Arts and Crafts
Nursery Rhymes

Children and adults love arts and crafts.

Tying those activities to favorite nursery rhymes is a great way to increase the fun and joy of those great little verses.

Not only are arts and craft projects a great way to keep your little ones entertained, there are lots of developmental benefits as well.

  • Creativity is usually the first thing we think of when we think about art and craft projects. These projects allow your child to try out new ideas and do some out of the box thinking.
  • Improved concentration as your child focuses on the task at hand.
  • Increased perserverance as they learn to keep going to finish the task or project.
  • Develops planning skills as they follow recipes or a list of orderly tasks. Helps to develop systematic and logical approaches.
  • Builds dexterity, motor skills, and eye-hand coordination as they work with crayons, pencils, paints, scissors and glue.
  • They learn to observe, describe, analyze and interpret.
  • Discover that there are multiple ways to view an object, an idea or thought.
  • Emotional expression of thoughts and feelings that they may or may not be able to express verbally.
  • Increased confidence in doing tasks themselves.
  • Increased pride in their accomplishments.
  • Learning can be fun!

Creative Work Space

To prepare for all this creative fun, its a good idea to set aside a specific space for them to work.

If you designate a table and chairs in an area that is convenient and won't be a problem if there is a spill, then your child will learn that this is the place for these activities.

They will eventually understand that they should not do these projects on your best couch or rug.

Clear plastic storage bins or shelves are great to keep the art and craft supplies organized and out of the way when not in use.

Recycled craft supplies can be easily collected from every day items in your home.

Other craft supplies can be picked up at sales at office supply stores, discount stores, yard sales, etc.

Natural craft items can easily be found in our own backyards. Children will enjoy getting outside and collecting all sorts of great gifts from Mother Nature to use in their projects.

Now that you have your space and supplies ready, check out the ideas below for fun arts and crafts for many of your favorite nursery rhymes.

Make A Lamb - from Baa Baa Black Sheep to Mary Had A Little Lamb!

Old King Cole's Crown - Make a crown fit for a king!

Spider Web Activities - Lots of creative spider webs for Miss Muffet!

Star Arts and Crafts - Have your little one create a little twinkle!

Homemade Puppets - Play acting with puppets stretches the imagination!

Do you have a great game or craft that you do with nursery rhymes?

Children love to play as they learn! Whether that's clapping to the rhythym of the verse, acting out the characters, playing games or creating great artwork!

We would love to hear about games, arts and crafts, fingerplays, anything that you do with your special little one to make nursery rhymes a fun interactive learning activity.

We know our mom's and grandma's have great ways to entertain while teaching their children and grandchildren.

Please share with us those fun learning experiences.

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