Eggs-actly what you need for spring -- a fun, challenging, activity that develops vocabulary, practices parts of speech, eggs-ercises synonyms and rimes, all while using Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS). I'm not eggs-aggerating; I'm talking about Easter Hink Pinks & Hinky Pinkies.
If you're not familiar with Hink Pinks, you are in for some egg-citement! Hink Pinks are riddles for which the answer must be a pair of rhyming words with just 1 syllable in each word (hink & pink each have just 1 syllable). Similarly, Hinky Pinkies are riddles with rhyming word pair answers, but each answer word must have 2 syllables (Hinky & Pinky have 2 syllables each). For example:
Hink Pink clue: superior bird home
Hink Pink answer: best nest
Both you and your students will be egg-cited about learning when it’s this fun!
These riddles and their cousins, Hinkity Pinkities, have been staples in G/T education for decades. They eggs-ercise brain muscles your students didn't know they had. As a teacher, I eggs-perience great satisfaction when I witness that "AHA!" moment in a student.
The best way to understand Hink Pinks & Hinky Pinkies is to try them for yourself. So, try these:
If you're not eggs-actly sure if you solved them, check back tomorrow for the answers. Until then, I hope you have an egg-cellent weekend.