Ocean Fish Rhyming Clip Strips Free Printable

Practice recognizing rhyming words with these fish rhyming clip strips for preschool and kindergarten literacy centers.

Ocean fish rhyming activity for developing phonological awareness in preschool, pre-k and kindergarten.

Fish Rhyming Clip Strips

This rhyming activity comes with 15 clip strips for practice with rhyming simple CVC words. Add them to your literacy centers for lots of fun and learning all year long!

Students will develop phonological skills while exploring rhymes and thinking about how the sounds in the words relate to each other. Phonological awareness is very important because it is the foundation of developing strong readers and writers.

While engaging with this activity and listening for rhyming words, students will begin developing their phonological awareness abilities.

An ocean fish rhyming activity that will build phonological awareness and engage kids in learning how sounds relate to each other.

Low Prep Ocean Activity

This fun rhyming activity is super simple to prep. Just print, laminate and cut the strips apart. Or slip the whole sheet into a write and wipe pocket and use dry erase markers on it or have students mark their answers with fish mini erasers.

To start, click on the button at the bottom of the post and grab the freebie. Then gather some clothespins or cute clips, and your students will be ready for rhyming practice.

Setting Up the Fish Rhyming Clip Strips

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Supplies Needed:

  • Fish Rhyming Clip Strips (button to get them at the bottom of this post)
  • Clothespins, clips, or paperclips
  • Scissors


  1. Print the cards. There are 3 strips per page.
  2. Laminate the strips.
  3. Cut the strips apart.
  4. Slide the strips and clothespins into a large bag or tray for storage.
Fish theme rhyming clip strips for learning how words relate to each other and building phonological awareness skills.

Recognize Rhyming Words

Students will pick a card and look at the picture on the card. Then they will look at the picture choices and choose the one that rhymes with the original picture by clipping it with a clothespin.

Encourage students to say the words pictures out loud, so that they can listen for the words that rhyme with each other. You can even ask them to say the word on the fish before they say each word on the strip to see if they can hear the rhyme.

This activity will give them a hands-on and engaging way to practice this important skill.

Phonological awareness rhyming activity for kids.

Learning to Rhyme

Make the cards self-checking by adding a small dot or sticker to the back of the card to mark the correct choice. When students have made their choice, they can flip the card over to check if they were right.

They are perfect for kindergarten and first-grade students to practice independently, with a partner, or in a small group. You can even utilize them during whole group instruction.

Add them to your literacy instruction for lots of hands-on practice with this important phonological awareness skill!

Fish rhyming clip strips phonological awareness activity.

Your kids will love these fish rhyming clip cards to practice rhyming words in a fun, hands-on way! With quick prep and engaging practice, learning to rhyme couldn’t be more simple.

Click the button below to get the fish rhyming clip strips. Enjoy!

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