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Rhyming with Candy Hearts

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we have a sweet rhyming activity for your kids! And it’s designed for all ages, because rhyming continues to be an important part of phonological awareness even as students move on to more advanced reading.

Let’s get started!

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Preparing Your “Rhyming with Candy Hearts” Game

Getting ready to play your “Rhyming with Candy Hearts” Game is as easy as 1, 2, 3! Just follow these simple steps!

  1. Select a level (we’ve included color and black-and-white cards for every level of All About Reading).
  2. Print, cut, and color (if necessary) the playing cards for your selected level.
  3. If desired, laminate your cards.

Playing the Rhyming Game

In this activity, your children match pairs of rhyming words. They’ll make the connection that if they can read wiggle they can also read giggle. We’ve included words from all four levels of All About Reading so everyone can play.

children playing rhyming activity

For younger kids, mix up the playing cards and place them on the table with the illustrations facing up so they only have to match the words. rhyming activity playing cards face-up

For older children, you can add an extra level of challenge by placing the cards face down and playing Concentration.

boy selects rhyming activity cards

Either way, children should read the words aloud as they match the rhyming pairs.

child holding rhyming activity cards

Continue playing until all the pairs have been matched.

children playing rhyming activity

I hope you enjoy playing this sweet rhyming activity with your children! Let me know how you liked it!

Be sure to check out our other posts on rhyming!

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Photo credit: Elaine from Humble Dwelling

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Paula

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My grandson and I really enjoy these games! They give us an opportunity to have fun and learn at the same time.

Robin E.

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Wonderful to hear, Paula! I love that you and your grandson enjoy these together.

Heidi

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A fun one for Valentine’s Day!

Kristina Johnson

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Fun! Thank you!

MICHELLE AYOUB

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This looks so fun!

Joy

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This is really useful! Thanks for sharing!

Robin E.

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You’re welcome, Joy!

Stacy Alley

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My son is going to love this!

Gretchen Boldin

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My son loves candy hearts and these will make him happy all year around!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

I agree with your son, Gretchen. Candy hearts are great! I hope he had lots and lots of fun with this activity.

Angie

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Thanks so much for offering these games!

Alice

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We love these extra fun games!

Megan Rauschert

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Cute! I just downloaded it. Thanks!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

I hope your students have a lot of fun with this activity, Megan!

Theresa

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Cute hearts plus rhyming! Win win for us!

Jessica Anderson

says:

What a great rhyming game. :) Definitely going to use it with my oldest.

Bethany

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Love this rhyming game! Thank you for all your wonderful resources.

Pam

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Thank you for this fun game -right on time for valentines!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

You’re welcome, Pam. Enjoy! ?

Jessica

says:

This is so cute! My kiddos will love this!

Kate

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Thanks so much! I will definitely print this out for my kids!

Brianna

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I love this way to tie in Valentines Day with phonological awareness

Lucy Chetty

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Can’t wait to try out!

Kellie

says:

Love this “themed” rhyming activity.

Jennifer

says:

This is perfect with a Valentines twist, rhyme is so important for phonological awareness.

Sarah

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Oh I love these tiles. It’s great how your resources are clear and easy to use(and download..lol). You are brilliant!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

You are welcome, Sarah. I hope you and your student(s) have a lot of fun with these.

Lidiya Salem

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Love it!
Thank you for all the wonderful activities and ideas!

Kara

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Thanks for another fun game! We are so grateful for AAR! My 6 year old son is reading with more confidence and loves the games in the lessons!

Julie Elkins

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Thank you for this Valentine’s Day rhyming game!

S Taylor

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I’ve done this with my kids – added the challenge of hiding the cards around the house. They loved it!

Robin E.

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Ooo, I like your idea for making it a scavenger hunt type activity! ?

Bonita

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Sounds good

Kristina Wessels

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Thank you so much for creating a fun learning activity!

Lori Knight

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I love that the words are suitable for older children.

Kimberly K.

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This is great!

Sarah

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I am super excited to use this resource with my kindergarten beginning reader! Thank you!!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

You’re welcome, Sarah. I hope you have a lot of fun with it. ?

Candice

says:

How cute are these?! Great idea.