Did you know that nursery rhymes are more than just fun little rhymes to sing with your preschoolers? In fact, they have a ton of benefits to aid in their development!

These nursery rhyme activities for preschool contain ideas for all areas of your preschool classroom!

No matter what time of year it is, it’s always a great time to teach Nursery Rhymes.

Discover crafts, printables, book lists, and more with all the fun activities shared here on Homeschool Preschool!

These nursery rhyme activities for preschool contain ideas for all areas of your preschool classroom! There are more than enough ideas to get you started.

This growing list is a great place to start your search for nursery rhyme themed preschool fun!

What are the benefits of teaching nursery rhymes?

Nursery rhymes are so important for preschoolers because they:

• Help children develop verbal and auditory comprehension

• Strengthen literacy skills by using words, images, and stories

• Develop an understanding of language structure and grammar

• Foster a sense of rhythm, rhyme, and pacing in speech

• Increase comprehension of new ideas and concepts

• Improve memory skills by helping children to remember the rhymes

• Introduce children to traditional stories, language, and culture.

Now that you know why nursery rhymes are important for preschoolers, you can use these activities in your classroom!

How can I make nursery rhymes for fun for preschoolers?

• Listen to nursery rhyme recordings and encourage the children to join in with the singing.

• Create movements or actions that go along with each of the words.

• Use puppets, stuffed animals, or other props to act out some of your favorite stories.

• Have children draw pictures based on their favorite rhymes.

• Ask children to make up their own versions of nursery rhymes.

• Put on a puppet show or skit with the words from a nursery rhyme.

• Use fingerplays and hand motions to use as a visual cue for the story lines.

• Create simple art projects inspired by nursery rhymes.

• Play word games and other activities that involve nursery rhymes.

• Host a tea party where the children can dress up and act out their favorite rhymes!

These simple activities will help your preschoolers learn, grow, and have fun with Nursery Rhymes! So grab some of your favorite rhymes, bring in some props, and get ready for a great time!

You can also use nursery rhymes as part of your language learning curriculum. Have the children listen to or read a nursery rhyme, then have them act it out using the words they heard. They could even make up their own version of the rhyme if they choose!


Discover engaging methods on how to teach nursery rhymes using activity-based learning to foster creativity and memory retention in children.

Check out these Nursery Rhyme costumes! They’re perfect for Halloween and Nursery Rhymes Day. But, they’re great for dress up any day!

Don’t miss these free printable nursery rhyme sequencing cards is perfect for preschool and kindergarten kids. Set includes posters, sequencing cards, and more!

Teaching with Nursery Rhymes features ten classic rhymes and focuses on many different skills that are the basic building blocks of early childhood education. Having this resource at your fingertips will keep your young learners engaged and learning without requiring a lot of time to prepare the activities. ​

Introduce story sequencing with these printable nursery rhyme sequencing activities for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten.

May 1 is Mother Goose Day! You and your kids can celebrate with these fun Mother Goose coloring pages. They’re perfect for kids of all ages!

Hickory Dickory Dock Activities

Don’t miss this engaging Hickory Dickory Dock sequencing activity for preschoolers. Hands-on fun for little ones!

Explore educational fun with Hickory Dickory Dock color by numbers – perfect for developing kids’ motor skills and number recognition.

Humpty Dumpty Activities

Humpty Dumpty preschool science activities are the perfect addition to your nursery rhyme lesson plans. Explore eggs with these experiments!

These Humpty Dumpty literacy activities are a great way to add rhymes, syllables, and CVC words to your nursery rhyme unit.

Jack Be Nimble Activities

This pack of Jack Be Nimble activities is perfect for kids ages 3-7. This unit includes a variety of math and literacy activities preschoolers will love.

Hey Diddle Diddle Activities

These Hey Diddle Diddle printable sequencing pictures are perfect for your nursery rhymes activities for preschool. Grab yours today!

This Hey Diddle Diddle printable is designed to be used with children ages 3-7. This mini unit includes a variety of hands-on and worksheet activities.

Itsy Bitsy Spider Activities

Your preschoolers will love this Itsy Bitsy Spider sequencing activity! It’s so colorful, and it’s the perfect sequencing activity for your spider theme!

Add one or more of these Itsy Bitsy Spider crafts for preschoolers to your upcoming nursery rhyme activities! They’re also great for your spider unit study.

Jack and Jill Activities

These Jack and Jill activities for preschool are designed to be used with children ages 3-7. This mini unit includes a variety of worksheets and hands-on activities.

Grab your copy of these Jack and Jill sequencing pictures today! Add them to your upcoming nursery rhyme or sequencing lessons.

Little Boy Blue Activities

Grab this Little Boy Blue sequencing activity today! Preschoolers will love this addition to your nursery rhymes activities for preschool.

Three Blind Mice Activities

Three Blind Mice sequencing pictures are a great addition to your nursery rhymes activities for preschool! Grab your copy today!

Mary Had a Little Lamb Activities

This Mary Had a Little Lamb picture sequencing activity is perfect for your nursery rhymes activities for preschool! Get yours today!

That’s it for now! Be sure to check back regularly as this post will be updated often to reflect my newest nursery rhyme activities.

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