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World Nursery Rhyme Week

World Nursery Rhyme Week 2019

World nursery rhyme week

Well! It’s here again and we couldn’t be more thrilled to be involved! Last year marked our first year as proud partners of World Nursery Rhyme Week, together with organisers Music Bugs and partners Piccolo Music, and now, we’re at it again! We have provided a plethora of free resources and activities to celebrate the week, which takes place from the 18th – 22nd November 2019. This year, to add to the excitement, World Nursery Rhyme week has a new sponsor –  Little Baby Bum – who make nursery rhyme videos. Registration is actually now open – and when you sign up, you can access the free resources straight away, even though the event is not until the Autumn. The importance of nursery rhymes Nursery rhymes are absolutely essential to children’s development and are an essential part of early education. By singing nursery rhymes, children learn about rhythm, pronunciation, rhyme,…    read more 

World Nursery Rhyme Week Craft Ideas!

world nursery rhyme week resources

WOO! Not long now until World Nursery Rhyme Week, and we are delighted to announce that we are the proud resource providers – it’s going to be amazing! Over 2.5 million children have taken part in World Nursery Rhyme Week since its launch in 2013. Open to parents, Early Years practitioners and anybody who works with children under the age of 7, participation and resources are provided free. It takes place between the 19th and the 23rd November 2018, and we have put together a series of crafts to go with the nursery rhymes in World Nursery Rhyme Week – they are super easy and require things you will either already have, or can buy extremely cheaply. The nursery rhymes are as follows:- Monday 19th November – “Five Currant Buns” Tuesday 20th November – “Humpty Dumpty” Wednesday 21st November – “A Sailor Went to Sea” Thursday 22nd November – “I’m a Little Teapot”…    read more 

World Nursery Rhyme Week 2018

currant buns cut outs

WOOHOO! Registration opens today for World Nursery Rhyme Week™ (19th – 23rd November), a global initiative that promotes the importance of nursery rhymes in early childhood development and education. This year Mrs Mactivity are proud to announce that we are the new sponsor of this event – along with Piccolo music and will be providing a core set of high quality resources free of charge, along with some additional World Nursery Rhyme Week resources that you can find right here. Launched in 2013, more than 2.5 million children from 62 countries have taken part from Early Years settings and with parents. Claire Bennett, founder of Music Bugs™ who organise the initiative said, “We are delighted to once again launch this incredibly popular initiative and announce our partnership with Mrs. Mactivity who have developed some wonderful resources for the children. Each year, participation numbers and the many activities organised around the world in schools, at…    read more 

How to Use Our Bear Counting to 10 Activity!

Bear counting activity idea

As part of World Nursery Rhyme Week 2018, Mrs Mactivity has the honour of creating the core and additional resources to help teachers, parents and carers of under 7s to take part! Each day from the 19th – 23rd November 2018, a different rhyme will be celebrated, and this blog post is linked to the rhyme “Round and Round the Garden” – which we just love! Nursery rhymes are a great way of encouraging speaking and listening, rhythm, early maths and social skills, though this additional activity focuses mainly on early maths skills. What you need Our Bear Counting to 10 Activity Sheet. A selection of pom poms, buttons or whatever else you like (just be careful that whatever you use doesn’t end up in little ones’ mouths). How to make your Bear Counting Activity Print out the Bear Counting to 10 Activity On the Bear Counting Sheet you will…    read more 

Make Your Own Tipping Teapot Craft

Make a tipping teapot craft

Mrs Mactivity are delighted to have been invited to be the chosen resource provider for World Nursery Rhyme Week 2018!  Over 2.5 million children have taken part in World Nursery Rhyme Week since its launch in 2013. The week is open to parents, Early Years practitioners and anybody who works with children under the age of 7. Best of all, participation is free!  Mrs Mactivity has provided some additional resources and craft ideas to accompany the week, and this blog post explains how to make your very own tipping teapot for the rhyme “I’m a Little Teapot” – it really couldn’t be easier! What you need a free teapot template (click on this link to download) colours – either felt tips or coloured pencils – we used blue paint with glitter and decorated with sequins. a paper plate. glue How to make your tipping teapot Colour in and cut out your printed teapot template….    read more 

Make Your Own Humpty Story Spoons!

humpty dumpty story spoons

Story spoons are a great tool for speaking and listening, cheap to make and so much fun too! In this blog post, we’re going to be showing you how to make some Humpty Dumpty story spoons to help you take part in the Humpty Dumpty rhyme for World Nursery Rhyme Week 2018, or just generally! Of course this craft doesn’t have to be just limited to that one rhyme, you can apply the same thinking to other rhymes, fairy stories and characters too, and best of all it couldn’t be easier! What you need  Wooden spoons (these can be bought very cheaply from places like Home Bargains and Poundland). Printed Humpty Dumpty Story Spoon Decals – we have made some for you to download and print here. Decorative materials such as crepe paper and felt tips – whatever you fancy. PVA glue. Coloured felt. Googly eyes. How to make your…    read more 

How to Make a Playdough Currant Bun!

five currant buns playdough recipe

Here at Mrs Mactivity, we’re delighted to be a huge part of the World Nursery Rhyme Week 2018 celebrations along with event sponsor and our friends Music Bugs! In this blog post, we show you how to make some really cool playdough currant buns to help you take part in the rhyme “Five Currant Buns” – this is a really wonderful sensory activity that we know children love, and that develops language skills, fine motor skills, maths skills and more! Just to say that these buns are NOT for eating – so it might be worth reinforcing that with your children 🙂 What you need 300g plain flour 2 tablespoon cream of tartar 100g salt 1 spoonful of a spice such as cinnamon. 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (and optional glycerine for extra shine) 2 teabags + boiling water a cup of currants/raisins red gel food colouring (take care not to…    read more 

How to Make a Paper Plate Boat Craft

world nursery rhyme week boat craft

Welcome! As part of the celebrations around World Nursery Rhyme Week (19th – 23rd November 2018), Mrs Mactivity are providing additional activities and ideas surrounding the 5 rhymes for the week. In this blog post, we share an idea to go with the rhyme – A Sailor Went to Sea – and show you how to make a really cute paper plate boat craft! What you need one paper plate two craft sticks a kitchen roll cut in half glue paint  and paint brush scissors stapler something for the mast – we used bunting fabric but you can also use card. How to make your paper plate boat craft Get a paper plate and fold it down the centre to make a crease mark.  Cut down the crease mark line. 2.  Put the two halves together and cut a straight line across the bottom. 3.  Staple the two halves together…    read more