Hink Pinks

Hink Pinks can be used to reinforce word learning in an entertaining manner.  The teacher says, "Hink Pink" to signal students that the words he/she is looking for have one syllable each and that they rhyme.  For example, for a Hink Pink, a teacher might give out the definition, "an overweight feline."  The students would answer with" fat cat."  To increase the difficulty of this activity, ask for a Hinky Pinky (2 syllable words) or a Hinkity Pinkity (3 syllable words).  Have students come up with their own definitions with which to play the game.  This stretches their vocabulary and increases their interest in words.

 

Websites on Hink Pinks:

Utah Education Network: Hink Pinks

http://www.uen.org/utahlink/activities/view_activity.cgi?activity_id=5912

The Teacher's Desk: Hinky Pinky
http://www.teachersdesk.org/vocabhink.html

 

  
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