A Rip Strip Pizza


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

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • rip
  • strip
  • flip
  • snip
  • clip


  • Red squares of paper, labeled “sauce”—1 for each child
  • Green, yellow, and orange construction paper
  • Brown, white, tan, or yellow paper circles to be pizza dough—1 for each child

State and model the objective
Tell the children that they will rip strips of paper to make a pizza and hear and say words that rhyme with rip, such as strip, flip, snip, and clip

Practice the skill within an activity

  • A Rip Strip Pizza 
    • Give each child a paper pizza dough, a paper sauce packet, and green, yellow, and orange paper. 
    • Give the following instructions for making the pizza, and have the children repeat the instructions as they do them:
      • Flip the pizza dough (“Flip, flip, flip the dough!”).
      • Clip and snip the tip of the sauce packet (“Clip the tip! Snip the tip! Clip and snip the tip!”).
      • Tip and drip the sauce (“Tip the sauce. Drip, drip, drip the sauce.”).
      • Rip strips of pepper (green paper) (“Rip, rip, rip a strip.”).
      • Rip strips of cheese (yellow and orange paper) (“Rip a strip. Rip a strip.”).
      • Glue the drips of sauce and strips of peppers and cheese to the dough to complete the pizza.
    • When the pizzas are done, have the children say, “Flip the pizza! Flip, flip, flip!” as they toss their pizzas into the air to flip them.
    • Ask the children to say all of the words they heard in the activity that rhyme with rip. 

Apply the skill

  • Practice rhyming
    • Produce words that rhyme with rip 
      • Remind the children of the words they played with (strip, flip, snip, clip). 
      • Tell them you can think of other words that rhyme with rip (dip, hip, sip). 
      • Ask each child to think of a word that rhymes with rip. 
      • If a child doesn't respond in a few seconds, give him/her an option: 
        • "How about flip? Does flip rhyme with rip?" (Nod your head yes to let the child know that they rhyme)
        • "Do snip and rip rhyme?" (Nod your head yes)
  • Practice blending and segmenting sounds in words 
    • March and say the sounds in words 
      • Tell the children that they will practice saying words that rhyme with rip in fun ways. 
      • Have the children march and say the beginning and ending sound of the word rip
        • Segment sounds: say /r/ (march right), say /ip/ (march left). 
        • Blend sounds: jump with both feet and say rip to blend the sounds into a word. 
        • Repeat with other words that rhyme with rip (e.g. strip, snip, dip, clip, drip, flip, tip, hip, whip, etc.). 

SEEL At Home

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


  • Brown paper circle
  • Paper square
  • Orange, yellow, and green paper 
  • Rip Strip Pizza Instructions (see below)
  • Glue

Activity: A Rip Strip Pizza

  • Read the instructions for making Rip Strip Pizza (see below) to your child.
  • Pick two words from each step, and ask your child if the words rhyme. 
    • Sometimes the words should be -ip rhyming words and sometimes they should not (e.g.; “Clip and tip rhyme. Do flip and dough rhyme?” or “Drip and rip rhyme. Do clip and snip rhyme?”).
  • Do each step after you read it, and emphasize the -ip action words as you do them (e.g.; “Drip, drip, drip the sauce. Rip, rip, rip the strip.”).
  • Have your child glue the pizza ingredients to the paper circle as he or she puts them on.
  • Ask your child which words he heard during the activity that rhyme with rip. 





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