Here are some good nursery rhyme activities for little girls.
Mary Had a Little Lamb:
Handprint Lamb Craft
This craft is great for kids from ages 18 months and up, not to mention that it makes a great keepsake as well.
•Trace the child’s hand onto a piece of construction paper and then cut it out. Or you can make the handprint by using ink or paint and pressing the child’s hand down onto paper. But even if you do a hand paint print you are still going to need to cut it out.
•Next have the children fill in the palm area of the handprint with cotton balls. Depending on the age of the child you will have to apply the glue and they can place the cotton balls. •Older children can use popsicle sticks to apply the glue and then place the cotton balls.
•Next have the children draw a face in the thumb area of the hand print. They are going to want to draw eyes and a mouth some will even draw noses and that is o.k. let them be creative.
•Now tape a ribbon or string to the back of the lamb so they can hang it as a decoration or as an ornament on the Christmas tree.
The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe:
•First thing you need to do is teach the rhyme to the children during circle time or other reading activities. Review the rhyme a few times so that the children get the gist of it.
•Next find a big sturdy box, an old appliance box works great because of how roomy it is. The box will be the shoe
•Provide them paper cups so they can pretend to drink before going to bed.
Let the children take turns being the Old Woman who lived in the shoe and the kids.
•Trace a boot shape onto a piece of construction paper, color of your choice.
•Have children cut out the boot pattern and then create a door and windows for a shoe house
•Provide the children with various magazines and have them cut out pictures of children and an old woman
•Have them glue the pictures onto the boot that they cut out. These pictures will represent the old woman who lived in the shoe with all her children.
Easy Shapes Baker’s Hat
Children will be practicing shapes, circles and squares. The bakers hat is made up of three circles and one large square.
•So you can draw your own baker’s hat by cutting out three circles for each hat and one large square. The best is to cut it out of white paper since a baker’s hat is white not colored.
•Then you are going to need to cut out strips of white paper that is 3 inches to 4 inches tall. These are going to be the headbands, so you are also going to want them to be 22 to 24 inches long. Something to keep in mind is if you cut out two bands lengthwise on the paper they will be the right size when taped together.
•Next you are going to want to overlap the circles and glue them together in a straight line.
•Next glue the circles to the top of the square to make the actual hat.
•Now tape the headband to the bottom of the assembled hat and write the Letter B on the square portion of the hat.
•Put up an illustration of the hat so that the children can follow the illustration when putting the hat together. You can also use a flannel board to put up step by step illustrations.