Storytime Share – Early Literacy: Phonological Awareness 4

Standard: Early Literacy: Phonological Awareness 

Specific skill focused on: Nursery Rhymes


Song: “Shake My Sillies Out” (Raffi, Singable Songs for the Very Young)

Rhyme: “Hey Diddle Diddle” told with props

Book: Cindy Moo by Lori Mortensen

Song: “Shake My Egg” (Ms. Janis, Ms. Janis’ Music 4 Me)

Rhyme: “Humpty Dumpty”

Book: Humpty Dumpty Climbs Again by Dave Horowitz

Song: “Hump Dee” (Various Artists, The Hip Hop Nursery Rhymes Collection)

Rhyme: “To Market, To Market”

Book: To Market, To Market by Anne Miranda


Activity: Nursery Rhyme Olympics

I don’t remember where I originally saw the idea for doing a Nursery Rhyme Olympics, but I first did this program four years ago during the 2012 Summer Olympics. Each “event” is related to a nursery rhyme. I made a Nursery Rhyme Olympics program to go along with the activity listing the rhymes and explaining why using nursery rhymes with young children is important. I put up Nursery Rhyme Olympics signs at each station that included the nursery rhyme related to that event.

The events were:

“Hey Diddle Diddle Cow Jump” – stuffed cow thrown over a large moon picture

“London Bridge Limbo” – limbo

“Trot Trot to Boston Equestrian Ride” – rocking horse ride

“To Market To Market Tunnel Race” – crawling through play tunnel while wearing pig hand puppet

“Jack Be Nimble Jump” – jumping over candle picture taped to floor

“Humpty Dumpty Bowling” – play bowling set with picture of Humpty Dumpty taped to the front pin

“Gold Medal Ceremony” – kids threaded ribbon through their (paper) medals to take home

There are lots of other great ideas for other Nursery Rhyme Olympics activities on other websites and blogs, too.





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