Snouts and Spouts


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

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • pout
  • out
  • snout
  • spout
  • shout
  • scout


  • Spouts (cut the top off of water bottles, leaving the lid on) - 1 per child
  • Pig snout graphicsto attach to spouts - 1 per child 
  • Snout Shout song

The children will play with snouts and spouts and recognize and produce words that rhyme with snout, such as spout, shout, about, pout, and out

Literacy Activities

Turn a spout into a snout

  • Give each child a spout (top of a water bottle with the lid on).
  • Help the children turn a spout into a snout by taping a pig snout graphic (see below) on the lid of the spout (top of a water bottle). 
  • Engage the children in saying the Snout Shout song (see target text below) while acting out the motions.
  • Explain that we pout or look sad when fun things end, then invite the children to pout after they join in acting out the song again.

Scout for spouts and snouts

  • Have the children cover their eyes as you scatter spouts and snouts (made out of spouts) around the room.
  • Explain that to scout means to look for something then let the children scout for the spouts and snouts.
  • When the children find a spout or a snout have them say, “I scouted out a spout (or snout)!”
  • Ask each child to tell you a word that rhymes with snout as they bring you the spouts and snouts (allow made-up words). 

Apply the skill

Read a predictable, repetitive target text to the children to support print awareness (see text below)

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

Practice rhyming

  • Produce a word that rhymes with snout during transition time 
    • Ask the children to think of a word that rhymes with snout as they transition to another activity (e.g., "As you go out, tell me a word that rhymes with snout"). 
    • If they do not respond within 2 seconds, give them an option: "Do snout and shout rhyme?" (Nod your head yes to let the child know that they do rhyme). 
  • Recognize rhyming words
    • Have the children repeat a set of 2 words (e.g. snout, spout)
    • Ask the children to put their thumbs up if the words rhyme and thumbs down if the words do not rhyme.
    • Repeat with other sets of words: (e.g., spout, sun; sprout, shout; scout, spout; pig, snout; shout, pout; scout, snout; out, shout)
    • If children do not respond correctly, repeat the 2 words, emphasizing the ending sounds of the words.

SEEL Target Texts

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Snout Shout

*Sung to the tune of "Hokey Pokey" 
I put my snout on.
I take my snout off.
I put my snout on.
And I twist it all about.
I twist and turn my snout.  
And I give a little SHOUT.
My snout is made out of a spout!
I put my spout in 
I put my spout out 
I put my spout in 
And I shake it all about
I twist and turn my spout.  
And I give a little SHOUT.
My snout is made out of a spout!



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

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.1: Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic feature of print.