Nursery rhymes are songs that were originally sung to children in the English-speaking world and many other countries.
I like nursery rhymes because it’s fun teaching the actions of the people, animals or objects in the song. These days, children spend to much time watching TV, or playing with their phones rather than singing songs so I think it important for them to be taught a little tradition.
You can do this on YouTube ( there are thousands of version of nursery rhymes on there!) but there is not much follow up material for them.
So we decided to make a few reading, writing and even coloring worksheets and will make some more resources as well in due course. We also have hundreds of Reading and Phonics on the site you can check out as well.
You can also use them to teach morals and responsibilities . Nursery Rhymes are good for teaching children how to be polite and respectful. They teach them lessons such as sharing, helping, and being kind. They also teach their children lots of other things that are important to learn.
Here we have 7 Nursery Rhyme Worksheets, Lyrics and Questions all about Nursery Rhymes. they offer coloring, reading and writing. Click the links to view the worksheets and instructional ideas. We also have set one on this site as well with 10 ideas on how they can be used. We have linked it here.
The Nursery Rhymes in this set of nursery rhyme worksheets are as follows.
- Bingo: Is a children’s song loved by Children’s all over the world. Is great to sing with your classroom and had actions.
- 5 Little Monkeys: Is a children’s song with actions and is great for kindergarten.
- Hickory Hickory Dock: is a rhyming chant that helps teach rhyming concepts.
- Mary Had a little lamb: About a little girl and here lamb, It has both a poem and song version.
- Twinkle Twinkle Little Star: Everyone knows this one I think!!!
- 1 2 3 4 5 Once I caught a fish alive: Is about a little boy who catches a fish and throws it back when it bites him!
- This little piggy went to market. Great very young children and babies.
You can download these worksheets by clicking the above and below links.
If you are looking for a full set of Phonics and reading you can check out these packs below.
Ideas To Use Nursery Rhymes in The Classroom.
- Sing it! The younger children will love as the more sophisticated their understanding gets, the more difficult it becomes. The older ones will have a blast.
- Use them as prompts for writing. For example, if you sing Old McDonald had a farm the kids can write about the farm and then tell you all about it.
- Singing, acting and reading are great skills to learn in the classroom. Using nursery rhymes is a fun way for the children to practice these skills together. These skills help students with reading, writing, comprehension and storytelling.
- Take them on walks in the neighborhood and point out things using rhyming words to help children see how rhymes are used in their real-life environment.