Rhyme Time Flipbook


Recognizing rhyming words is essential for success with phonics and spelling. Create this pocket-size flipbook that grows right along with your vocabulary!


1. Why do words rhyme? In English, if words share the same endings, they rhyme. (Technically speaking, ending means a stressed vowel phoneme, subsequent consonant, or final unstressed vowel.) You can probably think of lots of rhyming words!

2. With Crayola® Gel Markers, write a common rhyming ending syllable on the right half of a colorful index card. You might start with –at or -ine.

3. Cut several index cards in half with Crayola Scissors. On each half, write a letter or letters that connects with the ending letters you wrote on your first card to form a word. If you wrote –ine, for example, you might write word beginnings such as m-, p-, or fel-.

4. Punch holes in the same place on the left side of all cards. Secure the halves on top of the bottom card with a brass paper fastener.

5. Flip through your book to find rhyming words. When you think of other words that have the same ending letters, fill in a half card. Watch your flipbook grow wherever you go!

Safety Guidelines

Adult supervision is required for any arts & crafts project. Observe children closely and intervene as necessary to prevent potential safety problems and ensure appropriate use of arts and crafts materials. Some craft items, particularly beads and buttons, are potential choking hazards for young children. Avoid use of such small parts with children younger than 3 years. Craft items such as scissors, push pins and chenille sticks may have sharp points or edges. Avoid use of materials with sharp points by children younger than 4 years. Read all manufacturers' safety warnings before using arts and craft supplies.

Scissors—ATTENTION: The cutting edges of scissors are sharp and care should be taken whenever cutting or handling. Blunt-tip scissors should be used only by children 4 years and older. Pointed-tip scissors should be used only by children 6 years and older.


  • Use your rhyming flipbook words to inspire you to write poetry.
  • Play the "Name Game" and other rhyming games.
  • Make more complex flipbooks for words that share same sounds in their middle or beginning.
  • Students trade rhyme books with each other. Use the words for spelling vocabulary or to write poems.

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crayola supplies
  • Gel Markers
  • Blunt-Tip Scissors
household supplies
  • hole punch
  • index cards
  • brass paper fasteners



  • Pre-K and Kindergarten
  • Grades 1 to 3


  • Language Arts
  • Visual Arts


  • Less than 1/2 hour
  • Multiple Sessions


  • Students identify the characteristics in the English language that result in rhyming words.

  • Students record and collect rhyming words in an appealing flipbook format.


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