Nursery rhymes are so much fun. Not only are they silly songs that students love to sing, they actually offer practice on a variety of important skills for your students. I absolutely love including nursery rhymes in my lessons. That’s why I created these video lessons for teaching with nursery rhymes!
Teaching with Nursery Rhymes
I love teaching with nursery rhymes in the classroom. They offer great practice with rhyming words and allow us to talk about new vocabulary. The songs are super fun to sing, and we use hand motions while we sing the songs, which strengthens our fine motor skills.
One of the ways I like to teach nursery rhymes is with picture cards! Some of the words and phrases in nursery rhymes are not normal words Pre-K or Kindergarten students would know. So having pictures to help them remember the story is very helpful!
After they practice the nursery rhyme a few times and learn the song in whole group, they are ready to continue practicing in a small group or center.
The picture cards can be used to retell the story. Plus, students can use any of our nursery rhyme emergent readers to extend practice at school or at home.
Video Lessons for Your Classroom
As part of the Lesson Lab over in the Print and Play Club, we have a growing library of video lessons for teaching with nursery rhymes and so much more! From old classics like Twinkle Twinkle Little Star or The Itsy Bitsy Spider, to some new favorites like I’m a Little Snowman, the Lesson Lab is full of nursery rhyme fun!
These videos can be used for you to simply get ideas on ways to teach with nursery rhymes. Or, just push play and let me do the teaching for you! This is a great option for small group lessons or center time!
So if you’re not a part of the Print and Play Club, I’d love for you to join us. Because not only do you get ALL of the Lesson Lab videos, you also get all of the needed resources for the lesson too! But until the doors are open again, I wanted you to have a nursery rhyme video lesson to try in your classroom!
Enjoy our Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Song and Sequencing video above with your students today! You can also use this link to send the video home to your students. And don’t forget to download the sequencing cards for the video at the end of the post!
More Video Lessons
Do you want more video lessons for your classroom? Check out our ideas for using video lessons in the classroom HERE. Also, check out our YouTube channel that has Lesson Lab favorites and other fun videos you will love!
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