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Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes Teaching Ideas

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I have always loved Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes and the silly little rhymes that are so familiar to all of us!

nursery rhyme learning pack

These classic popular rhymes are so fun to teach to young kids. Now you can use them in your teaching with this simple learning pack that I created!

The History of Mother Goose

If you’ve seen pictures of Mother goose, you know she is depicted as an old woman  flying on a goose and has a pointed nose and chin.  Supposedly she is the author of these classic rhymes.

But if you actually study it out a bit, there may not even have been a Mother Goose at all!  There are many theories about where the name and term came from.

The first actual book of Mother Goose Tales was was by Charles Perrault in 1695.  However these were fairy tales and not nursery rhymes as we know them now.

The first known Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes were published in 1780 or 1781 by a Thomas Carnan.

Want a great copy of the Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes? We like this one!


What’s Included in the Classic Nursery Rhyme Learning Pack:

This is a 51 page PDF file with three different activities.

  • Mini Sized Nursery Rhyme Books– these small printable books have six pages and tell the rhymes. These are fun for young kids to hold and have their own little versions of the book! There are 10 mini-books which include pictures that are available in both color and black and white.
  • Nursery Rhyme Coloring and Writing Pages- These are full size worksheets that have a black and white image to color as well as the nursery rhyme written out in a tracing font. These are great for early readers and writers who are not confident in their skills yet.  They can learn to read and spell the words of the nursery rhyme and have fun coloring the picture!
  • Nursery Rhyme Flip Book- This is a flip book with each rhyme on a full page with a single large color image.  These can be used as posters or as a booklet to teach kids the rhymes during a singing time or circle time!


List of Nursery Rhymes Included:

  • Baa Baa Black Sheep
  • Hey Diddle Diddle
  • Hickory Dickory Dock
  • Humpty Dumpty
  • Itsy Bitsy Spider (not a traditional Mother Goose rhyme, but a great classic!)
  • Jack and Jill
  • Little Bo Peep
  • Little Miss Muffet
  • Mary Had a Little Lamb
  • The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe

These are available in my shop here:



See More of My Mini books:

Aesop’s Fables Printable Books

Mini Fairy Tale Books for Kids


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