There’s a reason Dr. Seuss books are still so popular!
Rhyming helps to teach a child how language works. It helps them notice and work with the sounds within words. Rhymes help children experience the rhythm of language.
Learning rhymes is important for writing, too. It can help children understand that words that share common sounds often share common letters. For example, the rhyming words rat and sat both end with –at.
Use the Five Little Snowmen to act out the following rhyme:
Five little snowmen standing in a row,
Standing straight and tall in the deep, cold snow.
Out came the sun, shining bright and hot all day.
And one little snowman melted away.
(Repeat with 4, 3, 2, 1, and 0.)
Draw two or three circles to create your snowman or use our template.
Create five snowmen.
Use your markers or crayons to decorate your snowmen.
Give them eyes and a nose, a scarf and a hat!
Cut out your snowmen. Ask for an adult’s help!
Say the rhyme out loud. Each time one melts away, simply hide him from view!