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All About Rhyming Words for Kindergarten

Mr. Antony Koshy
Oct 18, 2022
School, Students

When it comes to small children who study in the kgs school, the best way to make them learn anything is by making them listen to rhyming words. The rhyming element makes it easy for them to retain what is being taught and understand it too. That is the reason why nursery rhymes are so much in vogue when it comes to teaching small children. 

The teachers that teach children that small have to have the skills to get their students to take to the  nursery rhymes they are made to listen to by being creative in their approach. Singing the rhymes or combining them with role-play is a great way of doing that.

That is the reason why if one ever goes by a nursery class you can hear children reading out rhyming text. That makes them learn as nothing else does. The rhyming text is in fact the mainstay of nursery education.

What Are Rhyming Words?

Words that sound similar are rhyming words. For instance, cheese rhymes with peas and tall rhymes with ball. Rhyming words can be used to form poems or nursery rhymes that very small children can relate to. 

“Baba black sheep, have you any wool; Yes Sir, yes Sir, three bags full,”  and “Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall” are examples of rhyming words being used to good effect to entertain children. All Dubai Indian schools are known to use rhyming words to good effect to teach toddlers.

Why is Rhyming Important for Kids?

1. Makes the children pay attention.

2. Entertains the children.

3. Teaches the children about their world by way of examples.

4. Prevents the children from getting bored.

5. Sharpens the children’s ability to understand a language.

Benefits of Rhyming Words for Children

1. Gets children interested in learning.

2. Improves their vocabulary.

3. Has a good impact on their cognitive ability.

4. Makes them bond with their teachers.

5. Encourages them to read.

6. Makes children more confident on account of their being able to remember and recite nursery rhymes.

7. Inculcates the love for literature at an early age as some nursery rhymes are all time classics.

8. Improves the children’s ability to imagine.

9. Makes them creative in their approach to things.

List of Rhyming Words for Kids

1. Bun and sun.

2. Man and van.

3. Ask and mask.

4. Flask and task

5. Cat and bat.

6. Rat and hat.

7. Money and honey.

8. Fight and night.

9. Light and bright.

10. Day and say.

11. Glad and sad.

12. Bad and made.

13. Pin and tin.

14. Double and trouble.

15. Waste and haste.

Words That Rhyme With at

1. Bat

2. Rat

3. Cat

4. That

5. Hat

6. Combat

7. Flat

8. Brat

9. Knatt

10. Chat

11. Splat

12. Sat

13. That

14. Fat

15. Slat

Words That Rhyme With an

1. Can

2. Man

3. Span

4. Ban

5. Fan

6. Pan

7. Ran

8. Tan

9. Van

10. Plan

11. Than

12. Began

13. Span

14. Bran

15. Sedan

Words That Rhyme With Ad

1. Dad

2. Glad

3. Sad

4. Lad

5. Fad

6. Bad

7. Had

8. Mad

9. Pad

10. Tad

11. Clad

12. Wad

13. Fat

14. That

15. Cat

Words That Rhyme With All

1. Ball

2. Call

3. Fall

4. Gall

5. Mall

6. Pall

7. Tall

8. Wall

9. Withdrawal

10. Drawl

11. Crawl

12. Trawl

13. Hall

14. Recall

15. Thrall

Word That Rhyme With Ip

1. Tip

2. Nib

3. Bib

4. Crib

5. Nip

6. Ship

7. Trip

8. Grip

9. Lip

10. Pip

11. Dip

12. Hip

13. Rip

14. Sip

15. Zip

Words That Rhyme With Ap

1. Cap

2. Gap

3. Lap

4. Map

5. Rap

6. Sap

7. Tap

8. Nap

9. Trap

10. Clap

11. Flap

12. Crab

13. Slab

14. Scab

15. Slap

Words That Rhyme With Am

1. Pram

2. Ma’am

3. Jam

4. Tram

5. Swam

6. Gram

7. Clam

8. Cram

9. Scam

10. Slam

11. Spam

12. Exam

13. Yam

14. Program

15. Dam

Words That Rhyme With Ay

1. Array

2. Way

3. Day

4. Say

5. Away

6. Play

7. Tray

8. Clay

9. May

10. Hay

11. Lay

12. Today

13. Pay

14. Stay

15. Lay

Words That Rhyme With en

1. Then

2. Again

3. When

4. Amen

5. Pen

6. Ten

7. Den

8. Hen

9. Men

10. Ken

11. Yen

12. Zen

13. Silken

14. Lumpen

15. Seven

Words That Rhyme With in

1. Bin

2. Chin

3. Din

4. Gin

5. Grin

6. Inn

7. Spin

8. Skin

9. Tin

10. Win

11. Sin

12. Spin

13. Kiln

14. Pin

15. Basin

Words That Rhyme With It

1. Bit

2. Hit

3. Split

4. Commit

5. Fit

6. Lit

7. Kit

8. Pit

9. Sit

10. Wit

11. Knit

12. Slit

13. Kilt

14. Built

15. Hilt

Words That Rhyme With Og

1. Dog

2. Clog

3. Frog

4. Hog

5. Bog

6. Cog

7. Fog

8. Jog

9. Log

10. Blog

11. Smog

12. Slog

13. Flog

14. Stock

15. Dock

Words That Rhyme With Op

1. Drop

2. Stop

3. Cop

4. Flop

5. Lob

6. Mop

7. Shop

8. Swap

9. Chop

10. Watch

11. Spot

12. Taught

13. Lord

14. Fault

15. Shot

Rhyming Word Activities for Kids

1. Make them write poems.

2. Ask them to write all the rhyming words they can think of with each letter of the alphabet.

3. Make them create posters with rhyming birds

4. Make them write down rhyming names of birds.

5. Make them write down rhyming names of animals.

6. Make them write down rhyming names of countries

7. Make them write down rhyming names of continents.

8. Make them write down the names of the planets that rhyme.

9. Make them write down the names of the month that rhyme.

How to Develop Rhyming Skills in Kids

1. Ask them to underline rhyming words when reading.

2. Ask them to write pay attention to similar sounding names and write them down

3. Ask them to remember as many nursery rhymes as they can.

4. Organize rhyming contests in the classroom.

5. Ask them to try and write rhyming poetry

6. Ask the children in the classroom if any of their names rhyme.

7. Ask students studying science if to find out of any of the chemicals have formulae that rhyme


When it comes to teaching kids in kindergarten as indeed other classes, the fact that certain words and terms tend to rhyme can be used to make a matter of study interesting and easy to remember. There is, therefore, every reason to leverage rhyming words as a very useful tool of education. 

As a matter of fact, students in even senior classes often abbreviate or convert into rhyming syllables things they need to remember. Humans have an inborn ability to appreciate rhymes and that can be put to good use in schools and other educational institutions.

This is particularly true for very small children studying in kindergartens and preschools as children that young take to rhyming instinctively. The fact that rhyming is a fun activity motivates the small ones to try and learn about the world they live in through the stories that rhymes convey to them.

Mr. Antony Koshy

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