Nursery Rhyme and Song Circle Activities for Preschool & Early Childhood

Grade Levels
PreK - 1st, Homeschool
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Your preschoolers will love circle time with these early childhood nursery rhymes and songs designed to keep them engaged with interactive visual supports for Hickory Dickory Dock, Jack & Jill, Baa Baa Black Sheep and If You're Happy & You Know It.  This set includes everything you need for early learners to practice following directions and taking turns with the 3 nursery rhymes and the expanded song.

The giant clock from Hickory Dickory Dock has hands that move. Plus, expanding on the traditional nursery rhyme, there are 12 original characters who climb the clock and retreat into an interactive book.  

To make your life easier, the flip books for Jack & Jill and Baa Baa Black Sheep each come with PowerPoint versions to be projected on a white board to reduce material prep. And you can choose whether to use just the traditional verses of If You’re Happy and You Know It or expand for more movement on those wiggly days!

This set works beautifully with the Preschool*Elementary Morning Meeting Starter Kit or on its own.


These colorful nursery rhyme circle time activities are ready with manipulatives for interaction making them perfect for early learners in 

  • Early intervention
  • Preschool and pre-kindergarten classrooms
  • Special education in early childhood programs


  •  Following directions
  • Taking turns
  • Identifying characters in songs, nursery rhymes and books
  • Participating in group activities like circle time
  • Sequencing events of short rhymes and stories
  • Making choices of which verses or materials to use for an activity
  • Identifying common animals
  • Identifying cause and effect
  • Answering wh questions about information from the rhymes


  • Visuals are included to put on a choice board for students to choose which circle time activity to play next
  • Each of the activities includes pieces that students will hold and engage with during the activity
  • Song and nursery rhyme words are included with each activity for ease
  • Directions for assembling the pieces and how to conduct the activities are included in detail with pictures
  • Sequencing and wh- questions are included for Jack and Jill and Baa Baa Black Sheep for students to demonstrate comprehension
  • Repeated phrases are used in the interactive book for Hickory Dickory Dock allowing for easy use of speech generating devices for students to read out loud


(see the preview for more details and pictures)

Hickory Dickory Dock

  • Large Interactive Clock
  • 12 verses with characters (11 verses are original)
  • Characters move up the clock and then land in the interactive book of the verses of the rhyme
  • Interactive book to hold characters during the song

Baa Baa Black Sheep

  • Flip Book for singing the rhyme (also includes PowerPoint version for projection)
  • Sequencing cards for retelling the story
  • Comprehension questions for students to demonstrate understanding

Jack & Jill

  • Flip Book for singing the rhyme (includes PowerPoint version for projection)
  • Sequencing cards for retelling the story
  • Comprehension questions for students to demonstrate understanding

If You’re Happy & You Know It

  • Song visuals to cue movements
  • Use visuals to have students choose order of movements and retell the story
  • The 3 additional movements are included as well as additional verses and movements

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This product by Christine Reeve is copyrighted for single classroom or caseload use only. This product may not be resold and can be copied for personal use within a classroom only. If you have questions, please email © Christine Reeve

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