Preschool Nursery Rhymes Activities

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Nursery Rhyme Skit
Submitted by Betty
Have your children put on skits acting out all the favorite nursery rhymes
Role Play
Submitted by Charlene
A great game to play with your children is to role play their favorite Nursery rhymes. Here are just a few examples:
  • Jack Be Nimble: (child's name) be nimble (child's name) be quick, (child's name) jump over the (item in classroom)
  • Little Miss Muffet: Have a child pretend to be eating their curds and whey, when along comes a spider (another child) and frightens them away
  • Bo Peep's Sheep: Hide toy sheep around the room and let your children search for the lost sheep
Goldilocks and The Three Bears Reenactment
Submitted by Julie
Gather several props to let your kids act out this popular fairy tail. Collect three bowls, a Goldilocks wig, a tie (for papa bear), a bib (for baby bear), and a scarf or necklace (for mama bear). Your kids will love acting out this story.
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star Jar (or Bag)
Submitted by Nancy
Put syrup, glitter, blue water, and star confetti in a baby food jar or Zip Loc Bag and glue the top shut. Your children will love these suspended Stars
Marshmallow Castle
Submitted by an Unknown Friend
Have your children make a castle with marshmallows and toothpicks and then eat the castle
Little Miss Muffet's Curds and Whey
Submitted by an Unknown Friend
This is simple to make, just mix crushed pineapple into cottage cheese and cool
Humpty Dumpty Egg Taste Test
Submitted by Louis
Provide your children with different types of eggs and let them taste the difference (hard boiled, scrambled, over easy, etc)
What happened to Jack's Candle?
Submitted by Betty
Light a small candle and show your children the parts of the candle (wick, wax, flame). Next discuss with them how a candle burns. Then place a clear jar over the candle and let your children watch as the candle burns up all of the oxygen and then goes out
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