ip trip

Target text


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

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Lesson Plan

Target Words:

  • trip
  • skip
  • zip
  • flip
  • tip


  • Ship graphic

The children will pretend to go on a trip as they recognize and produce words that rhyme with trip, such as skip, zip, flip, and tip.
Literacy Activities
Go on a trip  

  • Take the children on an imaginary trip where they copy your actions while standing in place or marching in a line around the room. 
  • Say, “Ready to go on a trip? We will do things that rhyme with trip.” 
Say: Suggested Actions:
We will skip! Skip trip. Skip trip. Skip trip. Have the students skip in a line or in place.
Now let's dip! Dip trip. Skip then dip. Bend at the knees.
Do you ever trip and fall? Don't trip! Pretend to trip and fall.
It's time to flip! Flip trip. Flip trip. Hold out your arms like you are an airplane, and spin like you are flipping upside down.
Now we're on a ship! Take a ship trip, ship trip. Pretend to paddle around in a boat.
Our ship is fast. It can zip! Ship zip! Pretend the ship is sailing fast, and zip around quickly.
Oh no, the ship will tip! Tip ship!

Lean to one side like the ship is tipping.











  • Say, “We went on a trip! We got to skip, flip, dip, zip, and tip!” 

Ship Trip

  • Give each child a picture of a ship and ask the children if their ships can do these things: 
    • dip 
    • flip 
    • tip 
    • zip 
  • Have the children do each action with their ships, emphasizing that each action rhymes with ship
  • Let each child have a turn giving an instruction that rhymes with ship

More Practice

  • Ask the children what words they heard in the activity that rhyme with trip and to think of other words that rhyme with trip (e.g., rip, sip, lip, nip).
  • Have the children write the words on the board (support as needed). 
  • Review the list again, and have the children make a small rip in their ships every time a word that rhymes with trip is said.
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SEEL At Home


Recognize and produce words that rhymes with trip

  • Strips of paper
  • Bowl or container

Activity: Ip Trip

  • Together with your child, think of action words that rhyme with trip (e.g., dip, skip, flip, zip, whip, tip). 
  • Write each word for your child on a strip of paper, fold it, and mix all the folded strips in a bowl. 
  • Take turns drawing out 2–3 strips of paper at a time, reading the words and doing the actions together after each turn. 
  • Perform variations of the actions by doing them faster, slower, higher, or lower. 
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SEEL lessons align with Common Core Standards. Please see the standards page for the code(s) associated with this lesson.