Easy Nursery Rhymes Crafts for Preschool 

by Karen & Grace Morris

Let's have some fun making nursery rhymes crafts for preschool. Laugh at the funny egg that sits on a wall. Don't be scared when the spider comes down the waterspout. These crafts are easy, not hard at all.

Click the pictures below to go to the individual nursery rhymes crafts for preschool.

More crafts are available below.

Humpty Dumpty Craft

Humpty Dumpty craft

Can you put Humpty Dumpty back together again?


  • Heavy cardboard
  • Scissors
  • White tempera paint 
  • Tacky Glue
  • Construction paper
cut your cardboard pieces

Cut one piece of cardboard 8 by 5 1/2 inches. A square, 5 1/2 inches. And cut three rectangles 5 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches.

Cut an egg shape into the center of the square piece.

Cut the egg in three pieces.

make the wall

Glue the square piece to the larger rectangle.

Make a wall by gluing one small rectangle to the bottom. Glue another on top. And the third on top of that. Let the glue dry.

paint the egg shape

Paint the egg shape white with tempera paint. Let the paint dry. Paint again so that the egg is nice and white.

make the hands

Cut two mitten shapes for the hands. Glue the hands to the rectangles. If this is too hard for your child, then have them cut ovals or just leave off the hands. 

make the feet

Cut two rectangles 2 1/2 by 3/4 inches for the legs. Cut two ovals about 1 inch by 3/4.

Glue the shoes to the rectangles. 

glue the arms and legs on

Glue the legs on the wall just below the egg. Glue the arms to the sides of the wall near the egg. Let the glue dry.

add the egg pieces

Add the egg pieces to the puzzle.

Itsy Bitsy Spider
Nursery Rhymes Crafts for Preschool

itsy bitsy spider craft

The itsy bitsy spider ran up the waterspout.

The spider can also be used with “Little Miss Muffet” nursery rhyme.

You will need;

  • Black button with 4 holes
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Wiggly eyes
  • White glue
  • Black craft string
  • Construction paper
add the pipe cleaners to the button holes

Cut two pipe cleaners in half so that you have four 6 inch pieces.

Thread one pipe cleaner in each of the holes in the button so that the two ends meet. Twist the two pieces together near the button.

fold the pipe cleaners back

Fold the two ends back to the button.

When you are done threading each of the pipe cleaners in the buttonholes and folding the ends back, your spider will have eight legs.

add the eyes

Add a drop of glue to the button near one end. Add the wiggly eyes. Let the glue dry.

make the waterspout

Roll a piece of construction paper into a roll and glue. Secure with paper clips on the end until the glue dries.

So that the spider can go up and down the waterspout, tie 18 to 24 inches of craft string to the top of one of the legs of the spider.

add the spider to the waterspout

Place the spider in the water spout so that he is below the bottom, then pull him up, so he is out of sight. When the rain comes, let the spider down the spout. When the sun comes out, pull him up again.

Hickory, Dickory, Dock Craft

hickory dickory dock nursery rhyme craft

Hickory, Dickory, Dock. The mouse ran up the clock.

You will need;

  • Construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Marker
  • Brad

How to Make the Mouse

fold the paper

Cut a 3-inch square from pink construction paper. Fold the square in half from corner to find the center. Unfold the paper. Fold the right corner over the center. 

fold the other side and glue

Then fold the left corner over. Glue where the two corners overlap.

cut circles for the ears

Cut two circles with a diameter of 1 inch.

fold the circles in half

To make the ears, fold the circles in half.

glue the ears on and make face

Glue about 1 inch from one of the points.

Color the point black for the nose. Make two dots for the eyes. Place the puppet on your finger.

The mouse could also be used with the nursery rhyme "Three Blind Mice".

How to Make the Clock

add the 12 and 6 to the clock face

Cut a 4 1/2 inch circle. Fold the circle in half. Write the number 12 on the top of the line and 6 on the bottom.

add 3 and 9 to the clock

Next, fold the paper in fourths, write 3 on the right side and 9 on the left.

add the rest of the numbers

Fold the circle one more time. In each space write the 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, and 11. The numbers should be evenly spaced around the circle. 

glue the pendulum pieces together

Cut a rectangle 9 by 6 inches. Also cut a rectangle 4 by 1 inch and a circle 2 inches.

Glue the circle to the smaller rectangle. Then glue the rectangle to the back of the clock under the six.

finish the clock

Glue the clock on the larger rectangle.

Cut arrows for the hands of the clock.

Attach the hands of the clock to the center with a brad.

If you would like Hickory Dock craft in a PDF you can download it for free on Teachers Pay Teachers. The link to the free craft is here. (link will open in another window)
Use the craft to introduce telling time or use to reinforce counting.

Jack and Jill

Jack and Jill craft

Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water.

You will need;

  • Construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Blue tissue paper
  • Glue stick
  • Hole punch
cut a pail shape

Cut two pieces of construction paper 5 by 6 inches.

Fold the rectangles in half. You will have two pieces, 2 1/2 inches by 6 inches. To make the handles of the bucket, mark 2 inches from the top and 1 inch from the open side.

cut the shape out

Make a cut to the fold.

cut tissue for the water

Cut two 3 by 4 inch pieces of blue tissue paper. Place between the two handles of the bucket pieces.

glue the pieces together

Glue the two bucket pieces together, with the tissue “water” piece sticking up between the handles.

Make a hole with a hole punch in the handles.

cut slits in the tissue

Cut slits in the blue tissue to make the water.

add the handle

To make the handle thread a pipe cleaner through the hole in the handle, twist the end to the pipe cleaner. Do the same to the other side.

Muffin Man

One of the easiest nursery rhymes crafts for preschool!

muffin man nursery rhyme craft

Do you know the muffin man?


  • Construction paper
  • Cupcake liner
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Glue Stick
cut a circle

Cut a 3-inch circle. Place in the cupcake liner. Glue to the back.

fold the side around the circle

Fold the sides of the liner to the circle and glue the front.

add the face

With markers, add a face to the muffin man.

Here We Go Around the Mulberry Bush

Mulberry bush rhyme craft

Wash our face, comb hair, brush our teeth, and put on clothes.

You will need;

  • PDF of hand, comb, and toothbrush (link opens in a new window)
  • Lid or another round object approximately 4 inches to make the head (optional)
  • White paper
  • Markers or crayons
  • Scissors
color the PDF

Color the comb and toothbrush. 

make the face

In the center of a white piece of paper, draw a 4-inch circle. Using a lid or another round object makes drawing a circle easy.

On the circle, draw some hair. Add eyes, nose, and mouth. 

cut the items from the PDF

Cut out the hand, comb, and toothbrush.

add the toothbrush, comb, and hand to the face picture

Near one corner of the paper, cut a slit large enough for the end of the arm to fit through. Place the arm through the slit so that the hand can reach the face. You can now move the hand up and down so that it looks like it is washing the face.

Glue the comb and toothbrush to the sides of the picture.

Teach Your Kids Numbers

Counting is a skill children need to learn. Using nursery rhymes crafts for preschool is a fun way to learn counting.

one potato two potatoes PDF cover

One Potato, Two Potato will help your kids to count from one to ten. This PDF has a cute folder game and number booklet. One Potato is available to buy from Teachers Pay Teachers.

Making nursery rhymes for preschool is a great way for kids to connect with the written word.

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