1-2-3 Come Do Some Nursery Rhyme Activities With Me
“Rhyme Time” story wheels, are a quick, easy & fun way to practice the “retelling & sequencing a story" standards.
Since "The 3 Little Kittens" wheel was so popular, I decided to make one for "Humpty Dumpty" as well as "Itsy Bitsy-Eensy Weensy Spider" and will continue to add to this collection.
I plug nursery rhymes in each month, when they fit in with whatever theme we're studying.
All of the packets contains background information on the nursery rhyme, along with a colorful anchor chart poster of the poem.
I’ve included a BW version for students, to help practice reading and whatever other skills you are working on.
Since both “itsy bitsy” & “eensy weensy” are popular ways to describe the spider, I’ve included both versions on the anchor chart, as well as the wheel covers.
When everyone is done with their “Rhyme Time Story Wheel”, take a moment to retell the nursery rhyme as a whole group, by turning the wheels.
Can anyone recite it?
I also have my students pick a partner and take turns sharing their wheels with each other.
Sometimes we do this with our older, reading buddies.
This is a quick, easy & fun way to check comprehension too.
For writing practice, have students complete the writing prompt worksheet, then color it.
Afterwards, they can share their work with the class.
You can use the color copy as a whole group activity with little ones.
"Story Sliders" are another way to practice these standards.
Pick your favorite or give children a choice.
You could also do one as a whole group activity & use the other one as an independent center.
Adding wiggle eyes to the spider, or silver glitter to the spout, creates some extra 3D pizzazz for the "spider slider".
Students color the story elements on their “slider strip” then cut & glue it together.
As children pull on the end of the strip, the various pictures go through the “window”, which helps them retell the nursery rhyme.
As with the wheel craftivity, "sliders” are also an easy & interesting way to assess comprehension.
For 2 more ways to check comprehension, I've included a (color, cut & glue) “Let’s Sequence the Rhyme” worksheet, as well as a “What Happened?" writing prompt.
Finally, I also made a collection of nursery rhyme writing prompt worksheets, with borders that match the nursery rhymes.
The packet includes color as well as black & white patterns, and covers 10 different nursery rhymes:
1. Baa Baa Black Sheep
2. Eensy Weensy Spider
3. Hey Diddle Diddle
4. Hickory Dickory Dock
5. Humpty Dumpty
6. Jack & Jill
7. Little Miss Muffet
8. Mary Had a Little Lamb
9. There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe
10. Three Blind Mice
Today's featured FREEBIE, is a "Sweet TWEET" versatile writing prompt craftivity.
You can use it for an awesome Mother's Day card ("I have a terrific mom & that's worth tweeting about!") as well as for the end of the year, summer, or back to school.
There are prompts for each.
Well that's it for today. Thanks for stopping by.
I'm watching 2 of my grandchildren this afternoon, so time to put my "Nana" hat on.
Wishing you a wonderfully relaxing, and love-filled day.
"I can't promise my grandchildren that I will be here for the rest of their lives; but I can promise them, that I will always love them for the rest of mine." -Unknown