Hink Pinks are word puzzles that use two-word clues to lead to a rhyming solution. Whether kids are solving the riddles or creating their own, they are expanding. Kids will love Hink Pinks—word puzzles that use two-word clues to lead to a rhyming solution. Try one and get hooked yourself: Obese feline? Fat cat!. What’s a Hink Pink you ask? Hink Pinks are fun rhyming word riddles. The answer to the riddle is a pair of words that rhyme with each other. For example: Large.

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Stout trout A chocolate bar dropped on the beach: Sandy candy A fuzzy fruit: Students can write their own Hink Pinks to use or trade them with other students. Fat cat A dark-colored sled dog: Variations The clues can be read orally for the class to guess, or there can be teams of students who compete against each other in trying to solve the Hink Pinks.

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The categories used in grammar to group different types of words, such as nouns, verbs, adverbs, and adjectives. Making up the riddles also encourages them to think critically and creatively because they have to develop the problem all the way through from start to finish. Chowder powder A fat fish: Encourage creativity and word play by helping a child recognize the elements of a poem and explore different ways of writing one.


Finer diner A light-red beverage: This activity reinforces literacy skills by getting children to think creatively about language.

Children can be card sharks in this game, which challenges players to build words from prefixes, root words, and suffixes. Let children practice ppinks different types of words in a fill-in-the-blank-story game before making their own word list for a magnetic poetry set. The game is made up of a phrase that conveys an adjective paired with a rhyming noun e.

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Sorry, your blog cannot share pinjs by email. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Hink Pink is a highly motivating game because it is so fun. In this variation, the clues do not need to be read aloud. Funny bunny A wet puppy: Grades 4 — 6 Activity Time 30 minutes Publisher.

Think Hink Pinks!

The object of Hink Pink is to have students think of words that match given definitions. Materials Needed Word cards Dictionary and thesaurus for punks student or group of students How to Play Students are given a word card to complete.

Students can try to get so many correct answers in a given time frame or complete the chart in some way four corners, five in a row, etc. The game helps with word recall and with understanding word meaning by playing with words.

You can play with single- or double-syllable words based on the language level of your students. Some people like to use the one-syllable word name for one syllable answers, and the two-syllable names for two syllable answers.


When people think critically, they not only attend to new words and ideas, but they also connect these words and ideas with the things they already know. Jamieson June 18, Have fun coming up with your own Hink Pinks, and feel free to share any you come up with here! They answer any number of Hink Pinks or complete the entire card. Dusky husky A humorous rabbit: Slow crow A skinny little horse: Learn about diamante poems, and then consider the idea of cause and effect before working it into the diamante poem format.

Allow a set amount of time to complete.

But the idea of the game is the same. Baked snake Sweet potato preserve: Hink Pink — Word Game John murray says: Wary canary A chubby kitten: Students work individually or in groups to find the rhymes.

ESL Games: Hink Pink – Word Game

Hairy berry A fat sandwich: Here are some Hinkety Pinketies Because these are more challenging, they often require more elaborate clues: It is a fun way to practice language skills. Here are some Hinky Pinkies: To think both logically and creatively about a topic using different kinds of information. Chub gink Cooked reptile: