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

Literacy Activities

A Rip Strip Pizza 

  • Give each child a paper pizza dough, a paper sauce packet, and green, yellow, and orange paper. 
  • Have the children say the sentences with words that rhyme with rip as they do the actions to make their pizza:
    • “Flip, flip, flip the dough!” - flip the pizza dough
    • “Clip the tip! Snip the tip! Clip and snip the tip!” - clip and snip the tip of the sauce packet
    • “Tip the sauce. Drip, drip, drip the sauce.” - tip and drip the sauce
    • “Rip, rip, rip a strip.” - rip strips of green pepper (green paper)
    • “Rip a strip. Rip a strip.” - rip strips of cheese (yellow and orange paper)
  • Tell the children to 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.
  • Help the children recall the words they heard in the activity that rhyme with rip. 

More Practice

Produce words that rhyme with rip 

  • Remind the children of the words they heard that rhyme with rip (strip, flip, snip, clip). 
  • Ask each child to think of a word that rhymes with rip (support as needed). 


March and say the sounds in words  

  • 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 and produce words that rhyme 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 (varying between rhyming and non-rhyming pairs), and ask your child if the words rhyme. 
  • Do each step of the recipe after you read it, and emphasize the action words that rhyme with rip 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.
  • Help your child recall the words he or she heard during the activity that rhyme with rip. 



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