Contrary to appearances, this box of junk is not just what I picked up off the floor this morning. This old shoe box has been filled deliberately with pairs of small toys that rhyme. Pan, man. Bear, chair. Hat, cat. Bag, flag. Fish, dish.
This idea is ridiculously easy and entirely free. It is a fun and tactile activity for younger ones. I expect it contributes to literacy somehow too. And it frees up a bit of space if your toy boxes are overflowing. But mainly, it’s fun.
Who knows, you may get lucky and find the basket-load of stuff you just picked up off the floor just happens to rhyme. In pairs.