Humpty Dumpty Sat on a Wall

Contributor: Melissa LaRusso. Lesson ID: 11108

Humpty Dumpty cracks me up! It's about TIME you learn how to RHYME! Do you know what "rhyming" means? It's fun with words! Watch the video and play some games to learn from the most famous egg of all!



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Auditory, Visual
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Grade Level
Primary (K-2)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

Lesson Plan - Get It!

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Let's watch this egg-citing video, Humpty Dumpty Sat on a Wall - Mother Goose Club Rhymes for Kids:

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  • How can you tell if two words rhyme?
  • Did you hear any rhyming words in the video you just watched?

How about in this popular nursery rhyme:

Twinkle, twinkle little star
How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky!

Tell your parent or teacher which words rhyme and why.

As you can hear, the words "are" and "star" rhyme because they have the same end sound, just like "high" and "sky." Now say these words: "cat," "hat," "sat," and "bat." These words rhyme because they all end with the "-at" sound.

You will rhyme with more words, but first you need to get your listening ears ready. Let's start by playing a game!

In this game, your teacher will tell you three sounds.* You will listen to the sounds and decide which sound is different and doesn’t belong. Tell your teacher the sound that is different and doesn’t belong with the others.

*Note to parent or teacher: Say the sounds of the following letters and allow the student time to say the letter sound that is different. This will help the student identify ending sounds in words later in this lesson.

  • Teacher: /s//m//m/ Student: /s/
  • Teacher: /j//v//j/ Student: /v/
  • Teacher: /l//l//t/ Student: /t/
  • Teacher: /b//k//k/ Student: /b/

Wow! You are able to name the sound that doesn’t belong! Great work!

Now that your listening ears are all warmed up, you are ready to work on rhyming words.

This next game you are about to play is called "Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down." To play this game, listen to your teacher say two words. You will give a thumbs up if the words rhyme. Give your teacher a thumbs down if they don’t rhyme.

  • Teacher: cat/hat Student: thumbs up
  • Teacher: Bug/rug Student: Thumbs up
  • Teacher: Fox/man Student: Thumbs down
  • Teacher: fox/box Student: Thumbs up
  • Teacher: Cake/chair Student: Thumbs down

Wow! You listened really well to the words to tell if they are rhyming words!

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