Songs and 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 song/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 song/rhyme with icons. Many of the songs/rhymes are in 6/8 and have rests, but it is still great to start emphasizing where the beat is at this age.
Last but not least is a crown that has the title and clip art for each song/rhyme on the front and the lyrics/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.
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
Hey Diddle Diddle
London Bridge is Falling Down
Itsy Bitsy Spider
Here We Go 'Round the Mulberry Bush
Jack and Jill
Little Miss Muffet
Hickory Dickory Dock *Newly Added*
Baa Baa Black Sheep *Newly Added*
Mary Had a Little Lamb *Newly Added*
Little Bo Peep *Newly Added*
Preschool/Kindergarten teachers: Just interested in the posters and crowns? Check out this set: Nursery Rhyme Posters and Crowns
If you like this set you might also be interested in:
More Nursery Rhymes for Young Children
Folk Songs and Activities for Young Children
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