Bloom and Zoom

Bloom and Zoom
Target text


Recognize words that rhyme with zoom (e.g., "Do boom and zoom rhyme?") and produce rhyme words (e.g., "Think of a word that rhymes with zoom."). Point to words in a target text to demonstrate print awareness. 

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Lesson Plan

Target Words:

  • zoom
  • vroom
  • room
  • broom
  • boom
  • bloom


  • Blooming flower graphics (see below)
  • Room labels (see below) 
  • Broom graphic (see below)
  • Toy cars/trucks or car graphics (see below) 
  • Zoom and Boom target text (see below)
  • Book: Ducks Go Vroom by Jane Kohuth (optional) 

State and model the objective 
Tell the children they will make flowers bloom and cars zoom and hear and say words that rhyme with zoom (such as vroom, room, broom, boom, and bloom).

Practice the skill within an activity

Pick blooms and place them in rooms 

  • Place the blooming flower graphics (see below) on the ground in the classroom. 
  • Tape one room label (see below) to each of the four corners. 
  • Explain that when flowers first open up, they bloom.
  • Have the children pretend to be flowers that bloom by putting their hands on their faces, and then slowly stretching their hands and arms out wide.
  • Tell the children to pretend that the corners of the classroom are different rooms (bathroom, classroom, lunchroom, and storeroom).
  • Let the children pick up a flower bloom graphic from the ground.
  • Have the children zoom from room to room and place a bloom in each room. 
  • Ask the children to take turns saying a word they heard in the activity that rhymes with zoom

Go places on a broom or in a car that goes vroom (or zoom) 

  • Read the book Ducks Go Vroom, by Jane Kohuth, to the children (optional).
  • Tell the children they need to make room in the classroom to zoom on brooms and in cars.
  • Let the children pretend to be witches/wizards by riding on a broom (see graphic below) and zooming around the room.
  • When the children have put blooms in every room, invite them to pick a spot in the room to race toy cars or car graphics (see below). 
  • Let the children make the cars zoom, vroom, and go boom (crash). 
  • Have the children make up racing and crashing sounds that rhyme with zoom (e.g. sha-boom, ka-boom, vroom, etc.) as the cars move around the room and crash.
  • Invite the children to take turns saying a word they heard in the activity that rhymes with zoom as they put their cars away.

Apply the skill

Read target words/patterns to the children (see text below)

  • Display the target text Zoom and Boom large enough for the children to easily see.
  • Read the text to the children, pointing to each word in left to right sequence.
  • Read the text again and have the children point to each word in left to right sequence.
  • Allow children to shadow read by repeating predictable phrases while you read the text again. 
  • Ask the children which words in the text rhyme with zoom.

Practice rhyming 

  • Produce words that rhyme with zoom
    • Remind the children of the words they played with (zoom, boom, bloom, room).
    • Tell them you can think of other words that rhyme with zoom (gloom, doom, ka-boom).  
    • Ask each child to think of a word that rhymes with zoom.
    • If a child doesn't respond in a few seconds, give him/her an option:  
      • "How about boom?" “Does boom rhyme with zoom?” (Nod your head yes to let the child know that they rhyme).
      • "Do room and zoom 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 zoom in fun ways. 
    • Have the children march and say the beginning and ending sound of the word zoom: 
      • Segment sounds: say /z/ (march right), say /oom/ (march left 
      • Blend sounds: jump with both feet and say zoom to blend the sounds into a word
      • Repeat with other words that rhyme with zoom (e.g. broom, room, boom, gloom, doom, etc.)
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SEEL Target Texts

Zoom and Boom

Make room for a race in the classroom. 
Race cars around the room. 
Vroom! The cars go zoom around the room. 
Uh oh! Boom! 
Ka-boom! Two cars crash. 
They cannot zoom in the room anymore! 
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SEEL At Home


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


  • Blooming flower graphics (see below) 

Activity: Bloom and Zoom 

  • Before starting the activity, have your child tape a blooming flower graphic to his or her shirt while you tape one to your shirt.. 
  • Remind your child that a flower is sometimes called a bloom.
  • Have your child zoom to a room in your home and say its name (i.e.., bathroom, living room, bedroom, etc.).
  • Chant together as you zoom around that room, "My bloom and I go zoom around the ___room!"
  • Repeat in each room in your home for as long as it is enjoyable.
  • Ask your child to say all of the words they heard in the activity that rhyme with zoom as you write each word on a petal of a bloom.Flower Graphics
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SEEL lessons align with Common Core Standards. Please see the standards page for the code(s) associated with this lesson.