Your elementary student will love coloring these cute, fuzzy groundhogs so much, she won’t even notice that she is working on the skill of rhyming! These are perfect for 1st through 3rd grade.
Why Teaching Rhyming is Important
Rhymes aren’t just for poets! Teaching rhyming is an important concept for all students to practice. Rhyming focuses on the sounds of words. Rhyming words are similar but not identical, so you need to be able to separate the individual sounds in a word. This is called phonemic awareness, and it is an essential reading skill.
Rhyming activities can also help the child’s brain sort words into phonetic families. This will help him decode new words that resemble the ones he already knows.
Some rhyming words look similar to each other (such as “hat” and “bat”). Others don’t resemble each other at all (like “through” and “two”). Rhyming activities are a great way to practice decoding different vowel pairs.
How to Use the Groundhog Day Color by Rhyming Word Pages
You can use the Groundhog Day Color by Rhyming Word pages on February 2 as part of a themed day celebrating all things groundhog, or you can use them as a simple cute coloring page any time of year.
Here’s what you’ll need to do:
1 – Download and print your FREE copy of Groundhog Day Color by Rhyming Word pages. There are 8 coloring pages to choose from!
2 – Give your student a 24 pack of crayons. (That is because you’ll need various shades of blue and brown especially).
3 – Color away, matching each word in the picture to its rhyming word in the key.
Grab Your Free Color by Rhyming Word Pages for Groundhog’s Day!
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