bread spread

Bread Spread

Bread Spread
Target text


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

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Lesson Plan

Target Words:

  • red
  • fed
  • led
  • head
  • bread
  • spread


  • Slices of bread or pictures of bread*
  • Red jam or picture of jam*
  • Plastic knife or picture of plastic knife*
  • Paper plate

*Items included below.

State and Model the Objective
The children will spread red jam on a piece of bread and practice saying words that rhyme with bread, such as fed, head, and led

Literacy Activities
Spread jam on bread

  • Ask the children to listen for words that rhyme with bread while you talk about spreading red jam on bread as suggested below:
Say: Suggested action:
Have you ever had bread?

Hold up a slice of bread.

Sometimes I like to spread red jam on my bread. Hold up a bottle of red jam.
Do you like to spread red jam on your bread? Point to one child and let him or her answer.
Let's spread something red on the bread! Let the child help spread the jam on the bread while the children chant, "Spread, spread, spread on the bread!"
Who is ready to be fed? Let's give him or her some bread! Choose a different child to eat the bread while the other children chant, "____ (child's name) is fed, ____ is fed!"
Now that we fed ____ (child's name) bread with something red, let's all spread more bread with something red! Give the rest of the children a slice of bread and allow them to spread jam on their bread.
  • Help the children remember words they heard in the activity that rhyme with bread, such as red, spread, and fed.

More Practice
Recognize rhyming words

  • Say a pair of words with at least one word that rhymes with bread (e.g., bread, spread; head, fed) and have the children repeat them. 
  • Ask the children to show you thumbs up if the words rhyme and thumbs down if the words do not rhyme, such as in the pair bed, jump (support as needed).
  • Repeat with more sets of words.   

Make a rhyming word sandwich

  • Tell the children that they will practice saying words that rhyme with bread by pretending they are making a sandwich.
    • For the word bread, use the following steps:
      • Segment sounds: say /br/ (hold out left hand), then say /ed/ (hold out right hand).
      • Blend sounds: say bread (clap hands together as it putting together two slices of bread).
    • Repeat with other words that rhyme with bread (e.g., red, bed, said, led, fed)
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SEEL At Home


Recognize and produce words that rhyme with bread. 


  • Bread
  • Red jam or other spread
  • Red crayon or marker

Activity: Bread Spread

  • Take turns with your child spreading jam (or other spread) on slices of bread.
  • As you spread the jam, chant, "Spread, spread, spread on the bread."
  • When you finish, eat the bread.
  • Have your child draw a piece of bread and color it red.
  • Help your child think of words that rhyme with bread (e.g., spread, red, head, bed) for you to write on their bread drawing.
  • Point to and read a word to your child and have him or her point to the word and repeat it back to you.
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SEEL lessons align with Common Core Standards. Please see the standards page for the code(s) associated with this lesson.