Nursery rhymes are a fun way to use your imagination and a wonderful way to teach your child how to read. You can create nursery rhyme crafts to use as props when you read the nursery rhymes to your children or even a classroom full of children.
Glow in the dark stars also can be used to light up a dark room for Hey Diddle, Diddle. You can create a cow jumping over the moon and when the lights go out, everyone will be reminded of this nursery rhyme.
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 is to make a matching game. Pick two characters from each nursery rhyme that coordinate together and place them on cardstock 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.
Many people like to cross-stitch. You can find patterns of nursery rhyme cross-stitches at your local craft store. Pick your favorite nursery rhyme and cross-stitch it and then you can frame the cross-stitch and hang it on your wall.
Mother Goose and her hat is a great way to let your children design their version of Mother Goose on paper. You will need construction paper, tissue paper, clue, pain, markers and any other supplies you can think of. Have your child draw Mother Goose and create a hat for her using tissue paper.
Baa, Baa Sheep is another fun nursery rhyme craft to make. Get some paper, cotton balls, paint, and markers. Tell your child to make sheep from the paper and add cotton balls to the sheep and paint a few cotton balls black to make them baa, baa black sheep.
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.
Rock a by baby is another fun nursery rhyme craft to make. You will need paper, pain, crayons and precut babies. On a blank sheet of paper have your child design a blanket. Then wrinkle the paper until it becomes soft. Then give your child a precut baby to rock in the blanket.
If you are a fan of Humpty Dumpty, make a large laminated copy of the nursery rhyme. Then you can make a set for when you read the nursery rhyme to others. You will need a plastic egg and a piece of cardboard or building blocks and some small toy soldiers to act as the “king’s men”. You can leave this out on display for everyone to see.
Everyone loves nursery rhymes and they are a great way to express your imagination. Take the time to read the nursery rhyme with your children and together you can create fun nursery rhyme crafts!