Nursery Rhyme Olympics 2012

Has Olympic Fever caught hold of your family too? We are really enjoying the Summer games and with the help of our friend, Miss Bo Peep, we decided to try our hand at our own games. The twist? We channeled the Olympic spirit and found the athletes hiding in our favorite nursery rhymes! Nursery rhymes are perfect for your little athletes too because they are a great way to teach early literacy skills…read on to recreate the fun at home!

Jack Be Nimble Hurdles

Practice running and jumping over soft hurdles made of  paper tubes and fake candles…just like Jack!

Jack be nimble!
Jack be quick!
Jack jump over the candle stick!

Wee Willie Winkie Sack Race

Wee Willie can go the distance! Practice your track and field prowess with a pillowcase and a masking tape track.

Wee Willie Winkie
runs through the town,
upstairs, downstairs,
in his nightgown.
Rapping at the windows,
crying through the lock,
“Are the children all in bed?
For now it’s eight 8 o’clock”.

Ring Around the Rosy Discus Throw

Cones %20 Pictures of roses %20 Flying rings = Discus Throw of Awesome!

Ring around the rosy
A pocketful of posies
“Ashes, Ashes”
We all fall down!

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Shooting Stars

Aim for the stars using shooters and puff ball pom poms. Paper stars taped to a styrofoam cup makes a simple target.  You can find instructions for making a pom pom shooter here.

Twinkle, twinkle little star.
How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high.
Like a diamond in the sky.
Twinkle, twinkle little star.
How I wonder what you are!

Jack and Jill Basketball

Be part of your own nursery rhyme dream team and fill a pail or a bowl with little basket balls or ping pong balls!

Jack and Jill went up the hill
to fetch a pail of water.
Jack fell down
and broke his crown.
And Jill came tumbling after!

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