Nursery rhymes are fun for kids of all ages, and they can help you learn things, too. You can read, sing, or make crafts with nursery rhymes like "Little Miss Muffet," "Mary Had a Little Lamb," and "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star." Put on your sleepwear, jump into bed, and settle down with some nursery rhymes, or use them to have fun once you wake up!
Not much rhymes with "basket," does it? This old rhyme can be said or sung.
Work on your counting skills with this song about ants trying to get out of the rain.
Watch this video to learn all sorts of fun rhymes and songs, from old ones your parents learned as kids to newer ones.
Color in the farmer, then read the rhyme that makes up the pattern of his song.
Here is a collection of fingerplays, action poems, nursery rhymes, and songs arranged by theme.
Make an Itsy Bitsy Spider hand puppet craft, then use it to practice the nursery rhyme.
Great for birthday parties or just for fun, these games are based on nursery rhymes.
Watch this video and sing along: The lyrics are shown on the screen, karaoke-style.
This is a fun and simple song to sing, and once you're really good at it, you can try singing it as a round: One person starts singing, and then the next person starts after the first line, without skipping a line, so you're singing different words at the same time. You might think that would sound awful, but it doesn't!
Feed Jack and his wife the foods they like in this online game.
Every kid loves this song, and it's also a good lesson: Don't jump on the bed or you might get hurt!
Try playing around with a nursery rhyme, changing some of the words to make a silly rhyme of your own.
Count the hours up to 12 with this rhyme about animals and a clock.
You can either say or sing this rhyme about a boy who has a lot of bad luck getting what he wants.
Make this nursery rhyme craft with cardstock, glue, and tissue paper and recite the fun rhyme.
This is a fun song, but you can also turn it into a game to play with your friends.
This page has 30 popular nursery rhymes written out. Do you know them all?
Sing along with this fun rhyme that wishes for a sunny day!
Color in this page showing the three little kittens telling their mother that they lost their mittens.
Practice yoga poses that go with the words of different nursery rhymes!
Practice your rhyming skills with Wonder Red from Super Why! with this game.
This fun rhyme can also be a song or a playground game.
Make a clock that can help you learn the nursery rhyme "Hickory Dickory Dock" and learn about telling time, too.
Paint a pretty picture of the night sky to go along with this nursery rhyme.
Make finger puppets to play with as you recite "This Little Piggy."
Play nursery rhyme games with the Cat and the Fiddle, read the rhyme, or listen to it as it's read to you.
This art project is easy to do and calls for just a few simple supplies.
Your parents can help you make these yummy snacks with a nursery rhyme theme, like Humpty Dumpy sandwiched or Muffin Man muffins.
Read these counting rhymes and you might find that there are a few you've never heard of before!
With this craft project, you can create a spider that really climbs to go with the nursery rhyme.
Follow along with this video to sing this famous rhyme about a sheep.
Make some fun crafts and tell the story of Humpty Dumpty.
Are you wondering who wrote all of these rhymes? Often, people will say that it was Mother Goose. This article looks at who Mother Goose might have been.
Watch this video and sing along with a bunch of fun rhymes!
Color in this picture, then read the words to sing the song.
Sing this song about farm animals and you get to make silly noises while you sing!
Old King Cole was a merry old soul … can you color him in so he looks merry?
Click to make the story of the rhyme play out.