Spark your preschoolers’ imaginations with these fun printable nursery rhyme posters and activity cards! They are sure to put a smile on their faces as they explore the world of classic nursery rhymes.
Learning nursery rhymes in preschool is an important part of early childhood development. Nursery rhymes help children build language skills and gain an understanding of rhythm and rhyme.
By being exposed to nursery rhymes at an early age, children develop phonemic and phonological awareness which is essential for learning how to read. They also gain listening skills and learn to understand the meaning of words.
Nursery rhymes also provide a platform for creative expression. Children can act out the rhymes, sing them or make up their own versions. This helps to build confidence and encourages children to be creative in their play and exploration.
Nursery Rhyme Posters
These posters come in color and blackline. Use for poetry books, charts, posters, or other uses. These are the updated versions — the previous versions are below.
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See this complete list of all Nursery Rhyme posters available as well as Nursery Rhyme Book & Sequencing sets available.
Nursery Rhyme Cards
I made these cards for a nursery rhyme word game. Print and cut apart the cards. Each child in the group should have a set to use. 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.
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