"Free" is one of the best words a teacher can hear when trying to plan a lesson. Use this source to print out nursery rhymes for class activities. You're sure to find one to fit your lesson with the lengthy list provided.
This is perfect for brain breaks and connecting curriculums. I have found that my students always love trying new yoga moves and challenging themselves to hold the poses. Familiar rhymes are listed here with movement poses to engage your kinesthetic learners.
Here is a lesson plan already set up for you! This will give you approximately four 20 minute sessions covering word families and rhyming words through three nursery rhymes. It also includes technology in the last session.
Think that nursery rhymes are just for kindergarten? Think again. Here is a brief look at the historical references/origins of some popular nursery rhymes. I always feel it is best to fully know the content you present and this article does the trick.
Parents often ask me for resources or more information on content that we are currently studying. A strong connection between home and school sets children up for success. I feel that this article is a nice reminder, to parents, why nursery rhymes are so important. I also enjoy sending them to this article because it opens up a consistent resource for parents to use.
I love in-depth articles as much as the next teacher, but sometimes I just don't have the time. This page gives you some quick reasons as to why nursery rhymes play an important role in a child's development. At the end of the page, there are also some links to printables and videos.