Nursery Rhymes Activities for Preschoolers - Math & Literacy Centers

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These have been very engaging activities for my students. They are so excited to learn the different nursery rhymes and to do the different activities with them!
Great resource for helping my students to learn nursery rhymes. My students loved the different activities.

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    Nursery Rhymes Weekly Lesson Plans


    Nursery rhymes are so important for building early literacy and math skills! And now you can learn through play with these engaging, hands-on nursery rhymes activities for preschoolers! Add these math and literacy centers to your classroom when learning about nursery rhymes such as Mary Had a Little Lamb, Little Jack Horner, Baa Baa Black Sheep, Little Bo Peep, Humpty Dumpty, and more!

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    Nursery rhymes literacy centers include:

    • help Little Bo Peep find her lettered sheep
    • don't let Humpty fall with a Humpty Dumpty rhyming activity
    • Itsy Bitsy Spider syllable counting activity
    • Little Jack Horner ABC Initial Sound Pie
    • see which lettered lambs follow Mary home with a Mary Had a Little Lamb alphabet activity

    Nursery rhymes math centers include:

    • counting the mice with the Hickory Dickory Dock rhyme
    • measuring spiderwebs with Little Miss Muffet Measurement
    • filling and spilling the bucket with a Jack & Jill counting activity
    • weighing the bags from Baa Baa Black Sheep
    • finding the lost sheep with Little Bo Peep number identification activity

    Nursery rhymes science centers include:

    • Humpty Dumpty egg experiment for working on predictions
    • Nursery Rhymes STEM Activities
      • Little Bo Peep STEM Challenge
      • Jack Be Nimble STEM Challenge
      • Jack & Jill STEM Challenge
      • Little Miss Muffet STEM Challenge
      • Hey, Diddle Diddle STEM Challenge
      • Hickory Dickory Dock STEM Challenge


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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    When counting objects, say the number names in the standard order, pairing each object with one and only one number name and each number name with one and only one object.
    Understand that the last number name said tells the number of objects counted. The number of objects is the same regardless of their arrangement or the order in which they were counted.
    Count to answer “how many?” questions about as many as 20 things arranged in a line, a rectangular array, or a circle, or as many as 10 things in a scattered configuration; given a number from 1-20, count out that many objects.
    Describe measurable attributes of objects, such as length or weight. Describe several measurable attributes of a single object.
    Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters of the alphabet.


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