|You might also like:||Rebus Rhymes Coloring pages||Mother Goose Rebus Rhymes||Mother Goose nursery rhymes Coloring Book||Mother Goose Rhymes: Scavenger Hunt||Hickory Dickory Dock||Today's featured page: Bouquet in Hand Craft|
|Our subscribers' grade-level estimate for this page: 1st - 2nd|
|Teaching Nursery Rhymes to Pre-readers||GO TO THE TEACHER'S FORUM|
Many of the nursery rhymes contain common word families. You can use these rhymes to teach these letter combinations (and how they are spelled and spoken), having the students sound them out after memorizing the rhyme. For a list of some common word families and a list of the word families contained in some nursery rhymes, click here. You can study one word family a week. Students can use the Little Explorers Picture Dictionary to look for more words that belong to word families.
In an Internet scavenger hunt, the students use the computer to find the answers to questions. For a Nursery Rhyme Scavenger Hunt, click here. This wonderful scavenger hunt was written by Karel Palmer, ESOL teacher, R.I.S.D. Academy, Richardson, TX, USA.
As a related activity, have the children draw pictures about the rhymes or make simple paper, craft stick, or paper bag puppets of the main characters and objects mentioned in the rhymes. The children could then use their puppets while singing the rhyme to act out the rhyme while they sing it. Many rhymes are great for this, including Hickory Dickory Dock, Humpty Dumpty, Jack and Jill, Little Miss Muffet, and many others.
Some rhymes (like "The Itsy Bitsy Spider") are great to read while using related finger motions.
Craft Stick Puppets:
To make a simple paper puppet, draw a picture of a character or object on paper (stiff paper like oak tag works a lot better than ordinary paper). Then cut the drawing along its edges and tape it to a craft (popsicle) stick.
Using Nursery Rhymes to Teach Other Concepts:
Calendar to Print
Over 35,000 Web Pages
Sample Pages for Prospective Subscribers, or click below
Overview of Site|
Enchanted Learning Home
Monthly Activity Calendar
Books to Print
Parts of Speech
The Test of Time
TapQuiz Maps - free iPhone Geography Game
Biology Label Printouts
Physical Sciences: K-12
Art and Artists
Label Me! Printouts
|Search the Enchanted Learning website for:|