10+ Nursery Rhymes To Teach Your Students

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I can bet that you remember your nursery rhyme as you had just learned it! That’s nature; even if you haven’t sung or heard in years, you can sing it from start to end.

Rhymes are interesting and catchy; also, they are fun, engaging, and easy to memorize. So, its no denying that we can sing them at any time and carry with us always. They are the best-nurtured memories of childhood.

So, if you are soon going to teach your students a new rhyme, let’s recall you few from your childhood. You can brush-up on you to teach them with the same enthusiasm you have learned in your childhood.

Without further ado, let’s dive in an amazing rhyme world:

“One, Two, Buckle My Shoe”:

It’s great for not just teaching alphabets but numbers as well. The poem contains numbers from 1-20, which kids can practice in a fun way. There’s also an amazing amalgamation of verbs and verb phrases like five-six- ‘pick up the sticks.’

“Georgie Porgie”

This helps you teach vocabulary to kids. This rhyme helps in practicing common verbs like “to cry,” “to kiss,” and more. Try adding actions to make it engaging. Also, the poem is quite short, so you can ask students to recite them unanimously.

“Rain, Rain Go Away”

This is one of another baby rhymes for teaching action and weather words. With this, students can fill their words like:

Rain, rain go away, come again some other day,

little bob wants to _____. Bob can shout-out what he wanted to do, like “have an ice cream” or “go playing” or “go swimming.”

You can ask students to sing in a similar pattern together as many as they want to that every student gets a chance to say their name.

“Old Macdonald Had A Farm:”

This is a great poem for teaching students the animal names. Its fun, engaging, and students can become more creative with this rhyme. In class, you can ask everyone to contribute to the animal name. Just don’t ask them to limit to only farm animals, ask them to include zebra, Koala, and alligator as well. Plus, you can also add animal sounds to make it more engaging.

“Pussycat Pussycat

This poem teaches past tense and places names to the kids and is perfect for making students familiar with where they live. While reciting this rhyme, you can ask to fill the blank spaces like:

Pussycat pussycat where have you been? I went to _____ to _____. Pussycat pussycat what did you do there? I _____.

“Mary Had A Little Lamb”

In this rhyme, you can teach colors, animal names, and comparisons to the kids. It is one of the most classic and recognizable nursery rhymes for teaching colors, comparisons, and animals.

“Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”

It is great for teaching vocabulary and many other things. Also, people mostly know its first version, and that’s the one only popular. If you combine all its versions, this rhyme can be a great way of teaching colors, celestial words, and adjectives.

“Hickory Dickory Dock”

In this, you can teach about time; this poem is great to make students comfortable with time telling, numbers, and more. In this, you can ask your students to stand in a circle and to get into the rhyme and rhyme.

“Star Light, Star Bright”

This is ideal for teaching word forms and offers a great introduction to the words that have different functions and similar structures. For instance, ‘wish’ word can be used as a verb as well as a noun.

“To Market, To Market:”

This is great for teaching food vocabulary; you can also ask kids to go around and buy one thing they had learned. You can ask students to contribute their part.

“Itsy-Bitsy Spider:”

It’s another classic nursery rhyme that is used for reviewing weather words. While it’s for young kids, you need to include hand gestures to make kids learn quickly.

So, those were classic and ever-popular rhymes you might know from your childhood, and now your kids will. Make them learn!

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