Curious About Rhymes

Sep 9, 2012

Thanks to 2nd Grade Pad for hosting a linky party of our favorite freebies!  I was just about to post this freebie today.  So I will link-up.  But I have to add a little bit of back story to my freebie. :)


Last year we spent quite a bit of time playing with nursery rhymes based on some LETRS training that we had.  In my small groups, the students had a great time changing the rhymes.  One example was Humpty Dumpty.

The students decided they could say "Humpty Dumpty sat on a chair. Humpty Dumpty had blue hair."  Another one was "Humpty Dumpty sat in a tree. Humpty Dumpty got stung by a bee."  We made these into a book and they really enjoyed rereading them.  Here is one example.

At the end of the year, we held a mystery for the students.  They looked at objects from different nursery rhymes.  They had to use the clues to determine what nursery rhyme they belonged to.  It was a lot of fun and actually challenging for some of our first graders.

That brings us to THIS year!

Since I started Title, I have been throwing a literacy night at the beginning of the year.  The first one was a B..O..M..B!  But each year has been a little better.  This year it is called "Curious About Rhymes?"  (thanks to my curious friend, Maria, aka the queen of titles).  When families arrive they will receive a nursery rhyme book and a "notebook."  We will start off the night with a Prezi about nursery rhymes.  

Click Here to view Nursery Rhyme Prezi

Eight trays will make their way around the room.  Each tray will contain "clues" for a nursery rhyme.  Families will write down the clues in their "notebook" and solve the mystery.

nursery rhyme book for families

nursery rhyme "notebook" for clues

The night will end with some free pizza!  And some book giveaways!

I need to make a shout out to my husband!  He worked really hard on all the illustrations for the nursery rhyme book!  Thank you so much.  I absolutely love them. And that is why it makes this my favorite freebie that I have made so far!  

Are you curious about rhymes?


  1. Thanks for linking up. Cutie-patootie idea!!!!

    I'm your newest follower. :-)

    2nd Grade Pad

    1. Cynthia! Thanks so much for stopping by! I enjoyed looking through your site last night!! :)



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