Like most people, you probably know a few nursery rhymes. If you like to read nursery rhymes to your children or students, it is always a great idea to create some nursery rhyme crafts that you can use as props to go along with the nursery rhyme. Let’s explore some nursery rhyme crafts for beginners.
Humpty Dumpty Wall Hanging
You will need:
•Tree trunk cut from brown construction paper
•Tree body (leaves), cut from green construction paper
•Egg shaped body cut from white or cream construction paper
•Clothes for Humpty cut from colorful construction paper
•Bumblebees from the craft store
•Re-write of the poem stated and above printed on white paper
To assemble Humpty Dumpty, cut out the trunk and body of the tree. Attach the tree trunk and body using glue. Cut out Humpty Dumpty and his clothes and attach to the tree using glue and also attach Humpty’s arms. Draw a mouth for Humpty Dumpty and also draw or attach wiggle eyes. Lastly, attach the bumblebee and write the poem on the tree trunk or attach it behind the tree trunk. Then, hang it on the wall and enjoy!
Mother Goose Field Day
A popular idea is to have a Mother Goose field day. Have each child begin the day with a necklace that has a laminated picture of Mother Goose. Then set up different stations that have nursery rhymes and a prop to go along with it. The stations that have been used by others are as follows:
•Humpty Dumpty – have plastic eggs placed on a 2 x 4 and let the children shoot the egg off the wood with squirt guns.
•Little Jack Horner – Give each child a slice of pie to eat.
•Jack Be Nimble – Have children jump over zigzagged pillar candles.
•Hey Diddle, Diddle – Children pretend to milk a cow by milking a plastic glove that is filled with water and tied off at the top.
•Mistress Mary – Use old egg cartons to have children make flowers
•The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe – Let children participate in a relay race wearing large sized shoes.
•Baa, Baa, Black Sheep – Have children race to fill 3 bags full of packing materials.
Another nursery rhyme craft you can make with supplies from your own home is a toilet paper nursery rhyme character. You will need two or three empty toilet paper rolls, glue, scissors, glue, and markers. Draw little red riding hood or other nursery rhyme characters and glue them to the toilet paper rolls. You can now use the toilet paper characters as props when you read the nursery rhyme.
An easy nursery rhyme craft for beginners is to make a matching game. Pick two characters from each nursery rhyme that coordinate together and place them on card stock and laminate them. For example, you can have a card with a cow jumping over the moon and another card with a dish and a spoon to represent Hey Diddle Diddle.
Paper finger puppets are also easy to make. You will need stiff paper, scissors, markers or crayons, and glue. Then you will cut the paper around the width of your finger and glue the ends together. You can then decorate the puppet to be your favorite nursery rhyme.
Creating nursery rhyme crafts are fun and easy to make with a little creativity and imagination. Read your favorite nursery rhymes again and let your imagination go to work! The most important part is to have fun and enjoy the nursery rhymes.