Preschool Nursery Rhymes

These preschool nursery rhymes activities are so much fun for little ones. Practice early literacy and math skills with your favorite Mother Goose rhymes!

The activity pages in this nursery rhymes printable are perfect for kids ages 3-5! You can use them to teach nursery rhymes, beginning sounds, counting, and so much more.

These preschool printables are basic enough to pair nicely with many different themes.

They can also be used for a general nursery rhyme theme with enough activities to span two weeks.

Preschool Nursery Rhymes

Are you in the middle of planning a nursery theme for your preschoolers? If so, this bundle will be a huge help to you. It features ten popular nursery rhymes that your little ones will love!

You can use this pack as the base for your unit. With ten nursery rhymes to choose from, you can eliminate the need to search for worksheets to use with your little ones.

Each of the ten rhymes features a printable nursery rhyme poster and ten worksheets. Most of the activities are print-and-go making them perfect for busy homeschool moms and preschool teachers like you!

What’s Included?

This bundle of nursery rhyme activities features ten rhymes. Each rhyme features a printable poster and nine activity pages. Featured rhymes include:

  • Hey Diddle Diddle
  • Mary, Mary Quite Contrary
  • Hickory Dickory Dock
  • Little Boy Blue
  • Humpty Dumpty
  • It’s Raining, It’s Pouring
  • Jack and Jill
  • Little Miss Muffet
  • Jack Be Nimble
  • Pat-a-Cake

Using the Printables

I suggest printing the nursery rhyme posters on cardstock and laminating them for durability. You can then use them to teach the rhyme.

Following the poster, you will find nine activity pages for each rhyme. These pages focus on beginning sounds, counting to ten, and fine motor skills.

You can spread these activity pages across a week and teach one nursery rhyme activity each week. If you choose this route, I’d suggest adding some hands-on activities and/or crafts to round out your unit.

You could also print the pages and teach a new rhyme each day for two weeks. Introduce the rhyme with the poster, and then pick and choose a few activity pages to have your little one complete.

What’s included?

Preschoolers are little sponges. They can learn so much from simple activities. Teaching nursery rhymes will help preschoolers engage in many early literacy and math activities.

Some of the skills that you can teach with this pack are:

• The concept of print: Use the posters to demonstrate how we read from left to right and from top to bottom.

• Rhyming words: Teaching rhyming words is important as it helps demonstrate that words are made up of parts and those parts help little ones learn word families.

• Storytelling: Some of the rhymes in this pack include storytelling puppets. With the puppets, kids can practice sequencing and retelling the rhyme.

• Color words: Practice color words and color recognition with Mary, Mary Quite Contrary.

• Letter recognition: Several of the rhymes have kids working on letter recognition with Letter Hunts.

• Numbers: Children will put numbered puzzle pieces in order, count objects to ten, complete count and graph activities, and more.

Nursery Rhyme Books

Fill your book basket with a great collection of nursery rhyme books. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.

If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.

My First Mother Goose Nursery RhymesMy Awesome Nursery RhymesRichard Scarry's Best Mother Goose Ever (Giant Golden Book)


My First Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes – The classic rhymes of Mother Goose and the beautiful illustrations of Lisa McCue collide in this delightful padded board book!

My Awesome Nursery Rhymes Book – Bright picture book with nursery rhymes and awesome shaped pages! Packed with popular nursery rhymes you and your child will know and love. Each spread is shaped around a rhyme’s characters and tells their story with gorgeous illustrations.

Richard Scarry’s Best Mother Goose Ever – Richard Scarry introduces toddlers to the nursery rhymes of Mother Goose! Featuring his unmistakable art (now restored to its original glory) and fifty of Mother Goose’s most beloved rhymes.

Round Out Your Unit with These Activities:

Painted nursery rhyme storytelling spoons make great props in your literacy centers.

Nursery rhyme story stones are a great visual tool to have on hand for sequencing, storytelling, and pretend play.

Get Your Printables

This Nursery Rhyme printable pack is only available in my store. You can click one of the links below to purchase it in my shop or on Teachers Pay Teachers.

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