Recognize words that rhyme with dress (e.g., "Do dress and Bess rhyme?") and produce rhyme words (e.g., "Think of a word that rhymes with dress.").
- Paper dress
The children will make a mess on a paper dress as they recognize and produce words that rhyme with dress, such as guess, mess, press, and less.
Guess who made the dress a mess
- Choose one child to be a guess maker who closes his or her eyes while you have another child quietly make a mess on a paper dress by drawing on it.
- Once the mess maker has made a mess on the dress, have the guess maker open his or her eyes.
- Have the rest of the children chant, “Guess, guess who made the dress a mess,” as the guess maker makes a guess.
- Repeat as many times as desired by having other children be the guess maker and mess maker.
- Point out that dress, guess, and mess all rhyme, and have the children repeat pairs that rhyme (e.g., dress, guess; dress, mess; dress, Bess; dress, yes).
Read a rhyming text
- Read the A Mess on a Dress target text to the children.
- Have the children hold up a paper dress when they hear a word that rhymes with dress.
SEEL Target Texts
A Mess on a Dress
SEEL At Home
Recognize and produce words that rhyme with mess.
- Paper dress
- Pencils or crayons
Activity: Guess the Mess on the Dress
- Have your child close his or her eyes while you draw something on the paper dress.
- Ask your child to open his or her eyes and guess what the mess on the dress is by saying “Guess, guess! What is the mess on the dress?”
- Once your child has guessed the mess correctly, switch roles, and repeat as many times as desired.
- Ask your child what words that rhyme with mess were used in the activity, and write the words on the back of the dress.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.2.A: Recognize and produce rhyming words.