Mother Goose and Nursery Rhymes Preschool Activities
Many of us can remember a favorite Nursery Rhyme from our childhood. As preschoolers our caregivers read them to us, we sang them on the playground, and later learned to read them ourselves! Nursery Rhymes are a wonderful way to support pre-readers as they develop essential skills such as rhyming, retelling stories, and learning speech patterns.
Jack Jump Over the Candlestick
Practice shape recognition while working on physical development with this fun roll and play game.
Favorite Story Charades
Get creative juices flowing and creative movement with these fun cards!
Hickory Dickory Dock Shape Match Cards
These little mice come in funny little shapes. Identify the shape of each mouse and clip the same shape at the bottom of each card.
Humpty Dumpty Counting Mats
Poor Humpty is all broken up. Flip a number card and add the same number of bandages to the mat to help put him back together.
Humpty Dumpty Puzzle
Put Humpty together by using number ordering skills with this number puzzle.
Nursery Rhyme Match Up
Practice sorting skills and story recall by matching up the small picture to the larger one on each card.
Little Bo Peep Letter Flip and mark
Help Little Bo Peep find the uppercase letters all over her sheep that match the lowercase letters on each card. Mark with a pom pom or cottonball for added engagement.
Nursery Rhyme/Mother Goose Word Wall Cards
These Humpty Dumpty word wall cards are a fun way to encourage children to retell the story or can be used as action cards.
Humpty Dumpty Positional Mat
Learning positional phrases is important for young children as they are learning to follow directions and early literacy skills. Read the sentence strip with an adult and then place the cards in the correct position on the mat.
The Cow Jumped over the Moon Color Match
Match up the correct moon on each little card to work on color recognition with these high flying cows.
Itsy Bitsy Spider Rolling Game
Play this roll and play game with a partner or independently. Roll the playing cube then add spiders to the shape on the mat.
Ba Ba Black Sheep Counting Mats with Frames
Work on number recognition and counting skills with these fun themed 10-Frame cards.
The Dish & the Spoon Letter Matching Puzzles
The dish and the spoon compliment each other just as well as uppercase and lowercase letters. Match up each of these puzzles to work on letter recognition.
Match up the rhymes and sing along with these story sequencing cards.
Mother Goose & Nursery Rhyme Pre-Writing Practice
Practice pre-writing and cutting skills using this mat, trace with a marker and then cut along the line.
Nursery Rhyme Count and Clip Cards
There are all kinds of fun characters to count up in Nursery Rhymes. As you count up the objects on each card challenge your preschooler to recall which story they come from.
Old Woman who lived in a Shoe Count and Roll game
Roll the playing cube and add children to the shoe rolling mat until the whole page is filled with children.
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