Ship Trip

Target text


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

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Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • ship
  • trip
  • dip
  • flip
  • drip


  • Ship picture
  • Small bowls
  • Word cards
  • Towels (optional)

The children will pretend to take a trip on a ship as they recognize and produce words that rhyme with ship, such as trip, dip, flip, and drip

Literacy Activity

  • Read each word card, and demonstrate the action with a paper ship. 
  • Give each child a laminated paper ship and bowl of water.  
  • Have each child choose an action card and read it out loud. 
  • Invite the children to perform the selected action with his or her ship. 
  • Say each action as it is performed (e.g., Flip the ship!), encouraging the children to say it with you.

More Practice

  • Ask the children if they can remember words that rhyme with ship from the activity. 
  • Say two rhyming words, and ask the children to contribute a third rhyming word (e.g., say, “Trip and dip rhyme. What is another word that rhymes with dip?”).

SEEL At Home

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Recognize and produce words that rhyme with ship


  • Paper or toy ship 
  • Word cards 
  • A bowl of water

Activity: Ship Trip 

  • Take turns choosing a word card, reading it, and performing the action with the paper or toy ship. 
  • As you perform each action, say what you are doing out loud (e.g., Flip the ship!). 
  • Help your child make up a story about a ship that went on a trip, using words that rhyme with ship (e.g., A ship took a trip. The waves made it dip.). 
  • Have your child tell the story again (support as needed) as you make the ship do the actions (e.g., dip, slip, flip), then switch roles.


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