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Nursery Rhyme Activities and Crafts

| March 25, 2014 | 18 Comments

As we enjoyed our Fairy Tale Crafts video so much, we thought we would get together and do a Nursery Rhyme Crafts and Activities video too! By nursery rhymes, I mean poems and songs – basically any poems or songs that make your childhood special. The children had a great time exploring Nursery Rhymes through crafts and are always asking me now whether we could make something to go with “Jack and Jill” or with 5 Monkeys on  a Bed… I can see this Nursery Rhyme theme continuing for some time!

This week, I have a DIFFERENT set of crafts joining us with their nursery rhymes, they are all fabulous and it is great to have these wonderful guests.

40 Nursery Rhyme Crafts

So. Nursery Rhymes Video:

Nursery Rhymes Crafts and Activities Links:

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1)  Humpty Dumpty – Humpty Dumpty Easter Eggs (37 sec)

Stone Ducks

2)   5 Little Ducks Went Swimming One Day – Stone Ducks (1min 20)

3) Incy Wincer Spider – Incy Wincy Paper Craft for Nursery Children (1min 55)

4) The Owl and The Pussycat – Upcycled Glove Toys (simple sewing project) (2min 45sec)

walnuss maus

5) 3 Blind Mice/ Hickory Dickory Dock – Walnut Mice (3min 35sec)

6) Additional: Sing a Rainbow Cookies – Rainbow cookies (not on video)

Rainy Day Mum


7) 5 Little Speckled Forgs – Egg Carton Frogs and Kitchen Towel Roll Log (4min)

8) The Wheels on The Bus – simple, but delicious pastries for preschoolers (4min 35sec)

My Little 3 and Me


9) Incy Wincy Spider – Loo Roll Craft & Spout (5min)

10) Incy Wincy Spider – Climbing Paper Plate Spider  (5min 30 – watch the video, seriously cute!)

11) Mary mary, quite contrary – Growing Flower Pots (6min 45sec)

12) 5 Little Speckled Frogs – Cootie Catcher Frog Puppets + Magnet Game (watch the video 8min)


13) 5 Current Buns – Recycled Tights Craft (9min)

14) Additional: Sing a Rainbow – Rainbow Sensory Play Bottles

Me and My Shadow 

How to make felt mice

15) 3 Blind Mice or Hickory Dickory Dock – felt Mice (beginners sewing project) (9min 50sec)

16) In and Out the Dusty Bluebells – Bluebell Shakers made whilst out in the woods (10min 20sec)

Here Come the Girls

humpty dumpty

17) Humpty Dumpty – Egg Shell Collage (11min 20sec)

All wonderful crafts.. and here are some…

More Nursery Rhyme Activities from around the web:


18) Have a nursery rhyme party – here is a great set of ideas from Twinkle Twinkle to Wheels on the Bus to Little Miss Muffet.


19) 5 Speckled Frogs – Small World Play


20) More Itsy Bitsy Spider activities!


21) Crayon resist Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Art

Mary Had a Little Lamb Craft

22) Mary Had a Little Lamb or Baa Baa Black Sheep – Yarn Wrap Sheep


23) Itsy Bitsy Spider Finger Puppet

nursery rhyme activities

24) Miss Polly Had a Dolly Activity

spider crafts

25) Little Miss Muffet Spider Craft

jack be nimble crafts

26) An active Jack Be Nimble Craft!


27) Hickory Dickory Dock

twinkletwinkle28) Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Five Little Ducks Craft

29) Five Little Ducks

Nursery Rhyme crafts

30) Hey Diddle Diddle – Simple Paper Plate & Spoon Craft

5 little monkeys crafts

31) 5 Little Monkeys (Printable included)


32) 5 Little Monkeys Puppets


33) 5 Little Monleys – Simple Craft


34) Hey Diddle Diddle Shadow Puppets

spring craft ideas

35) Mary Had a Little Lamb – Cotton Wool Lamb Craft

Bus craft

36) The Wheels on the Bus Egg Carton Craft


37) Wind the Bobbin Up

pop goes the weasel crafts

38) Pop Goes the Weasel, Pop Up Card

jack and jill crafts

39) Jack and Jill TP Roll Puppets

40) And a final one (from etsy… but you can work out how to make it?)

twinkle twinkleTwinkle twinkle Luminary

And that brings me to the end of this Nursery Rhyme Crafts Round up!!

I do hope you have found some inspiration!

What nursery rhymes and crafts have I missed out? Please do leave a comment, so I can see if I can find something going forward!


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  1. Liz Burton says:

    Wow I can’t believe how many nursery rhyme crafts you have here! Brilliant!

  2. What a fantastic resource you’ve put together here. It’s been great fun being involved, thank you.

  3. jackie raven says:

    Am I able to buy this nursery rhyme book please.

  4. Teacher of Kiddos says:

    Awesome job!
    I can’t wait to try some of these. Is there a Little Bo Peep one – I don’t recall seeing it but didn’t scroll back up. I’m only mentioning it because you asked if there was any you forgot & that one popped into my head. ;-). Great job – Thanks for sharing

  5. Teacher of Kiddos says:

    Awesome job!
    I can’t wait to try some of these. Is there a Little Bo Peep one? I don’t recall seeing it but didn’t scroll back up to check. I’m only mentioning it because you asked if there was any you forgot & that one popped into my head. ;-). Great job – Thanks so much for sharing!!! :-)

  6. Kelly says:

    What a great list! I will have to use it again when I do my Nursery Rhyme unit again. Here’s my post on a Nursery Rhyme party we did. Turned out really cute!

  7. Yasmin says:

    i tried to click on the Itsy Bitsy Spider hand puppet link but it was linked to the “black sheep”. Can you please provide the right link? I just introduced my toddler to it and looking forward to making for him :)

  8. Susanne Iliff says:

    Love these especially the five monkeys ones my daughter loves that rhyme will definitely need to make them with her :-)

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