Snouts and Spouts

Snouts and Spouts
Target text


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.").

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Lesson Plan

Target Words:

  • out
  • about
  • snout
  • spout
  • shout
  • scout


  • Plastic water bottles
  • Pig snout graphics* 
  • Snout Shout song*

*Items included below.

State and Model the Objective 

The children will play with snouts and spouts and practice saying words that rhyme with snout, such as spout, shout, pout, and out.  

Literacy Activities

Turn a spout into a snout

  • Make spouts by cutting the tops off of plastic water bottles, leaving the lid on. 
  • Give each child a spout, explain that a spout is a place where water can come out, and point out that spout and out rhyme.
  • Help the children turn a spout into a snout by taping a pig snout graphic (see below) on the lid of the spout. 
  • Engage the children in singing the Snout Shout song (see below) while acting out the motions.

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 to the children that to scout means to search 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)!”
  • Help each child think of a word that rhymes with snout (e.g., pout, trout, shout) as they bring you the spouts and snouts.

More Practice

Read a predictable, repetitive target text

  • 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. 
  • Allow the children to shadow read by repeating predictable phrases while you read the song again. 
  • Help the children find words in the song that rhyme with snout

Produce a word that rhymes with snout during transition time 

  • Help the children think of a word that rhymes with snout as they transition to another activity (support as needed).

Recognize rhyming words

  • Have the children repeat a set of two 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; pig, snout; out, pout; scout, snout). supporting as needed.
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SEEL Target Texts

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