Nursery Rhyme Olympic Games and Activities

Nursery Rhyme activities and Olympic games for Kindergarten
In September we do a unit on Nursery Rhymes. Here are the ten we cover, including some activities for each rhyme:
Nursery Rhyme activities for Kindergarten Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Nursery Rhyme activities for Kindergarten Old Mother Hubbard
Nursery Rhyme activities for Kindergarten Baa Baa Black Sheep
Nursery Rhyme activities for Kindergarten Hey Diddle Diddle
Nursery Rhyme activities for Kindergarten Hickory Dickory Dock
Nursery Rhyme activities for Kindergarten Humpty Dumpty
Nursery Rhyme activities for Kindergarten Jack Be Nimble
Nursery Rhyme activities for Kindergarten Little Bo Peep
Nursery Rhyme activities for Kindergarten Little Miss Muffet
Nursery Rhyme activities for Kindergarten Jack and Jill
Nursery rhyme unit activities for Kindergarten
To wrap up our Nursery Rhyme unit, my students participated in Nursery Rhyme Olympic games.
Nursery Rhyme Olympics- A Post FULL of Games and Activities for Kindergarten
Here is a run-down of the events they participated in:
MOTHER GOOSE WADDLE
Nursery Rhyme Olympics- A Post FULL of Games and Activities for Kindergarten
Students had to hold a ball between their knees, then waddle around the chair. Then they had to waddle back to the line & pass it to the next person.
JACK BE NIMBLE CANDLESTICK JUMPING
Nursery Rhyme Olympics- A Post FULL of Games and Activities for Kindergarten
I made a long line of candlesticks. Students ran & jumped over the candlesticks and then back again.
HEY DIDDLE DIDDLE SPOON RACE
Nursery Rhyme Olympics- A Post FULL of Games and Activities for Kindergarten
Balancing a ball on their spoon, they had to go as quickly as they could around the chair & back to the line without dropping the ball.

TWINKLE LITTLE STAR LETTER SORT
Nursery Rhyme Olympics- A Post FULL of Games and Activities for Kindergarten
The first person had to run up and find the 'A', set it aside, and go back. The next person had to find the 'B', and so on until they made a row from A to Z.

HUMPTY DUMPTY PUZZLE FIXING
Nursery Rhyme Olympics- A Post FULL of Games and Activities for Kindergarten
The first person in each line had to put on a crown {as the king's horsemen}, then gallop {on their pretend horses} to a simple puzzle. They had to try to "put it back together again", then gallop back and pass the crown to the next person, until everyone had a turn.

MEDAL CEREMONY
Nursery Rhyme Olympics- A Post FULL of Games and Activities for Kindergarten
Of course, the only way to cap off Olympic games is with an awards ceremony, where everyone received their gold medals.
The medals read 'Nursery Rhyme Olympic Champion'.
Nursery Rhyme Olympic games and activities for Kindergarten

3 comments

  1. I use Mother Goose poems in my class also. This is a great way to remember them and get the students moving! Thanks for sharing!

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