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Your kids are going to enjoy learning how to read with these Jack and Jill nursery rhyme resources.
The combination of printable activities will help your kids build language, rhyming, vocabulary, reading, and fluency skills.
These resources are a fun way to engage your active learners in Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes. At the end of the post, you will find links to other popular nursery rhymes posts.
The Origin of Jack and Jill
This traditional English nursery rhyme, dating back to the eighteenth century, has multiple interpretations of it’s original meaning.
Some suggest it tells a story of a brother and sister that were stolen by the moon while drawing water from a well. Whereas, others will refer the meaning back to Jack and Jill as a couple.
“According to the Kilmersdon story, Jack and Jill were a couple expecting a baby. As the lyrics passed down to us attest, Jack popped out to fetch water but had an accident on the hill and sadly died.
Jill experienced a heartbreak so severe that she passed away just after giving birth to her son.” (ClassicFM)
Regardless of nursery rhyme origins, these short stories and rhymes remain a powerful tool for building both expressive and receptive language skills.
Free Nursery Rhyme Poetry Notebook for Kids
Get your kids excited for reading with a fun poetry notebook.
Creating a notebook of poems is easy, takes almost no prep time, and is a powerful learning tool!
Jack and Jill Lyrics
Jack and Jill went up the hill
to fetch a pail of water.
Jack fell down and broke his crown,
and Jill came tumbling after.
Use in musical games or as a learning tool. There are endless ways for your kids will have such fun with nursery rhymes and American folk songs.
Jack and Jill Activities(PreK-1st Grade)
If you/re in a hurry, and need to print these resources immediately, you can purchase this Jack and Jill Bundle.
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.
2 Levels are included for easy differentiation.
Choose a level, post the picture cards around the room, and the students become eager to record the nursery rhyme vocabulary on their record sheet. Great for visual and kinesthetic learners.
- Level 1 vocabulary picture cards have the word printed on the bottom.
- Level 2 cards DO NOT have the word on the card. Instead, these are for the kids who want to try and spell them using inventive spelling.
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.
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
- Extra language arts practice at home / homework activity
Nursery Rhyme Sequencing Cards
Your kids are going to love retelling Jack and Jill Nursery Rhymes Sequencing worksheet.
- Read / Retell
- Cut and paste sequencing picture cards
- Draw a picture
The printable sequencing worksheet has a set of 4 interactive illustrations. The illustrations, or picture cards, have inter-connected scenes that tell the story of this popular nursery rhyme.
A 4-sequence puzzle is great for Prek, Kindergarten, and First Grade.
The kids will read, sequence, and draw a picture of this popular children’s song.
Simply print and go! No prep, and easy differentiation!!
Give your advanced kids a challenge with writing a sentence about their favorite part rather than drawing a picture.
Jack and Jill Build a Poem
Build a Poem is an interactive pocket chart center to build the classic nursery rhyme.
This is the type of pocket chart center the kids WANT to go back to, over and over. After you display the poem, and recite it a couple times, they become eager to build the poem using the word cards.
Every word is printed on a separate card, with a yellow glitter border, and a hill with a well graphic ~ great for organizing, sorting, and to keep students from misplacing them with other pocket chart activities.
Jack and Jill 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 Jack and Jill Bundle, you can also find these poems in the Black and White and Colored Nursery Rhymes bundles.
Jack and Jill 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.
- Numbers to 10
- Sight Words
(Answer keys included)
These are perfect as homework, morning work, practice sheets for small groups or tutoring, and a fun ELA center activity. Perfect for Prek, kindergarten, and first grade review.
Jack and Jill 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 Bundle of Jack and Jill printables.
Thanks so much for sticking around and learning about these resources! Each month, I will be releasing a new collection of nursery rhymes.
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