Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Nursery Rhymes and Crafts!

On the side, whenever we have time, we've been fitting in some Nursery Rhyme readings and activities!

Here's our book collection for Mother Goose Rhymes and other Poetry:

Here's our Nursery Rhymes CDs we listen to:

We've made a Nursery Rhyme Duo-Tang full of Mother Goose poetry to read and colour!

Some of the pages inside:
(Which can be printed from HERE)

 Little Mini Puzzles to go with what we read, they are four pieces each.

The other day we worked on Humpy Dumpty.

We made a Humpty Dumpty out of a styrofoam ball, popsicle stick, and pipe cleaners.
A felt hat with a feather, and googley eyes and a pom pom nose.

Drew some cracks on Humpty Dumpty

 We used our Bear Cave from B week to act as Humpty's wall.

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall;
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the King's horses
And all the King's men
Couldn't put Humpty together again!

 Wanna hear a funny version:

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall;
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the King's horses
And all the King's men
Had scrambled eggs for breakfast...again! 

Here's another Humpty craft prepared for my little Butterfly.
With rectangles cut out of sparkly foam, Butterfly filled the wall with "bricks" for Humpty to sit on!

Here's a lamb craft for "Mary Had a Little Lamb" and "Ba Ba Black Sheep"
Trace your hand on black paper, glue cotton balls on.  We made a mommy and a baby with mine and Butterfly's hands.

Hickory Dickory Dock felt puppets.
I keep this in the box with the felt board sets.  The clock is made with stiff felt, the mouse with regular soft felt.  I put the clock on one hand and as I'm singing/saying Hickory Dickory Dock, I move the mouse with my other hand.  Click HERE for the full song/poem version.

Umbrellas for the rhyme "Rain Rain Go Away"
These are muffin liners folded in half and decorated with bingo dabbers.  Pipe cleaners for the handle and some paper rain drops glued on!

Fish craft for a fishy rhyme.
Cut out a black border, using tie tac paper (or shelf liner/ book cover)- clear plastic roll which is sticky on one side.  Stick pieces of tissue paper on.  It's a great easy craft for a toddler, no messy glue needed.  Stick on eye and mouth, put another tie tac sheet over top and trim edges.  Makes for a nice stain glass window art!

One, two, three, four, five,
I caught a fish alive.
Six, seven, eight, nine, ten,
I let him go again!
Why did I let him go?
Because he bit my finger so.
Which finger did he bite?
The little one on the right.

Teaching Rhymes and simple Poetry to children is important, 
see why HERE and HERE.


  1. Love the umbrella idea - so simple. We've got never ending rain here at the moment so we might well give it a go!

  2. Hi! My first visit here and I'm glad I found you, you have some great resources. I love your Humpty Dumpty. We often use a song bag full of props (a rubber duck, a star shaped cookie cutter etc) and let the children pull something out of the bag and then sing about it.
    I wondered if you might like to come and join in our Play Academy link-up on a Friday - it's a great place to swap early years ideas. Cathy.


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