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144 reviewed resources for nursery rhyme activities

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Time to Rhyme

For Teachers K - 1st
Students use phonograms to create pairs of rhyming words. After a discussion of nursery rhymes, students listen to an oral reading of "The Cat In The Hat." Through matching activities, they identify rhyming pairs and create their own...
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Little Miss Muffet by Jessie Willcox Smith

For Teachers 3rd
Little Miss Muffet is a beloved nursery rhyme and a painting by Jessie Willcox Smith. Learners will analyze the painting, make keen observations, and discuss the elements of art they find. They'll then activate their creative thinking...
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Water Safety: Grades 6-8

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Taking care of younger children is often the first job for many middle schoolers. Learning how to keep themselves and their young charges safe, especially around water, is essential. Two activities teach teens, and tweens water safety...
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The Tabloid Ballad

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What do the theme song from Gilligan's Island, the nursery rhyme "The Owl and the Pussy-Cat," and the poem "The Shooting of Dan McGrew" all have in common? Why, they're ballads of course! Challenge your young balladeers to compose their...
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How Characters Get What They Want

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders analyze the primary force that drives a character's actions in a character analysis lesson. In this character analysis lesson, 6th graders analyze how characters present their actions and participate in a group activity...
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Learning Rhymes

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students practice reading and writing in this cross-curricular lesson for the early-elementary classroom. Emphasis is placed on daily practice, individual improvements, and positive reinforcements for jobs well done during the activity.
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Introduce Vocabulary: The Itsy Bitsy Spider

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students explore language arts by reading a children's book in class. In this story vocabulary lesson, students read the book The Itsy Bitsy Spider and identify the use of specific vocabulary words. Students define the selected vocab...
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Day and Night

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Good Night, Moon is a classic little ones absolutely love. It's a sweet book that can be used, as in this instructional activity, to start a conversation about the difference between night and day. After reading the story, the class...
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Express Yourself!

For Teachers 1st Standards
Encourage scholars to express themselves with help from an engaging song. Sung to the tune of "London Bridge is Falling Down," participants sing phrases that offer tips for dealing with emotions—sad, happy, worried, proud, mad, and...
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The Contest Between the Sun and the Wind

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd Standards
Learn the moral of the story with a series of activities about Aesop's fables. Focusing on The Contest Between the Sun and the Wind, learners complete a graphic organizer to discuss who, what, how, and why the events occur. Additionally,...
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Hey Diddle Diddle

For Teachers K
Students discuss their needs to grow and be healthy. They listen as the teacher explains the definition of "organisms" and "nonliving" Students identify organisms in the classroom. They listen to and view a poster illustrating the "Hey...
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Roll of the Genes

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Animal reproduction in sheep and cattle is explored with the help of Punnet squares. Scholars employ tools using probability to conclude the color of wool a sheep's offspring will have. Acting as animal geneticists, pupils then take...
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Activity Plan Mixed Ages: Time to Rhyme!

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Young scholars use their creativity to make animal rhymes. In this early childhood language arts lesson plan, students read rhymes together and then make up their own rhymes.
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Spider-Themed Activities: Autumn

For Teachers Pre-K
Students explore the topic of spiders. In this spider themed lesson, students sing nursery rhymes, read stories, practice writing the letter S and the number 8, and discuss spiders. 
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Hickory Dickory Dock Webquest

For Teachers K
Students listen to and read nursery rhymes. They discuss rhyming words. Students play a variety of computer games with rhymes, numbers and telling time. They retell the story through dramatic play, speech, and comprehension questions.
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One, Two, Three, Four

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders view a poster of One, Two, Three, Four," they are told that the woman is named Mary. They are asked if they have ever seen a door like the one in the picture, where the top opens and the bottom stays closed? Students are...
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Scrambled Eggs Anyone?

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students listen to Nursery Rhymes highlighting GRAVITY, pull ropes during a Rope Pull Activity and even drop eggs from a height during a Gravity Contest. This is a fantastic lesson which highly motivates Students!
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Queen Anna Banana's Fruit Group

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders participate in activities focusing on the fruit group and rhyming words.
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Bat Activities and games

For Teachers 1st
First graders read the book Stelluna by Janell Cannon. In this bat lesson plan, 1st graders use their sense of smell to identify objects, learn and recite a rhyme, and differentiate between the words night and day.
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Jack And Jill

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students engage in a lesson plan that is concerned with the reading of "Jack and Jill" with the help of a poster to set the context for class activities like discussion. They read the story and fill in the blanks for the words that are...
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Final Phoneme CK

For Teachers K - 1st
Students discuss types of rhyme and identify the words in a poem that end in ck. They write their own stories about a mouse and his amazing adventure.
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EEEK! A Spider!

For Teachers K - 1st
Youngsters complete a unit of lessons based on the story "Little Miss Muffet." They predict what will happen in the story, and use context clues to look for meaning in the words. They research information about spiders using the Internet...
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Zoom-In: Poetry with Little Miss Muffet

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders examine poetry by using nursery rhymes. In this poetry lesson, 2nd graders observe Little Miss Muffit as a PowerPoint presentation and discuss what they see. At each slide students predict what will happen next with them...
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The Three Bears

For Teachers K
Students explore the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. For this Goldilocks and the Three Bears lesson, students study aspects of reading through the story with companion rhymes. Cross curricular activities are included.