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Free Nursery Rhymes Printables for Preschoolers


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Add these nursery rhymes printables to your preschool lesson plans. Discover coloring pages, sequencing activities, and much more!

Classic nursery rhymes are fun to teach to preschoolers. They can learn so many skills and themes within each rhyme.

On the list below, you’ll find printables to pair with many of your nursery rhymes activities for preschool.

Nursery Rhymes Printables

Add any or all of these free preschool printables to your lesson plans this year for a fun, hands-on way to learn nursery rhymes.

Hickory Dickory Dock Printables

Don’t miss this engaging Hickory Dickory Dock sequencing activity for preschoolers. Hands-on fun for little ones!

Little Bo Peep Printables

This Little Bo Peep nursery rhyme printable is perfect for kids ages 3-7. This unit includes a variety of math and literacy activities preschoolers will love.

These Little Bo Peep sequencing pictures are perfect for your nursery rhymes activities for preschool. Grab your copy today!

Itsy Bitsy Spider Printables

This Itsy Bitsy Spider printable is perfect for preschoolers! Focus on the letter Ss and learn about the life cycle of a spider.

Little Boy Blue Printables

Grab this Little Boy Blue sequencing activity today! Preschoolers will love this addition to your nursery rhymes activities for preschool.

Mary Had a Little Lamb Printables

This Mary Had a Little Lamb picture sequencing activity is perfect for your nursery rhymes activities for preschool! Get yours today! 

Three Blind Mice Printables

Three Blind Mice sequencing pictures are a great addition to your nursery rhymes activities for preschool! Grab your copy today!

Jack and Jill Printables

Grab your copy of these Jack and Jill sequencing pictures today! Add them to your upcoming nursery rhyme or sequencing lessons.

Humpty Dumpty Printables

This Humpty Dumpty sequencing activity is perfect for your nursery rhymes activities for preschool. Grab your copy today! 

Baa Baa Black Sheep Printables

These Baa Baa Black Sheep coloring pages are perfect for helping preschoolers build important early learning skills.

This Baa Baa Black Sheep sequencing activity is perfect for your nursery rhymes activities for preschool. Grab your copy today!

Little Miss Muffet Printables

This Little Miss Muffet sequencing printable is perfect for your nursery rhymes activities for preschool. Grab your copy today!

Hey Diddle Diddle Printables

These Hey Diddle Diddle printable sequencing pictures are perfect for your nursery rhymes activities for preschool. Grab yours today!

Nursery Rhyme Books

Fill your book basket with a great collection of nursery rhyme books. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.

If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.


My First Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes – The classic rhymes of Mother Goose and the beautiful illustrations of Lisa McCue collide in this delightful padded board book!

My Awesome Nursery Rhymes Book – Bright picture book with nursery rhymes and awesome shaped pages! Packed with popular nursery rhymes you and your child will know and love. Each spread is shaped around a rhyme’s characters and tells their story with gorgeous illustrations.

Richard Scarry’s Best Mother Goose Ever – Richard Scarry introduces toddlers to the nursery rhymes of Mother Goose! Featuring his unmistakable art (now restored to its original glory) and fifty of Mother Goose’s most beloved rhymes.

Round Out Your Unit with These Activities:

Painted nursery rhyme storytelling spoons make great props in your literacy centers.

Nursery rhyme story stones are a great visual tool to have on hand for sequencing, storytelling, and pretend play.

That’s it for now! Be sure to check back regularly as this post will be updated often to reflect my newest nursery rhymes printables.

If you are looking for something specific, let me know!


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A Fun Way to Teach Reading — Teacher KARMA

Nursery rhymes, we think of them as a way to entertain babies and toddlers, but these funny poems are actually an amazing way to teach tons of reading strategies!

Nursery Rhymes are Fun for Students and Teachers!

These fun poems help young readers practice basic foundational literacy skills and become better readers… plus, they’re silly and always make me smile. Of course, the kiddos like them too!

When I first started teaching first grade, I didn’t have a ton of books in my classroom library, but I could copy nursery rhymes and have them right at my fingertips. That’s how this resource was born. LOL.

Our campus didn’t have any guided reading books. Can you imagine?? Nursery Rhymes saved me! I don’t know what I would have done without them.

Free Books for Your Kids to Read at Home!

Eventually, I created these mini-books so I could print them for my classroom. Because they are only made out of copy paper, my students could also take them home and add them to their own home library.

Below is a list of literacy skills that you can practice with your students while using nursery rhymes:

  • phonemic awareness
  • phonological awareness
  • hear letter sounds
  • discriminate syllables
  • letter identification
  • rhyming words
  • phonics skills
  • word families
  • fluency 
  • sight words
  • comprehension
  • pretty much any beginning reading skill 

Nursery rhymes are a great resource for shared reading and guided reading groups.

If you are looking to get started with nursery rhymes in your classroom, you will definitely want to check out my newest FREEBIE.

Hey Diddle Diddle, FREEBIE!  Below you can check out an example of my Row, Row, Row Your Boat reader, so you can see that there three different versions of the reader.

You will love the fact that you just have to fold on the dotted lines.  No need to cut!  Yea!

The nursery rhyme readers come in three different versions for your convenience:

  • full color with a polka-dotted background
  • full color with a white background
  • black and white to save printer ink

Nursery Rhymes + Technology = FUN!

Your FREEBIE also comes with an ebook.  You can very simply add the ebook to your class iPad, display it on the classroom projector, or use it on a computer.

To get your FREE Hey Diddle Diddle Reader Set, please click here or on the graphic above.

If the Hey Diddle Diddle Nursery Rhyme FREEBIE is a good fit for your classroom, please take a moment to check out my full-product download that includes 10 nursery rhymes:

  • Humpty Dumpty
  • Hickory Dickory Dock
  • The Itsy Bitsy Spider
  • Jack and Jill
  • Baa Baa Black Sheep
  • Hey Diddle Diddle
  • Little Miss Muffet
  • Row, Row, Row Your Boat
  • Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
  • Mary Had a Little Lamb

The complete kit includes 125 pages.

Please click here or on the graphic above to access the nursery rhyme readers.

How have you used poems in your classroom to teach reading skills? I would love to hear from you. Please let me know in the comments below.

Children's poems. Poems for children

Collection of children's poems: poems for the holidays, teaching and developing poems, author's and thematic poems for children.

  • For the smallest

  • for babies
  • Pour and Pesti for babies
  • Cycle toys Agnia Barto
  • Good poems Berestov for the smallest
  • for the smallest
  • Family

  • Poems
  • Poems for Dad
  • Poems for grandmother
  • Poems for grandfathers
  • Children's classics

  • Tsvetaeva
  • Lermontov
  • Blok
  • Tyutchev
  • Nekrasov
  • Fet
  • Educational rhymes

  • tongue twisters
  • Counters
  • Pour
  • Animal world

  • Poems about animals
  • Patterns about fish
  • Poems about insects
  • nature and seasons

    9000 9000
  • Poems about cosmos
  • Poems about winter
  • Poems about spring
  • Poems about summer
  • Poems about autumn
  • Poems about flowers
  • Poems about vegetables and fruits
  • Poems about mushrooms
  • Poems about the sea
  • Other authors

  • Valentin Bereestov
  • Henry Sapgir
  • Elena Blaginina
  • 9000


  • Poems for St. Valentine's Day
  • Poems about February 23
  • Poems for March 8
  • Poems about Maslenitsa
  • Poems for Easter
  • Poems by May 9
  • Poems for September 1
  • Poems to the Day of Teacher
  • Poems to Mother Day
  • New Year

  • Poems
  • New Year verses for the smallest 9000,000
  • Poems about Santa Claus
  • Poems about the Snow Maiden
  • Poems about snowflakes
  • Poems about the snowman
  • Poems about the New Year tree
  • Poems for Christmas

Train your child's memory! nine0175

Not every child can patiently listen to the end of a fairy tale or other prose story. Whereas children's poems do not tire with monotony, the rhyme in them jumps as if over bumps, easily holding the attention of a small listener. It's amazing how quickly children memorize rhymes, it's worth saying a few times, as they already agree on the ending with you. Be sure to use this ability, training memory from childhood, you will greatly simplify your child's schooling. Start with the poems of Agnia Barto in the “Toys” section, look for small quatrains, they are perfectly remembered. Most of them you yourself still remember by heart. So right? nine0003

How to learn a poem for the holiday?

In kindergarten and school, your child will often face the need to recite poems in front of the public. It can be a New Year's party or an ordinary lesson, in any case, it is important that he is not afraid of this. But all you need to do is pay a little attention to it.

The poem must be learned in advance and repeated at home as if in between times, without focusing on the importance of the event. For example, you can say: “Remember, you and I learned a great rhyme? Well, tell it to me." Children's poems are usually simple and the child will quickly remember them. You can rehearse by telling a poem to dad or mom, grandfather or grandmother. You need to ask to speak loudly and with expression, but in no case should you lecture or interrupt during the speech. How your peers and you react to the first performance of a small artist is of great importance, so it is better to start with relatives. Having told a few rhymes to familiar people and, having received a benevolent reaction, you will give confidence to the baby. Poems for children at matinees perfectly train public speaking skills. nine0003

Poems for babies

Babies develop rapidly, instantly absorbing information about everything that is happening around. Music, fairy tales and poems come to the aid of mothers. All poems in the collection are selected taking into account age characteristics. Their heroes are familiar and familiar toys, baby animals or the same children as a small listener. With such verses for kids it is easy to interest even the biggest fidget.

One of the important tasks of poems for kids is to make life more interesting. After all, it is much more fun to wash your face in the morning when mom tells a rhyme. Yes, and porridge will be tastier, and compote is sweeter. And the rainiest weather will not seem so gloomy if you choose the right words. nine0003

Clubfoot bear

Clubfoot bear
Walks through the forest,
(We walk briskly)
Collects cones,
Sings songs.
(Squatting - collecting bumps)
The bump bounced off
Right in the bear's forehead.
(Hold hands on the forehead)
The bear got angry
And with the foot - top!
(Stomp our feet)

Gray bunny

Gray bunny sit
(We sit like a bunny)
And move our ears,
Just like that, like that!
(We move our ears-palms)
Bunny is cold to sit,
Warm up the paws,
Clap-clap, clap-clap.
(Clap your hands)
Bunny is cold to stand,
Bunny needs to jump.
Hop-hop, skip-hop.
(Let's jump like a bunny)

Two funny sheep

Two funny sheep
Played near the river.
Jump-jump, jump-jump!
(Jumping merrily)
White sheep jumping
Early in the morning near the river.
Jump-jump, jump-jump!
Up to the sky, down to the grass.
Up to the sky, down to the grass.
(We get up on our legs, stretch up. We squat, we lower our hands down)
And then we circled
(We spin)
And fell into the river.

A horned goat is walking

A horned goat is walking
(Putting "horns" to the head)
After the little guys.
Legs - top-top!
(Stomp our feet)
Eyes - clap-clap!
(We close our eyes and open our eyes)
Who doesn't eat porridge?
Who doesn't drink milk?
(We threaten with a finger)
Gore, gore!
(Butting heads)

Two bugs

Two bugs in the clearing
Hopak danced:
(Dancing, hands on the belt)
Right leg top, top!
(Stomp with the right foot)
With the left foot top, top!
(Left foot stomp)
Handles up, up, up!
Who will raise above all?
(Stand on tiptoes, stretch up)

Top-top - Learning to walk!

Legs, legs,
Run along the path,
Pick peas.
Big feet
Walked on the road:
Little feet
Run along the path:


Like Masha has two teeth.
Don't bite them, daughter!
Don't bite, eat,
Listen to mom and dad.

E. Grigoryeva

Naughty spoon

Our spoon is naughty!
Instead of a mouth, I got into my ear!
Ai-ai-ai! - what a spoon!
I'll punish her a little.


While falling asleep

Sleeping eyes and sleeping cheeks
Tired babies.
Eyelashes and palms sleep,
Bellies and legs sleep.
And tiny ears
Sweetly doze on the pillow.
The curls are sleeping, the hands are sleeping,
Only the noses are sniffling.

I. Gurina


Stomp, stomp -
And I'll trample -
I'll stop trampling!
I won't go on the heels,
After all, there are only slippers left!
And I'll go, I'll go again
I stomp on my heels!


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