Language Works

Rhyming Steps

Ideal for Infant, Toddler

Father holds his kids hand as they walk down steps.

This activity promotes development and learning by encouraging children to demonstrate phonological awareness

Materials Needed:

  • None

Participants: This activity is intended for adult/child interaction.


  1. As you’re climbing steps with your child, make a game of trying to think of as many words that rhyme as there are stairs. (E.g. hop, pop, stop mop.)
  2. Say a new word as you move to a new step.

Learn More: Don’t have stairs or steps? Lay pieces of tape on the floor and say a rhyming word as your child hops from one piece of tape to another.

Additional Activities

We think you'll also enjoy these...


We're adding new activities each week - get notified when we do!