Light at Night

Target text


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

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Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • light
  • night
  • bright


  • Flashlight

The children will play a night light freeze game as they recognize and produce words that rhyme with light, such as night and bright

Literacy Activity

  • Cover natural light and dim the lights.
  • Invite the children to find a spot in the room they’ll stay for the whole game.
  • Turn on the flashlight and have the children say, “Light!” and run, dance, or wiggle in place.
  • When you turn off the flashlight, have the children say, “Night!” and freeze in silence.
  • Repeat as many times as desired, allowing the children to take turns turning the flashlight on and off.

More Practice

  • Read the following phrases to the children, having them open and close their hands to flash bright like a star each time they hear a word that rhymes with light:
    • What a sight! The light is bright!
    • There is no light at night!
    • The light makes the night bright.
  • Repeat with other sentences you think of.

SEEL At Home

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Recognize and produce words that rhyme with light

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Activity: Light at Night 

  • To do this activity, wait until it is dark outside or cover the natural light in a room. 
  • Play a game similar to red-light-green-light, where you stand near the light switch in the room and your child stands at the opposite end. 
    • Turn on the light and have your child say, “Light!” while running toward you. 
    • Turn off the light and have your child say, “Night!” and freeze. 
    • When your child is frozen, if he or she moves or talks, he or she must take three steps back. 
    • Once your child reaches you, switch roles, allowing your child to be the one to turn the light on and off. 


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