The Mother Goose Rhymes were some of the first poems that my girls learn. They are fun and have been around for a long time. Several of the poems have changed over the years.
We picked together one of their favorite poems for this month’s Poppins Book Nook. We are doing Jack Be Nimble.
Jack Be Nimble is a great short poem that is easy to memorize or just something to have fun with. We are using the version from The Real Mother Goose. Our copy has been well used. Plus we have had several board books with the rhymes in them. Jack Be Nimble is one of my girls favorite.
What you need for these activities:
- paper roll 2 sizes
- yellow tissue paper
- words from poem (part 1)
The first activity we did was make the poem. I did not tell them what the poem would be in advance. I let them guess as they made it.
After they made the poem we picked out the two rhyming words quick and candlestick. We then said other words that rhymed with them.
We did a little reciting of the poem and jumping over our candle stick. This was a fun way to bring the poem alive for them. We started off with a small candle stick.
Then we moved to a large candle stick. This is something they really loved doing! It was simple and reading the poem before the jump made it fun.
Free Jack Be Nimble Pack
Something fun to go with this activity is a Jack Be Nimble pack!
I put this pack together as a way to do more activities with the poem Jack Be Nimble. I wanted it to be fun and something my girls would enjoy as well.
Free Jack Be Nimble Pack contains over 40 pages:
(Part 1) 3 part Cards, Which One Is Different, What Comes Next?, Prewriting Practice, Pattern Cards, 4 Piece Puzzles, 10 Piece Puzzles, Sort by Size, Color by Size, Words from Poem, Word Find & Answer Sheet, Count and Color, Find the J, Trace the J, Writing pages, Trace & Color, Candle 100 Chart, Wall Cards, Trace Beginning Sound, Trace the Word, Write the Word, (part 2) Color the Pattern, Fill in the Missing Pattern, Count Cut & Paste, Letter Tile Jack Be Nimble, Writing “ick” words, Roll & Cover, Measure the Candle
Tot Pack contains 23 pages:
Solid Line Prewriting, Dashed Line Prewriting, Circle the Large Jack, 2 Piece Puzzles, Color the Candlestick, 9 Piece Puzzle, Shape Tracing, Dot the J & C
Check out this other activity with a book about poems or printables that we did:
Cassie – 3Dinosaurs.com