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144 reviewed resources for nursery rhyme activities

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The Old Lady and Probability

For Teachers 1st
First graders explore the concept of probability using a familiar nursery rhyme. Over the course of several lessons, they determine the probabilty of events happening in the nursery rhyme, "There Was An Old Lady." Students graph and...
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Rests, Pease Porrige Hot with Game:Music, Rhythm, Beats

For Teachers K - 1st
Students use the nursery rhyme "Pease Porridge Hot" to explore rhythm, beats and rests in music.
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Summarization

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders listen as the teacher reads the story "The Fall of Freddie the Bat." Using a worksheet, they identify the main event of the story. Students watch as the teacher acts out a mystery nursery rhyme. Students close their eyes...
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Construction and the Three Little Pigs

For Teachers K - 1st
Learners construct science experiments based on nursery rhymes and student stories, including: Humpty Dumpty, the Three Little Pigs and Charlotte's Web.
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Goldilocks and the Three Bears Pantomime

For Teachers K
Students investigate acting and performing arts by portraying a story in class. In this pantomiming instructional activity, students read the story Goldilocks and the Three Bears, and discuss the characters amongst themselves. Students...
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Humpty Dumpty: An Example of Why We Need Rules

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young pupils consider the importance of rules at school before helping to create rules for their own classroom! Start the discussion by introducing your class to the poem Humpty Dumpty. What happened to Humpty? What rule could have...
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The Three Little Kittens Who Lost Their Mittens

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Young scholars enjoy rhyming and storytelling with stations centered around the story The Three Little Kittens Who Lost Their Mittens.  In this rhyming lesson plan, students listen to, read, and sing songs with rhyming words.  Young...
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Sequencing Pocket Chart

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Cut it out! Beginning readers practice sequencing skills at home or at school with a variety of activities that require cutting out multiple sets of picture cards and putting them in the correct order. 
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Crimes from Mother Goose

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students use Nursery rhymes in a discussion of crimes and criminals in order to study how criminal law has developed and changed to maintain an organized society. They decide on the identity of criminals, the crime, and the name of the...
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Music and Movement

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students demonstrate how to instruct a Pre-K class in singing and creative movement. Once they are grouped according to several nursery rhymes, they practice singing the songs and coordinating appropriate movements with the rhythm. The...
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Spiders and Monkeys and Bears! Oh My!

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students interact with a storytelling puppet show that uses puppets created by them. As students interact with stories, nursery rhymes and fairy tales, they can identify and represent their understanding of main characters through...
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Three Little Kittens: Addition Booklet

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students explore math problem solving strategies while reading a nursery rhyme. In this addition lesson, students learn math skills such as solving simple equations, graphing data and extending patterns while reading The Three Little...
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The New and Improved Humpty Dumpty

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students complete assignments using the poem "Humpty Dumpty." In this poetry lesson plan, students practice reciting the poem. They come up with an unbreakable material that Humpty should be made of. 
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Pets

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Young scholars investigate responsible pet ownership. In this animal welfare activity, students read the book Millions of Cats and discuss the responsibilities of owning a pet. Additionally, young scholars sort dog biscuits, adopt pet...
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Whose Voice Do I Hear?

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders examine the power of voice in writing by completing a story using words following a particular voice. They take simple nursery rhymes, then attempt to put their own voice to a revised version. An interesting lesson on writing!
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Five Little Monkeys

For Teachers Pre-K
Students recite the rhyme 'Five Little Monkeys' and role play the actions of the rhyme. In this five little monkeys lesson, students memorize the rhyme with accuracy. Students may vary the rhyme by substituting different animals for the...
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After Goldilocks

For Teachers K - 1st
Students explore reading comprehension by reading a nursery rhyme in class. In this story analysis lesson, students read the story After Goldilocks and discuss the writer's techniques to expand the Goldilocks story. Students complete a...
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Let's Make a Mural

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students social skills blossom as they work together on this mural-making activity. In this early childhood visual arts lesson, students develop creative-thinking, fine-motor, language, and social skills as they work together to plan,...
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Modals: Can, May and Will Verbs: Present Tense

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Cover can, may, will, and shall with this lesson on using modals in the present tense. Starting off with a warm-up activity, the resource includes a text to analyze, examples of modals, and exercises with answers. The language in the...
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Create a Poem

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students write three simple rhyming poems and read them aloud with rhythm. Students select two adjectives that are opposites and two rhyming verbs to create rhyming lines of the same length with an adjective-noun-verb pattern.
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Sounds Like Christmas, Exploring Hearing

For Teachers K - 1st
Students see that the sense of hearing helps us learn from each other through communication. Also, students explain that sound can produce patterns. They engage in a wide variety of activities that focus on the sense of hearing.
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Poetic Form

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers read Red Boots On and explore  prepositions.  In this poetic form lesson, students analyze the use of prepositions in the poem. Middle schoolers might also explore the rhymes or objects.  Students write original poems...
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Amazing Animal Alliterations

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Creatures can cause creativity! Alliteration can make writing more enjoyable and entertaining. Help your pupils grasp this concept by using animals as inspiration for alliterative sentences. Prepare your class for the activities by first...
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Winter Lesson Plan

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students discuss the concept of size by comparing objects.  In this size instructional activity, students use the story The Three Billy Goats Gruff to compare different sizes.  Students choose from several hands-on activities to ensure...