20 Nursery Rhyme Activities for Preschoolers

20 Nursery Rhyme activities plus a review of The Find It Book - an amazing new book from Margaret Wise Brown!

My boys love nursery rhymes. It is very rare to be in our house right now without hearing someone singing Humpty Dumpty or the Itsy Bitsy Spider. So when we opened a package with The Find It Book inside they could hardly contain their excitement! We have fallen in love with this book and it's easy to see why.



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The Find It Book is a newly published work by Margaret Wise Brown, author of the classic and beloved Goodnight Moon (among so many others).  Ms. Brown left behind a trunk full of unpublished works after her death, and her sister has made them available for publication. The Find It Book is one of these undiscovered soon to be classics.

My boys loved The Find It Book. It's written like a poem, encouraging children to discover characters from classic nursery rhymes inside its pages. The illustrations are absolutely amazing, with intricate detail and a style that is reminiscent of another time. The book does not feel like a new publication at all, but rather a classic that has been around for generations.


What I loved most about The Find It Book is that it's an activity book too! The text encourages you to find the different characters who they are cleverly hidden on every page. Illustrator Lisa Sheehan has done a wonderful job creating a world for classic nursery rhyme characters and her drawings are delightful and fun.

Reading and exploring The Find It Book is an activity all to itself, but we were so inspired by the nursery rhyme characters inside that I went searching for more activities we could try! Below you'll find 20 activities based on our favorite characters from The Find It Book: Humpty Dumpty, the Itsy Bitsy Spider (or Incy Wincy), Hickory Dickory Dock, and Little Bo Peep.



Humpty Dumpty Light Table Play (And Next Comes L)

Humpty Dumpty Egg Splat Painting (Adventures of Adam)

Humpty Dumpty Healthy Snack (Danya Banya)

Humpty Dumpty Polystyrene & Pipecleaner Craft (Teach Me Mommy)




Itsy Bitsy Spider Math Game (School Time Snippets)

Incy Wincy Spider Play Dough Activity (Crafty Kids at Home)

Itsy Bitsy Spider Window Activity (Where Imagination Grows)

Incy Wincy Spider Snack (Messy Little Monster)

Incy Wincy Spider Guttering Fun (Adventures of Adam)

Incy Wincy Spider Craft (Messy Little Monster)

Incy Wincy Spider Healthy Snack (Danya Banya)

Incy Wincy Spider Pipe Cleaner Craft (Teach Me Mommy)




Hickory Dickory Dock Felt Learning Clock (Crafty Kids at Home)

Hickory Dickory Dock Matching Clothespins (Best Toys 4 Toddlers)

Hickory Dickory Dock Tuff Spot (Adventures of Adam)

Hickory Dickory Dock Clock Craft & Time Telling Activity (Still Playing School)

Hickory Dickory Dock Rock Clock (Danya Banya)




Yarn Wrap Sheep (Craftulate)

Little Bo Peep Emo Dolls with Toilet Paper Roll Sheep (Danya Banya)

Little Bo Peep Stick the Tail on the Sheep (Crafty Kids at Home)


Plus check out these awesome Nursery Rhyme Printables from Pre-K Pages!

Who's your favorite Nursery Rhyme character? Is he (or she!) in The Find It Book? Leave a comment and let me know, or send me a message on Facebook!

Laura R

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3 comments:

  1. Looks like a fun book, on the lookout for it!

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  2. Sounds like a great book - thanks for sharing!

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