32 Fun Nursery Rhyme Activities for Toddlers & Preschoolers


Preschoolers and toddlers just love nursery rhymes, and will really enjoy getting stuck into these crafty, sensory play ideas and activities, to accompany their favourite rhymes! From Incy Wincy Spider to Hickory Dickory Dock, plus lots more in between, here are 32 Fun Nursery Rhyme Activities for Toddlers & Preschoolers.

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Incy Wincy Spider

Nursery Rhyme Activity 1

1. Act out Incy Wincy Craft – Crafteaclasses

2. Incy Wincy Handprint Keepsake – Learning and Exploring Through Play

3. Story Box – One Perfect Day

4. Egg Box Spider Puppet – Messy Little Monster

5. Spider Playdough – Crafty Kids at Home

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Nursery Rhyme 2

6. Star Wands – Learning and Exploring Through Play

7. Star Busy Bag – Learning and Exploring Through Play

8. Star Lantern – Teach me Mommy

9. Rhyming Stars – Fun-A-Day

10. Sensory Bin – House of Burke

11. Sensory Star Oobleck – Learning and Exploring Through Play

Recommended Reading: Easy Painting Ideas for Kids

Old MacDonald

Nursery Rhyme Activities 3 (2)

12. Story Stones – Messy Little Monster

13. Wooden Peg Farm Animal Toys – Danya Banya

14. Animal Spoon Puppets – Teach me Mommy

15. Old Macdonald Had a Farm Activities in Action – Learning and Exploring Through Pla

16. Sensory Tuff Tray – Adventures of AdamPlay

17. Toilet Roll Animals – Crafty Kids at Home

Humpty Dumpty

Nursery Rhyme activities 4 (2)

18. Humpty Collage – Here come the Girls Blog

19. Splat Painting – Adventures of Adam

20. Egg Decorating – Red Ted Art

21. Humpty Dumpty 3D Craft – Teach me Mommy

22. Humpty Dumpty Weeble – Messy Little Monster

Hickory Dickory Dock

Nursery Rhyme Activities 5 (2)

23. Candy Cane Mice – Martha Stewart

24. Number Matching Clock Game – Best Toys for Toddlers

25. Learning the Time – Crafty Kids at Home

26. Pipe Cleaner Mouse Puppet – Craft Ideas

27. Pebble Clock – Danya Banya

Ba Ba Black Sheep / Little Bo Peep

Nursery Rhyme Activities 6 (2)

28. Toilet Roll Characters – Danya Banya

29. Paper Plate Craft – Housing a Forest

30. Cork Painting Sheep – Sassydeals on Crafty Morning

31. Yarn Sheep Craft – Teach me Mommy

32. Sheep Stick Puppet – Best Toys for Toddlers

Recommended Reading: Easy Paper Plate & Creative Toilet Roll Crafts for Kids

Still looking for more Nursery Rhyme fun? From Arts and Crafts to Sensory Play, to Sand boxes, Water Trays, Tuff Trays and Literacy/Numeracy we’ve lots more inspiration for you pinned to our Pinterest Board – Nursery Rhyme Activities and Props.

Over to you! Have you tried any of these or have you anymore activities to add? Let us know in the comments below.

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