Learning with Nursery Rhymes: FREE Printables, Crafts and Activities

Published:
April 21, 2019

Annette Breedlove

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Annette Breedlove

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Nursery rhymes are some of my favorite stories to read to children. I remember hearing them read to me as a child by my mom and grandparents. They were fun stories that usually had a “moral to the story” ending. And the thing I love most about nursery rhymes is they are great for all ages, not just little ones.

They are so fun and can be a great teaching tool for early readers. Because they are typically short stories with a sing-songy rhythm, even your littlest ones can become entranced with the catchy rhythm. Some of them are even songs you can sing to help your kids remember them and learn how rhythms sound.

Nursery Rhymes free printables, crafts, and activities

It is said that reading to your children from an early age can help develop language skills. While this doesn’t guarantee they will read or even talk early, they are hearing the words and it does help them understand more. It can also help them develop a love of reading from an early age.

Nursery rhymes can also help your pre-readers learn important skills as well as hearing the sounds of letters and words being formed. This helps give them a solid foundation for reading as they get older.

May 1st is Mother Goose Day, which is the perfect time to read some nursery rhymes to your kids, work through some fun printables or do a complete nursery rhyme unit with your older readers. Browse through these printables, crafts and activities to help you get started!

FREE Nursery Rhyme Activity for Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star | The Brisky Girls (TpT)

FREE Nursery Rhymes Sequencing Activities | Fun with Mama

3 Billy Goats Gruff Pack | 3 Dinosaurs

Nursery Rhyme Pop-Up Sequencing Cards | Pool Noodles and Pixie Dust

FREE Nursery Rhymes Sequence Printable Puzzles | Totschooling

FREE 3 Little Pigs Reading Comprehension Pack | Sight and Sound Reading

3 Little Pigs Printable Pack | 3 Dinosaurs

FREE Printable Little Miss Muffet Poetry Rhyme Pages | The Barefoot Teacher

FREE Little Boy Blue Printables and Activities | Faith and Good Works

FREE Printable Nursery Rhyme Sequencing Activities | Homeschool Preschool

Goldilocks and the 3 Bears Printable Pack | 3 Dinosaurs

Three Little Kittens Storytime Activities | Keeping Life Creative

Humpty Dumpty Printable Nursery Rhyme Book | From ABCs to ACTs

FREE Printable Nursery Rhyme Posters | PreKinders

Hey Diddle Diddle Printable Pack | 3 Dinosaurs

FREE Printable Humpty Dumpty Cut & Paste Activity | Totschooling

Nursery Rhyme Mini Unit – Jack & Jill Freebie | Sunny and Bright in Primary (TpT)

Three Little Pigs Sequencing – Printable Story Cards | 3 Boys and a Dog

Isty Bitsy Spider Printable Pack | 3 Dinosaurs

Little Bo Peep Color Match | Best Toys 4 Toddlers

FREE Complex Nursery Rhymes | Teach Beside Me

FREE Nursery Rhyme Fluency Stick Labels | Pre-K Pages

Jack & Jill Printable Pack | 3 Dinosaurs

Goldilocks & the Three Bears FREE PRINTABLE Storytelling Kit | NurtureStore

Itsy Bitsy Spider FREE Emergent Reader | Tickled Pink in Primary (TpT)

FREE Little Miss Muffet Pack | 3 Dinosaurs

Little Red Riding Hood Printables and Activity Pack | Fun with Mama

Find more FREE Nursery Rhyme and Rhyming Printables here!

time to rhyme: free nursery rhyme and rhyming printables

Hickory Dickory Dock Printable Pack | Little Puddins

Jack Be Nimble Printable Pack | 3 Dinosaurs

Little Red Hen Rhyming Game Printable | PreKinders

Nursery Rhymes, Fingerplays & Songs for Circle Time Printables | Things to Share and Remember

Goldilocks and the 3 Bears Free Printables | A Little Pinch of Perfect

Mary Had a Little Lamb Printable Pack | 3 Dinosaurs

Hey Diddle Diddle Nursery Rhyme Play Dough Set | Life Over C’s

FREE Nursery Rhyme Printable Posters | Fun with Mama

FREE Humpty Dumpty Printable Book | The Measured Mom

Mary, Mary Quite Contrary Printable Pack | 3 Dinosaurs

Goldilocks and the Three Bears Free Printable Pack | Encouraging Moms at Home

Little Jack Horner Printable Pack | Simple Living Creative Learning

Baa Baa Black Sheep Counting Cards for Numbers 1-10 | Life Over C’s

Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater Printable Pack | 3 Dinosaurs

FREE Nursery Rhyme Worksheets for Toddlers and Preschoolers | 123Homeschool4Me

Jack and the Beanstalk FREE Printables | Fun with Mama

Free Printable Nursery Rhyme Sheet Music | Let’s Play Music

Buckle My Shoe Printable Pack | Simple Living Creative Learning

15 FREE Christian Nursery Rhymes | This Reading Mama

Jack & the Beanstalk Free Printables and Activities | Embark on the Journey

Jack and Jill Sequencing Activity | Liz’s Early Learning Spot

 

Nursery Rhyme Crafts & Activities

Rub a Dub Dub 3 Objects Sink or Float in a Tub | JDainel4’sMom

Create Your Own Humpty Dumpty Rhyming Book | Onetime Through

40 Nursery Rhyme Crafts and Activities | Red Ted Art

The Three Little Pigs Printable Story Retell Puppets | Childhood 101

Jack Be Nimble Gross Motor Activity | Pre-K Pages

12+ Mother Goose Toddler Activities | Rainy Day Mum

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star Wand Craft | Simple at Home

Humpty Dumpty Science Ideas | Science Sparks

Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe Craft | The OT Toolbox

Tot School: Nursery Rhyme Activities & Crafts | Mrs. Plemons’ Kindergarten

I’m a Little Teapot Pour Painting | Toddler Approved

Spider Handprints | Learning and Exploring through Play

Hickory Dickory Dock Nursery Rhyme Craft | Sweet Sensations (TpT)

Humpty Dumpty Printable Craft | I Heart Crafty Things

The Cow Jumped Over the Moon Catapult | Science Sparks

10 Nursery Rhyme Activities and Play Ideas | Rainy Day Mum

Three Blind Mice Craft for Kids | Creative Family Fun

Baa Baa Black Sheep Craft | I Heart Crafty Things

Nursery Rhyme Dish and Spoon Painting | Pre-K Pages

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learning with nursery rhymes free printables, crafts, and activities

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