Most schoolteachers will tell you that they can teach your child but it is up to the parents to help the child learn what they are taught at school. If you have a child learning to read and write, now is a great time to make nursery rhyme crafts. Nursery rhymes not only help your child learn how to read and write, but it lets them be creative and come up with their own unique ideas. Let’s look at making nursery rhyme crafts and see why making nursery rhyme crafts are a lot of fun!
A great activity is to have a Mother Goose field day. You can do this for your child’s birthday party if you like. It’s a wonderful way to have fun with your children and to get outside and experience the outdoors. 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.
Having children act out the nursery rhyme is a fun way for children to learn the nursery rhyme. Provide the kids with masks, puppets, and stick puppets.
If you like Jack and Jill, use a small pail, a cardboard hill, a picture of a well, and a picture of Jack and Jill. You can use a flannel board if you prefer and place the pictures on the board as you read the nursery rhyme.
Hey Diddle Diddle can be read with some fun props like a plastic spoon and plate, a toy cow, dog, cat, a picture of the moon on cardstock. Again, you can use a flannel board or you can show the props to children as you read the nursery rhyme.
Keeping your imagination open is the best way to have fun making nursery rhyme crafts. Read the nursery rhymes over a few times and look at ways you can make the nursery rhyme come to life!
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. This is fun for parents and children to do together, if you want, you can even try blowing over the houses on your own without a blow-dryer!
All in all, nursery rhymes are fun to read and fun for children to learn. Take the time to sit down with your child and learn the nursery rhymes together. Have fun with the nursery rhymes and let your child use their imagination to come up with some nursery rhyme crafts that you can help bring to life.