No need to send a cow over the moon to get the kids attention; these Hey Diddle Diddle activities will do the trick!

Let’s take a closer look at this collection of Hey Diddle Diddle nursery rhyme resources.

The combination of printable activities will help your kids build language, vocabulary, reading, and fluency skills.  

It is a fun way to engage your active learners in Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes.

Hey diddle diddle nursery rhyme resources and activities

The Origin of Hey Diddle Diddle

Dating back to the 16th century, this traditional rhyme is about a cat and a fiddle, a little dog, and a cow jumping over the moon.

While there are many theories of the meaning behind famous nursery rhymes, this one seems to be a nonsense, silly rhyme. With that being said, you can look up the different theories behind it’s meaning.

Hey Diddle Diddle Lyrics

Hey Diddle Diddle

The Cat and the Fiddle

The Cow jumped over the moon.

The little dog laughed to sea such sport,

and the dish ran away with the spoon.

Every time my kids hear “cow jump” or “dog laughs”, they instantly begin laughing.

Use in musical games or as a learning tool. Either way, your kids will have such fun with nursery rhymes and nursery rhyme sets.

Free Nursery Rhymes Poetry Notebook Guide

Are you ready to keep reading fun with poems and rhymes? If so, we have a free guide to help you get started.

Grab your Free Poetry Notebook Guide, and rest assured we can help you along the way.

Hey Diddle Diddle Activities

If you/re in a hurry, and need to print these resources immediately, you can purchase this Hey Diddle Diddle Bundle.  

The bundle includes all of the resources listed below – except for the craft. The crafts are sold separately.

Teachers and parents love the bundle to save them time and money.  Grab it HERE or on TPT.

Hey Diddle Diddle Craft

Combine the practice of reciting the rhymes with adorable
nursery rhyme crafts
 for a memorable learning experience.

Write the Room

This  Nursery Rhyme Write the Room is an interactive, hands-on, activity to build vocabulary, reading, writing, rhyming, and concepts of print.

PreK, Kindergarten, and first grade will love this nursery rhyme write the room, identifying main characters and objects then writing the words on the recording sheet.

Post the picture cards around the room, and watch as the students become eager to write their favorite nursery rhyme characters on their record sheet. Great for visual and kinesthetic learners.

Hey Diddle Diddle Write the Room printable vocabulary cards and recording sheet

Ways to Use Write the Room:

  • Vocabulary Write the Room
  • Writing Center
  • Supplemental to Rhyming lessons
  • Nursery Rhyme center
  • Nursery Rhyme Sensory Bin
  • Pocket Chart Cards for Retelling and Sequencing
  • Sub plans
  • tutoring
  • Extra language arts practice at home / homework activity

Nursery Rhyme Sequencing Cards 

Your kids are going to love retelling Hey Diddle Diddle Nursery Rhymes Sequencing worksheet.

  • Read / Retell
  • Cut and paste sequencing picture cards
  • Draw a picture

Give your advanced kids a challenge with writing a sentence about their favorite part rather than drawing a picture.

Hey Diddle Diddle sequencing cards and drawing printable

Hey Diddle Diddle Build a Poem

Build a Poem is an interactive pocket chart center to build the classic nursery rhyme, 

Nursery rhymes Hey Diddle Diddle Build a Poem pocket chart activity

Hey Diddle Diddle Printable Poems

These printable poems are great to display as the poem of the day, or poem of the week, in reading groups. 

In addition to the Hey Diddle Diddle Bundle, you can also find these poems in the Black and White and Colored Nursery Rhymes bundles.  

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Hey Diddle Diddle Color by Codes

Practice shapes, numbers to 10, letters, and sight words with these Nursery Rhymes Color by Code printables.

Included in the Color by Code set:

You will get one nursery rhyme coloring page for each skill listed below.

  • Shapes
  • Numbers to 10
  • Alphabet
  • Sight Words
Nursery Rhyme color by code printables Hey Diddle Diddle

Hey Diddle Diddle Bundle 

Now that you’ve seen all of the fun resources, you know how much fun the kids will have! To help save you money and time, I have put together a Hey Diddle Diddle Bundle.  

Purchase the bundle of printables from the Little Learning Corner Store or on TPT.  

Hey diddle diddle nursery rhyme resources and activities

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