A Store Sells 4s

A Store Sells 4s
Target text


Recognize words that rhyme with four (e.g., “Do four and store rhyme?”) and produce rhyme words (e.g., “Think of a word that rhymes with four”). 

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Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • four
  • door
  • pour
  • more
  • soar
  • store
  • floor


  • Pitcher
  • Drawer or box to be a pretend drawer
  • A Store For 4s sign*
  • Page of 4s* 
  • 4s in a Store target text*
  • A Chore to Pour 4s target text*

*Items included below. 

State and Model the Objective
Tell the children that they will pretend to go to a store that sells the number four and think of words that rhyme with four, such as door, floor, more, soar, and pour.

Literacy Activity
Sell 4s

  • Show the children some 4s
  • Create a store that sells 4s 
    • Make a door for the store by putting tape on the floor
    • Put 4s on the floor of the store 
    • Put 4s in a drawer in the store
    • Place out and read the sign A Store For 4s (see below)
  • Let the children go to the store, knock on the door, and get 4s
  • Read 4s in a Store (see below) to the children

Pour 4s

  • Read A Chore to Pour 4s (see below) as the children do the following:
    • Make 4s
    • Put 4s in a pitcher
    • Pretend to have a chore to pour 4s
    • Pour more and more 4s
    • State that it is a bore to pour 4s, and pretend to snore (optional)

Let 4s soar

  • Let the children draw 4s on a small piece of paper
  • Have the children fold their 4 into a simple paper plane
  • Let the 4s soar and land on the floor, in a drawer, or hit the door.
  • Make comments in rhyme such as the following:
    • Soar 4s, 4s soar
    • My 4s soar.
    • Your 4s soar.
    • There are 4s on the floor.
    • The 4s hit the door.
    • More 4s soar.
    • My 4s land in a drawer.
    • Score!

SEEL Target Texts

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There are 4s in a Store

There are 4s in a store:
Some 4s on the door,
More 4s on the floor,
More 4s in a drawer.
More and more 4s!
Explore the store with 4s.
Get four 4s from the 4 store.

A Chore to Pour 4s

Make 4s.
Make 4s to pour.
Pour 4s.
Pour more and more 4s.
It is a chore to pour 4s – more and more 4s.
What a bore.
What a bore to pour 4s.



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SEEL lessons align with Common Core Standards. Please see the standards page for the code(s) associated with this lesson.