Nursery Rhymes: Songs and nursery rhymes are so important in speech, language, and vocal development.
This PDF includes a copy of the words for each song/rhyme that you can project onto the board, create posters or a flip book.
Each nursery rhyme has a vocal exploration. Project onto the board and follow the dashed line with your voice. Teacher will need to model the first time if kids have never done this kind of activity before inviting the kids to try it. Once they know how to do it, they love getting to come to the board to “be the teacher” and lead the class. I use big pointers so that they can reach.
After you have done the vocal exploration as a class, you can do the vocal exploration worksheets where the kids get to create their own patterns to take home.
There is a beat chart for each nursery rhyme with icons. This is great to use before adding instruments to accompany the rhymes.
Last but not least is a crown that has the title and clip art for each nursery rhyme on the front and the words on the back. I thought this would be a neat way for the kids to “take the songs and rhymes home”. So many times, music is not a part of our students’ home lives. Maybe these crowns will help parents find little ways to interact musically with their kids.
Nursery Rhyme List:
Little Boy Blue
Ring Around the Rosie
Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater
It's Raining, It's Pouring
Little Jack Horner
Mary, Mary Quite Contrary
Jack be Nimble
Old Mother Hubbard
Are you a preschool teacher or a kindergarten teacher who might just be interested in the nursery rhyme posters and crowns?
Nursery Rhyme Posters and Crowns
If you like this set you might also be interested in:
Songs and Nursery Rhymes for Young Children
Folk Songs and Activities for Young Children
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