Yell for the Bell


Recognize words that rhyme with shell (e.g., “Do shell and bell rhyme?”) and produce rhyme words (e.g., “Think of a word that rhymes with bell.”)

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • bell
  • yell
  • tell
  • well 


  • Bell or bell graphic 
  • Blindfold

The children will yell or hide and search for a bell as they recognize and produce words that rhyme with bell, such as yell, fell, and well

Literacy Activity
Tell, tell, who has the bell?

  • While sitting in a circle, choose one child to wear a blindfolded, stand in the middle of the circle and then give the bell or bell graphic to another child in the circle. 
  • Have the student with the bell ring it (or make the sound of a bell ringing if using the bell graphic) and then hide it in his or her lap. 
  • When the student in the middle hears the bell, have him or her take off the blindfold while all the other children yell (chant) together, “Tell, tell, who has the bell?” 
  • The child in the middle will guess who has the bell based on where he or she heard the sound. 
  • Once the bell is found, have everyone yell, “You found the bell. All is well!” 
  • Repeat the game as many times as desired by having the child who had the bell go to the middle of the circle and be blindfolded.

Pass the bell and tell a rhyme

  • Help the children think of several words that rhyme with bell, such as gel, tell, smell, sell, and well.
  • Have the children sit in a circle and tell them that they can ring the bell after they tell you a word that rhymes with bell.
  • Stand in front of a child and chant, “Tell, tell, what rhymes with bell?”
  • Help the child think of a rhyming word then let him or her ring the bell.
  • Continue asking around the circle, inviting the children to join in the chant as you go.


SEEL At Home

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Recognize and produce words that rhyme with bell.

  • Picture cards

Activity: Bell Memory Game

  • Help your child identify all of the picture cards before beginning to play Bell Memory.
  • Mix up and lay the picture cards face down in columns and rows. 
  • Take turns turning two cards over to see if they match. 
  • When you find a match, yell, “I found a matching ___ (e.g., bell)!” and let your child ring a bell (or make a bell ring on your cell phone).
  • When all the matches have been found, play the game again but take turns thinking of a new word that rhymes with bell each time you turn over a card.


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