This month, my class has been learning the nursery rhyme “Little Boy Blue”. These Little Boy Blue word cards can be used in a word game. You can also find a set of cards for the rhyme “There Was an Old Lady Who Lived in a Shoe” and “Hey Diddle Diddle” on the Nursery Rhyme page.
Prepare the Game:
Print and cut apart the word cards for this game. Laminate if you choose. Each child in the group should have a set to use. This game can be used at small group.
Why Play Word Card Games with Nursery Rhymes?
Playing word card games with nursery rhymes help children learn:
- New vocabulary
- Concepts of print
- Story recall
- Sequencing skills
- And it helps them learn the rhyme itself
How to Play:
First, call out the words for each card and have the children hold up each card (this familiarizes them with the cards).
To play the game, slowly recite the nursery rhyme (you may want to pause at the key words). Each time the children hear one of the key words, they should hold up that card. Repeat the game as many times as the children are interested.
When we play this game in my classroom, I have my own set of cards to use along with the children to help cue them when to hold up a card. Then, after they have seen me model the game a few times, I let them do it on their own.
Download the Free Printable Word Cards
Note: This is a free printable, just click to download.
More Little Boy Blue Resources:
This Little Boy Blue resource pack includes:
- Nursery Rhyme book in full color
- Little book in 2 versions: color and black and white
- Sequencing sheet
- Sequencing cards
- Question and answer mat