Sunday, 13 May 2012

Nursery Rhyme Props

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Nursery Rhyme Props for Creative Re-Telling

Explore Favourite Nursery Rhymes using props and toys for creative re-telling and imaginative play.

You guys know we love to turn storytime into playtime, this week I was inspired by some favourite nursery rhymes. I love the idea of story bags, full of props to bring a book to life, so I set about to find some toys and puppets to explore with.

Incy Wincy Spider Activities for Preschool

I made this little Incy Wincy with black card, wool and googly eyes - he also features in 'Little Miss Muffet' and 'There was an old lady who swallowed a fly' 

Twinkle Twinkle activties for Toddlers and Preschool

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star 

Literacy Activities with Nursery Rhymes

A Speckled Frog sat on a TP Tube Speckled Log

Preschool Literacy with Nursery Rhymes

a Hickory Dickory Clock

Nursery Rhymes Imaginative Play

'She Sells Sea Shells', a 'Little Dickie Bird' and ('Sing a Song Of) Sixpence'

Preschool Nursery Rhyme Unit Ideas

'Chick chick chick chick chicken...'

Nursery Rhyme Unit Study Activities

'Ba Ba Black Sheep' and 'I'm a Little Teapot' (or 'Polly put the Kettle On')

Humpty Dumpty Craft Activities for Preschool

'Humpty Dumpty' and his wall

Peter Rabbit Activities

Fishy Finger Puppet for '1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (Once I Caught a Fish Alive), one of our Three Pigs Puppets for 'This Little Piggy' and a 'Little Peter Rabbit with a fly upon his nose' from our Peter Rabbit Small World

Playful Literacy with Nursery Rhymes

A somewhat spooky looking chick chicken had a lot of fun playing around with our props - it's so cute hearing his little versions as he remembers the words and some of the actions.

This Little Piggy Activity for Babies and Toddlers

This Little Piggy needed some babytoe action right?

Nursery Rhyme Prop Basket for Creative Play

It's so easy to add a little extra fun to your favourite rhymes - all this was put together in one morning with only stuff I already had at home. Here's some more inspiration for your next rhyme time:


  1. I love your use of building blocks. I'm pinning it to use in storytimes. Thanks for the wonderful idea!

  2. Ohhh, love your ideas! We have that little fish finger puppet! :) Pinning this to help incorporate more "play" into rhyming!

  3. Thanks for this great post. Pinning!

  4. These all are such FUNtastic ideas to play!! Love them all.

    Thanks for sharing your idea with us on 'The Kids Co-op!!

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  6. I love Humpty Dumpty - so cute :)


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