Free, Printable Nursery Rhyme Activities

I am so excited to share these Free, Printable Nursery Rhyme Activities. There are coloring pages, cutting activities, prewriting tracing worksheets, patterning activities, and a template to make a prop to use when singing. Each of these activities are available for Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, Hickory Dickory Dock, and Row, Row, Row Your Boat.

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Nursery Rhymes are a Fantastic Learning Opportunity for Kids

I am so fascinated and inspired by the research that’s been done on the benefits of singing nursery rhymes with kids. Furthermore, I love spreading the word to parents and educators about these benefits because many of us are singing nursery rhymes anyways! We are doing an incredible thing for the kids in our care and we might as well give ourselves credit for it.

It has been shown that knowledge of nursery rhymes in young children increases their success in spelling and reading years later. Nursery rhymes are thought to increase a child’s phonological sensitivity and knowledge of rhyme and phonemes.

Reading Rockets emphasizes that rhyme and rhythm help kids hear the sounds and syllables in words. This ultimately helps them learn to read.

Free, Printable Nursery Rhyme Activities

These Free, Printable Nursery Rhyme activities are an easy and fun activity.

I chose to include three nursery rhymes in these pages – Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, Hickory Dickory Dock, and Row, Row, Row Your Boat.

For each nursery rhyme, there are the following activity pages:

  1. Coloring Page featuring fun images and the nursery rhyme lyrics
  2. Prop Template so that kids can create a fun puppet or prop to use when they sing the nursery rhyme (*More on this below.)
  3. Cutting Practice Worksheet
  4. Prewriting Tracing Worksheet
  5. Patterning Activity

*For the Prop Template activities, there is a large image that kids can color, cut out and attach to a craft stick. These are great for using in circle time or another time you want to sing the nursery rhyme together. Kids love having something to hold. For more stability, I recommend printing the prop out on cardstock. Alternatively, kids can cut out the prop and then trace it on colorful paper. Then, they can cut out the colorful paper and attach it to the prop for stability.

free printable twinkle twinkle little star activities
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star Activities
free printable hickory dickory dock nursery rhyme activities
Hickory Dickory Dock Activities
free printable row row row your boat nursery rhyme activities for preschool
Row, Row, Row Your Boat Activities

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  1. This printable is a creation of Hey Kelly Marie for personal and personal classroom use. 
  2. Furthermore, the printable is copyright protected. © 2022 Hey Kelly Marie and all rights reserved.
  3. Additionally, this printable may not be sold, hosted, stored, or reproduced on any other site or blog.
  4. Adult supervision is required for children’s activities. It is up to the child’s caretakers to determine what is developmentally appropriate and safe for their child. Caretakers have full responsibility for child safety and development.

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Other Free, Printable Rhyming Activities

If you’re on the hunt for other rhyming activities, check out these Free, Printable Rhyming Activities for Early Readers. There are match the rhyme worksheets, a rhyming words card game, and more.

What do you think?

I’d love to know what you think of these Free, Printable Nursery Rhyme Activities. I am aware that I only chose three of many nursery rhymes to include. I chose three that I thought would be well-liked, and wanted to gauge interest in nursery rhyme worksheets. Is there a nursery rhyme you’d like to see me include in future activities? I want to hear about it. Comment below or email me at

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