Teaching your children nursery rhymes is a fun way to bond with your child as they learn to read and write. Children always enjoy coloring or painting and coming up with fun nursery rhyme crafts for kids isn’t as hard as you may think. Here are a few simple suggestions to get you started.
Grab some toilet paper and make 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 kids 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Puff art is another easy nursery rhyme craft. Supplies can be purchased again at Wal-mart or any local store. You will need to purchase straws, paint, and paper. The craft is to have children or adults paint by blowing paint through the straws. It’s a fun activity for children to pretend like they are the big bad wolf.