Nursery rhymes teach children rhyming as well as poetry, story, character, and plot, which are all important for their reading success. Plus, you can sing the nursery rhymes making them fun and easy to learn. Here are ten nursery rhyme activities to try with your toddler, preschooler, or kindergartner.
1. Watch and sing along with the nursery rhymes at The Mother Goose Club.
2. Print out these free Nursery Rhymes from PreKinders. Read one every day with your child.
4. Pretend play the story of the nursery rhyme. Charlotte at Make, Do & Friend shares many suggestions for playing nursery rhymes. Here’s Humpty Dumpty.
5. Download a nursery rhyme app such as Nursery Rhymes with Story Time.
6. Play an online nursery rhyme game like Nursery Rhyme Collage Maker from BBC.
6. Read, play, and build with these beautiful, hand-crafted Nursery Rhyme Blocks by Uncle Goose.
6. Watch a video of Dora the Explorer “Nursery Rhymes.”
7. Do a nursery rhyme craft. Here’s a craft for Hey Diddle, Diddle from Spell Outloud.
8. Color nursery rhyme pages. Free printables on Reading With Kids.
P.S. I LOVE this printable on Etsy, don’t you?
I know you’re going to have fun playing and reading nursery rhymes! Which activity will you do first?