As a parent you probably remember your mom or dad reciting nursery rhymes to you. And you have probably taught your children those same nursery rhymes. That is one of the great things about nursery rhymes is that no matter what age we are the nursery rhymes are still the same as when we were kids. And the best part is that since the nursery rhymes have stayed the same throughout the ages so have some of the nursery rhyme activities, but there have also been new activities added to each of the nursery rhymes.
Here are some nursery rhyme activities through the ages..
Nursery Rhyme Charades:
•Divide the players up into two different teams.
•Next prepare a basket that has numerous strips of paper containing portions of nursery rhymes on them. You need to place the strips of paper with the nursery rhymes on them into the basket.
•The first team needs to pick somebody to draw a nursery rhyme from the basket.
•Once you have drawn the nursery rhyme you need to act it out by using your hands, body language, or facial expressions. You can not talk at all during this game.
•A person from your team must guess the correct nursery rhyme. You can also set time limits to make the game even more challenging.
•Each team takes turns drawing and acting out the nursery rhymes until all of the slips are done.
Nursery rhymes at one time were sung to children to help get them to fall asleep or to help calm them down. In fact many nursery rhymes are still used for that purpose. So not all nursery rhyme activities require you to do certain activities.
A popular lullaby is “Rock-A-Bye-Baby