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New November 2012: Nursery Rhymes Preschool Activities and Crafts. This theme engages children in activities, games, songs, and literature linked to popular nursery rhymes for young children. The thematic materials allow for the natural development of literacy and math skills within the context of the dramatic characters and rhythmic, rhyming language of the nursery rhymes. Children can put Humpty Dumpty back together again, help Little Bo Peep find her sheep, and count how many spiders are sitting next to Little Miss Muffet, or learn the time with Hickory, Dickory, Dock, just to name some of the fun included. Samples of our more than 100 nursery rhymes crafts, activities, crafts, games, songs, rhymes, coloring pages, and printables.

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Hickory Dickory Dock Time Game

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Nursery Rhymes Activities, Rhymes, Printables, and Nursery Rhymes Book Suggestions



Recite the nursery rhyme "Jack-Be-Nimble," and substitute each child's name to take turns to jump over objects. Vary the heights and the width of the object(s) as the children gain experience and skill.

Lay a candle on the floor. Recite the rhyme and substitute the name and "number of times".

"Jack" be nimble,
"Jack" be quick,
Jump "Three" times over
The candle stick.

While the other children clap and count, the choosen child jumps over the candle stick three times.

Jack be nimble coloring and tracing


Free Jack-Be-Nimble Prewriting Worksheet




"Jumping with Jack" Letter J Activitiy

This is a fun activty to teach children to recognize the letter /j/ sound. Recite the nursery rhyme "Jack-Be-Nimble" emphasizing the letter /j/ sound in Jack and jump. Ask children if they know the letter Jack and jump begins with. Let children color a page with the letter j outline and tape to the floor. Recite the rhyme and let children jump over the letter j evertime they hear the letter j sound.


Jack be nimble,
Jack be quick,
Jack jump over
The candle stick.

Extend the activity by saying a pair of words. One word with the letter j in it and the other without. Examples jar / bike. If the words begin with the letter /j/, the children jump over the letter J printout. If the word begins with a diffrerent sound the children stand still. Letter j words: jar, jeep, jacket, jump, jug, jellyfish, jet, etc.

Nursery Rhymes Printables, Coloring Pages, and Resources
Hey Diddle Diddle Poster Hickory Dickory Dock Poster Hickory Dickory Dock Worksheet Humpty Dumpty ideas Hickory Dickory Dock worksheet
Nursery Rhymes:


Hickory, Dickory, Dock
Hickory, Dickory, Dock,
The mouse ran up the clock.
The clock struck one,
The mouse ran down.
Hickory, Dickory, Dock.

Jack and Jill
(Traditional Nursery Rhyme)

Jack and Jill went up the hill,
To fetch a pail of water.
Jack fell down and broke his crown,
And Jill came tumbling after.

Up Jack got, and home did trot,
As fast as he could caper,
To old Dame Dob, who patched his nob
With vinegar and brown paper.


Jack Spratt
(Traditional Nursery Rhyme)

Jack Sprat could eat no fat,
His wife could eat no lean,
And so between the two of them,
They licked the platter clean.


Little Bo Peep
(Traditional Nursery Rhyme)

Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep,
And can't tell where to find them.
Leave them alone, and they'll come home,
Wagging their tails behind them.


Little Jack Horner
(Traditional Nursery Rhyme)

Little Jack Horner sat in the corner,
Eating his Christmas pie,
He put in his thumb and pulled out a plum,
And said "What a good boy am I!"

Old King Cole
(Traditional Nursery Rhyme)

Old King Cole was a merry old soul,
and a merry old soul was he.
He called for his pipe in the middle of the night,
And he called for his fiddlers three.
Every fiddler had a fine fiddle,
and a very fine fiddle had he.
Oh there's none so rare as can compare
With King Cole and his fiddlers three.

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The Queen of Hearts
(Traditional Nursery Rhyme)

The Queen of Hearts
She made some tarts,
All on a summer's day.

The Knave of Hearts
He stole those tarts,
And took them clean away.

The King of Hearts
Called for the tarts,
And beat the knave full sore.

The Knave of Hearts
Brought back the tarts,
And vowed he'd steal no more.

Nursery Rhymes Books
And the dish ran away with the spoon nursery rhyme book Himpty Dumpty Nursery Rhyme book Favorite Nusery Rhymes book Hey Diddle Diddle My first mother goose book

And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon

Dimity Dumpty: The Story of Humpty's Little Sister

Favorite Nursery Rhymes from Mother Goose

Hey Diddle Diddle

My Very First Mother Goose

Pocketful Nusery Rhymes book Very best Mother Goose book Mother Goose Book Hickory Dickory Dock book  
Pocketful of Posies: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes Richard Scarry's Best Mother Goose Ever (Giant Little Golden Book) Sylvia Long's Mother Goose The Completed Hickory Dickory Dock (Aladdin Picture Books)  



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