with treat to talk about the activity, like:
- "What kind of sweet treat would you like to eat?"
- "Be neat while you eat your sweet treat."
- "Don't let the sweet treat fall on your feet!"
- When they have finished eating their treats, help them think of words that rhyme with treat (e.g., seat, treat, sweet, neat, eat, feet).
Treat guessing game
- Give each child a piece of paper and have them draw a picture of their favorite treat to eat, suggesting it could be meat, or wheat, or something sweet.
- When their drawings are finished, have the children turn their pictures facedown so you can try to guess their favorite treat.
- Choose a child and ask two questions that include words that rhyme with treat to see if you can guess the treat they drew:
- "Is your favorite treat made of meat?"
- "Is your favorite treat made with wheat?"
- "Is your favorite treat something sweet?"
- When you have asked the questions, have the child say, "The treat that I love to eat is ____," telling you what treat they drew.
- Review with the children the words that rhyme with treat from the activity: treat, meat, sweet, and eat.
Produce words that rhyme with treat
- Remind the children of the words they played with that rhyme with treat (wheat, sweet, eat, meat).
- Ask each child to think of another word that rhymes with treat (support as needed).
- Let the children take turns telling you their word as they tap a slow beat with their feet.
March to the beat
- Have the children march in place as they say the beginning and ending sound of the word treat, then blend the parts to make a word:
- Say, "/tr/" (march right foot), say, "/eat/" (march foot left), and then blend the sounds and say, "Treat" (jump with both feet).
- Repeat the marching activity with other words that rhyme with treat (e.g., beat, meat, feet, neat, seat)
SEEL At Home
Recognize words that rhyme with treat.
- A sweet treat
- Stuffed animal toys (optional)
Activity: Sweet Treat
- Have your child pass out a sweet treat to one or more family members (or stuffed animal toys).
- As your child passes each person a sweet treat, have your child say, "___ will eat a sweet treat."
- Ask your child questions about the treat such as,
- "Did you like the sweet treat?"
- "Was it made with wheat?"
- "Was it made with meat?"
- "Did you drop any treat on your feet?"
- Let each family member take a turn saying a word that rhymes with treat, such as sweet, wheat, meat, and feet, until they run out of words.
1. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.2.A: Recognize and produce rhyming words.