Nursery rhymes are a fantastic way to introduce kids to rhyming and fun with words. Nursery rhymes are used all over by preschool, kindergarten, and first-grade teachers to encourage kids to rhyme and improve their reading fluency. I thought it would be fun to have nursery rhyme crafts to do after reciting popular nursery rhymes. I created 10 nursery rhyme cut-and-paste crafts that are simple to use with kids of all ages. Keep reading to learn about the different crafts I have available.
Baa Baa, Black Sheep
This classic nursery rhyme is a fun way to practice rhyming and reciting poems. Recite the poem with your kids and then invite them to make their own adorable sheep. The craft comes with just a few pieces to cut out and assemble. It makes a great bulletin board display when finished.
We all know the classic nursery rhyme about the clumsy egg! Create this adorable egg and don’t forget the brick wall to set him on. Make sure to use the brick wall provided, the lines are already drawn for you, so they are nice and straight.
Jack and Jill
This is a wonderful activity to use when practicing word families. This one covers the -ill word family, and kids will love using it in their small groups or independent centers. Have kids create both characters or just one, depending on how much time you have.
The Itsy Bitsy Spider
This is a childhood favorite, and I love the hand motions that can be done with it. Kids really enjoy twirling their fingers around and doing the motions as they recite the sweet poem. Create this colorful craft and use it to brighten your bulletin board.
Little Miss Muffet
Use this craft to discuss things that frighten your kids. Little Miss Muffet was startled by a spider, so let your kids share some other things that might give them a little start.
Hickory Dickory Dock
Teachers and parents love using this craft to practice rhyming and to learn about telling time. It’s a great activity to have on hand while starting time telling in first or second grade. Kids will love the fun craft, as well.
Mary Had a Little Lamb
This craft only features the first verse of the nursery rhyme, but I know many other verses have been created over the years. Use this sweet craft to improve reading fluency in small groups and centers. It’s a wonderful activity for the classroom or the home.
Mary, Mary Quite Contrary
Use this adorable craft in the spring when flowers are blooming, and new growth is happening all around. Kids will enjoy the cute rhyme, and you’ll love how easy it is to prep.
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
This classic bedtime nursery rhyme is one all kids will know. Recite the poem and create this beautiful and simple craft with your kids.
Hey Diddle Diddle
Recite this nursery rhyme and invite kids to make this craft and come up with other words that rhyme with moon and fiddle. They will find it hilarious to think of nonsense words that rhyme. Make a list on the board and read through it to hear the rhymes.
Your kids will thoroughly enjoy making their own nursery rhyme crafts and learning tons of rhyming words. Grab each craft separately, or use the bundle of all ten Nursery Rhyme Crafts. Use a craft a week, or keep them on hand throughout the year. Your kids will thank you!
If you want even MORE nursery rhyme crafts, I have created 13 more to add to your collection! The BIG Nursery Rhyme Craft Bundle includes the 10 listed above PLUS:
- Row Row Row Your Boat
- Old King Cole
- Little Jack Horner
- This Little Piggy
- I’m a Little Teapot
- Little Bo Peep
- There Was an Old Lady Who Lived in a Shoe
- Old Mother Hubbard
- One Two Buckle My Shoe
- Little Boy Blue
- Three Blind Mice
- Jack Be Nimble
Enjoy using all of these simple nursery rhyme crafts! I loved making them.