Rhyming Bags – Free Download

Happy Saturday everyone!  Do you have methods of making show-n-share educational?  It does my teacher heart good.  To bring educational value to a simple toy is pure joy!

This is the best homework.  Honestly.  Simple and effective.  What you need is a package of brown lunch bags and enough copies of the page below (two on a page).  Staple the half sheet instructions on the brown bag and send home.  

The children will find an item at home to put in the brown bag.  Then their challenge is to come up with a rhyming word as a clue.  

I have the child who is giving the clue to their bag — call on the children to guess.  

I love this for two reasons:
1.)  My kinders love the rhyming bag show-n-share.  They get to bring something from home – it’s a big deal.    2.) It is amazing rhyming practice that is FUN!

Rhyming Bag

Funny how there is such magic in a hidden item in a bag.
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  1. Tara says:

    Your ideas are soooo fun!! Love this one…any thoughts for older kids and this? I teach 4th grade….Love your ideas! Thanks for sharing and keeping magic alive in classrooms:)

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  2. Susan Tara says:

    I used to do this with beginning sounds but love the rhyming idea! Do you have just a few children bring in a rhyming bag at a time? How often do you do it?

  3. I have everyone bring a bag. I limit the guesses to three and then the item is shown. Most guess it! I also break it up throughout the day as transitional times. It works well and it is a total infusion of rhyming that day.

  4. Anonymous says:

    When I taught summer school, I had 4th and 5th grade students. I did a mystery bag homework activity. When students finished reading a book they would put an item in their bag that would represent their book… Then the student would summarize the book including the item in their summary. The audience had to guess what the item was. They loved it! Thanks for your ideas!

    • Oh my word! I love this idea! How cool! Thank you for sharing it!

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