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Free Printable Nursery Rhyme Labels

Nursery rhymes are such an important part of any early childhood classroom because they can be used to support a wide array of standards and skills at many different levels.

Nursery rhymes are included in the CCSS, you can find them listed under Standard 10.

You can teach many of the Common Core standards through nursery rhymes such as phonological awareness skills, re-telling, and fluency. Nursery rhymes also help build stamina and independence in emergent readers.

Printable Nursery Rhyme Fluency Sticks

Printable Nursery Rhyme Labels

Today I’m sharing this free printable with you below that will make learning the rhymes fun for your students while building fluency at the same time.

One page has labels and each label has a picture and text. You can print the labels on Avery 5160 or Avery sticker paper and stick them on tongue depressors.

I also included a large label you can attach to the front of a can to hold the sticks as shown in the picture above.

Printable Nursery Rhyme Labels

How to Use the Nursery Rhyme Sticks

Place the sticks in a can, I used a Crystal Light container, and select one student to draw a stick from the can.

The picture on the stick will indicate which voice should be used to recite the rhyme. Some of the choices include dinosaur, baby, whisper, and robot.

Kids absolutely love this activity because they’re having fun and being silly without realizing they are actually gaining valuable skills.

I recommend doing this activity just once or possibly twice daily when you have a few minutes before or after lunch, before you go home, before you go to specials etc.

This will keep the activity fresh and fun for your students. Have the students follow along as you point to the words on a chart (using a cute pointer of course!) to reinforce concepts of print.

Click on the picture below to download your free copy of the Nursery Rhyme Fluency labels

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Free Jack and Jill Printable Book, Chart, and Song

Last week I announced the new printable Nursery Rhyme Readers enhanced packet. This week I have an exciting update; you can now download a FREE preview of this packet that includes the entire Jack and Jill book and song charts in both color and black and white, several resource pages PLUS the audio file of Dr. Jean’s Jack and Jill song!

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Download a Free Sample of Jack and Jill

We know how important it is for you to put books into the hands of every child in your classroom. These books can be used to make that valuable home school connection and provide literacy resources for your student’s families.

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Nursery Rhymes Support the Common Core Standards

Rhyming Readers can also be used support the Common Core Standards in natural and meaningful ways such as:

  • Phonological Awareness
  • Fluency
  • Oral Language
  • Word Recognition
  • Punctuation
  • Vocabulary
  • Comprehension
  • Print Concepts
  • Book Handling Skills
  • Key Ideas and Details

What’s Included in the Nursery Rhyme Packet?

The full Rhyming Readers packet includes:

  • 10 printable nursery rhyme books in both color and black and white
  • 10 printable nursery rhyme song charts with picture cues for emergent readers in both color and black and white
  • 10 audio files in mp3 format so your children can read and sing along with Dr. Jean

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Free Printable Pet Tags

I created these free printable pet tags for your Dramatic Play Vet Clinic. It’s no secret, most young children love animals! Harness your student’s natural interests by transforming your dramatic play center into a veterinarian’s office that is infused with opportunities for literacy and oral language.

printable pet tags

Free Printable Pet Tags for Vet Clinic Dramatic Play

I have included both dog and cat collars for you in this freebie. Just click on the picture below to print as many copies as you like, then cut the tags out and punch a hole at the top of each one. Your students will enjoy writing their pretend pet’s names on the tags and they will also be motivated to write for authentic reasons.

Have your students thread the tags on a piece of yarn or ribbon and tie around their pet’s neck. Threading is great way to develop fine motor skills.

printable pet tags
Click on the picture above to download the free pet tags.

vet clinic dramatic play center

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