Humpty Dumpty Nursery Rhyme.
Humpty Dumpty is the perfect Mother Goose nursery rhyme to use when teaching a Nursery Rhyme theme unit.
It’s a fun children’s finger play that preschool and kindergarten students will really enjoy.
Works great for circle time!
You can find the lyrics to the Humpty Dumpty song in our Songs & Lyrics section.
Here’s what to do:
1. Gather the students in a circle.
2. Play the Humpty Dumpty song.
3. Have the children sing along and act out the gestures in the song.
Humpty Dumpty song lyrics and actions
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall
(hold one hand high flat hand for wall, and fist of other hand sitting on top)
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall
(bring both hands down and clap hands once for “fall”)
All the king’s horses and all the king’s men
(gallop like a horse)
Couldn’t put Humpty together again.
(nod head for “no” and make a sad face)
After listening to the nursery rhyme, hand out the coloring page and have the students describe what they see and color the Humpty Dumpty coloring page.
Coloring helps kids strengthen fine motor skills, which makes this a really good activity for preschoolers and kindergarteners.
So, what are you waiting for?
Teach and sing the Humpty Dumpty nursery rhyme in class.