Free creative teaching resource – a phonic rhyme puzzle

Investigating rhyming words helps with spelling and pronunciation. Try this puzzle with your children.

A rhyme puzzle

What to do – Read the clues. Work out the answers.

1. It is something you do with your eyes. It rhymes with book. __ __ __ __

2. It is when you have spoken. It rhymes with red. __ __ __ __

3. It is something you eat off. It rhymes with eight. __ __ __ __ __

4. It is something you do with a spade. It rhymes with big. __ __ __

5. It is something you can tell. It rhymes with chime. __ __ __ __

6. It is somewhere you live. It rhymes with dome. __ __ __ __

7. It is something you do with two feet. It rhymes with hump. __ __ __ __

8. It is a number. It rhymes with bee. __ __ __ __ __

9. It is something you do when you’re happy. It rhymes with half. __ __ __ __ __

10. It is something you spend. It rhymes with honey. __ __ __ __ __

11. It is something you get in the post. It rhymes with better. __ __ __ __ __ __

Help – Choose from these words: plate, dig, home, jump, letter, said, time, three, money, laugh, look.

Download the rhyme puzzle as a worksheet here.

This activity is drawn from Word Level Work – Phonics (part of the Brilliant Support Activities series) which contains 42 photocopiable activities for Key Stage 2 pupils who are working at levels consistent with the first four years of the National Literacy Strategy document. They introduce one concept per sheet, and provide additional practice and support for those children who are struggling to learn concepts and skills first introduced at Key Stage 1.

The activities include:

  • initial conconants
  • find the letter
  • rhyming words
  • the sounds ‘ew’, ‘ow’, ‘y’, ‘ee’, and ‘ay’
  • onset and rime
  • consonant clusters


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