Everyone has a favorite nursery rhyme that they learned as a child. Children love nursery rhymes as they help them learn to read and use memorization skills. What are the best nursery rhyme crafts? There are many fast and easy nursery rhyme crafts you can make, but for now, let’s look at the top five nursery rhyme crafts.
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.
If you like doing puppet shows, you can do sock characters. Take an old, clean sock (or new sock if you prefer) and get some different pieces of fabric. Turn that old sock into Jack and Jill or the Old Woman in the Shoe. Be sure to let your imagination loose and get creative!
You can create nursery rhyme crafts from a paper bag, markers, and paper. Have your kids help with this one as it is a lot of fun for them to color. You will cut out pieces of paper that correspond to the nursery rhyme, such as a moon and a cow for Hey diddle, Diddle. Then color the cut out pieces and glue them to the brown paper bag. Now when you read the story, you have a puppet show to go along.
Three Little Pigs
Recreate the Three Little Pigs by making their houses. Gather some twigs, straw, paper, glue and paint. Have your child use red paper to be the brick house, then use straw or spaghetti to make the straw house and of course twigs to be the stick house. To add a little fun, turn on your blow dryer when the houses are built to see if they can withstand the huffs and puffs of the big bad wolf.
Jack and the Beanstalk
Jack and the Beanstalk is another popular nursery rhyme and making it into a nursery rhyme craft is easy to do. You will need paper, glue, glitters and markers. Have each child draw their own leaf and hang the leaves from a beanstalk. The beanstalk can be made from paper sacks or rolling towels together. If you have a empty wall, place the beanstalk next to the wall so you can put a cloud on the ceiling to make it seem as if the beanstalk goes up to the clouds.
Humpty Dumpty is always a beloved nursery rhyme to many people. You can re-create Humpty Dumpty with a plastic egg that you can decorate with some fabric and glue. Then get a brick and read the nursery rhyme and knock Humpty Dumpty off the wall using a water pistol when you get to that part in the nursery rhyme.