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Fun and Easy Nursery Rhyme Activities

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Fun and Easy Nursery Rhyme Activities
By Beverly Frank

Nursery rhymes are a great way to bond with your children as they learn new skills. Creating fun nursery rhyme activities takes only a few minutes of prep time and inexpensive craft items you probably already have around the house.

Collect some empty toilet paper rolls and make a toilet paper nursery rhyme character. You will need two or three empty toilet paper rolls, glue, scissors, glue, and markers. Draw Little Red Riding Hood or other characters and glue them to the toilet paper rolls. Keep all your props in a bag and use them each time you read nursery rhymes with your children.

The nursery rhyme matching game is a fun activity to play with your children. Pick two characters from each nursery rhyme that coordinate together and place them on card stock and laminate them. For example, you can have a card with a cow jumping over the moon and another card with a dish and a spoon to represent Hey Diddle Diddle. Draw the characters with your child and laminate them once you are done so they don’t get damaged.

Coloring is a wonderful way to allow your children to let their imagination run wild. Give your child a piece of paper and have them draw different characters. You will need construction paper, tissue paper, glue, paint, markers and any other supplies you can think of. Let your child glue, draw, and decorate the nursery rhyme characters any way they like.

A fun nursery rhyme activity you can re-create with your child is Baa, Baa Black Sheep. Using some paper, cotton balls, paint, and markers, you and your child can make several sheep from the nursery rhyme. Paint a few of the cotton balls black to make some of the sheep Baa, Baa Black Sheep.

If you have ever played the game “Name that Tune”, then you will love playing “Name that Nursery Rhyme.” For a party, divide everyone into two equal groups and read one or two lines of a popular nursery rhyme. Give each team a set amount of time to guess the rhyme, and if they don’t guess it in time, add another line to the rhyme and allow both teams a chance to guess the rhyme again. Each time you need to add a line to the rhyme, you will take away a point. The team with the most points at the end of the game is the winning team.

Another fun nursery rhyme activity you can participate in with your child is a Rock a Bye Baby prop. In order to make the prop, you will need paper, paint, crayons and precut babies. On a blank sheet of paper have your child design a blanket. Wrinkle the paper until it becomes soft like a blanket. Then give your child a precut baby to rock in the blanket. You can also use scrap material as your blanket instead of using paper. Head over to your local retail store and purchase some straws, paper, and paint. You will be creating fun puff art that allows children to pretend like they are the Big Bad Wolf or other characters in the stories they read. Puff art is a cheap and easy way to let children use their imagination and make a cool piece of art.

You can find other nursery rhyme activities online. Several web sites that sell educational supplies will have nursery rhyme activities you can purchase. You can also check with your child’s teacher about suppliers where you can purchase different nursery rhyme activities to play with your child.

Visit http://www.NurseryRhymesOnline.com for a large collection of illustrated nursery rhymes and more ideas for do-it-yourself nursery rhyme activities.

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ABC Games for Kids: Finding the Best Toddlers Games and Kids Activities Online

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ABC Games for Kids: Finding the Best Toddlers Games and Kids Activities Online
By Jess Singler

Parents and preschool teachers are always looking for the best and newest games for the little ones in their lives. While most of the latest toddlers games can be found online via a simple search engine lookup, there are many things that can be overlooked when searching for the right games for your kids. Below we will discuss the old standards as well as the newer school options when it comes to finding the best games and activities for your toddler.

Many of the old school ABC games for kids come in the usual blocks and puzzle varieties which do tend to keep even today’s modern kids interested and focused. While the standard wooden blocks and puzzle boards will always be a winner and tend to be cost efficient, newer and more interactive varieties are available in today’s internet realm. Some of the computer based programs and toddlers games can take a little bit of time to get acquainted to however they provide a much greater variety of play and selections for the youngsters using them.

Computer programs that are available for toddlers to help learn the alphabet are very highly recommended for today’s youngsters seeing that computers are a vital part of their lives even in their younger ages. The ability to customize these programs and use them over and over can be a great tool for your young kids. Most of the available programs will change up the games and activities so that kids can learn their alphabet in varying ways to enhance problem solving skills.

Beyond the puzzles and computer options in terms of ABC games for kids, parents and teachers can also be creative and come up with their own games and not rely on premade products. Need an idea? How about a simple letter recognition game where your child locates letters in a regular magazine and announces them out loud. Why not let your child locate animals or objects then you can write down the letters of that animal to allow verbal and visual recognition on multiple levels? There are many ways to let your kids learn the alphabet better and you can be creative in helping them in the process.

Our best piece of advice in trying to help your child learn their ABCs is to have fun! Your kid does not want to learn via a stale, static method and they need to have an enjoyable experience so they’ll want to come back and do it again.

Want to find local toddlers games and other options in terms of ABC games for kids? Jess Singler is a frequent contributor to TotActivities.com which allows moms to find upcoming kids activities & baby classes nationwide.

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