Package 1 - Kindergarten Creative Arts - Nursery Rhymes

Sing and interact with nursery rhymes.

Week 3 - Package 1 - Kindergarten Creative Arts - Nursery Rhymes

Things your child will need

Have these things available so your child can complete this task.


  • Computer

  • Clear space to move

  • Bottle tops

  • Paints of a variety of colours

  • Paper of any colour

  • Pencil or pen

  • This Old Man video

Back up

  • Smartphone

  • Other objects to print with

  • Chalk or textas to line the bottle top rims with

  • White paper

Before your child starts

  • Be prepared to sing, act and move with your child.

  • Ask your child to help you set up a good art making space that protects furniture, their clothing and other precious items.

  • Ensure you encourage them to clean up their paints and wash their brushes with you.

What your child needs to do

  1. Choose a different nursery rhyme to the one previously explored. Some examples might include: ‘Little Bo Peep’, ‘Star Light, Star Bright’, ‘Old Mother Hubbard’ or ‘Rock-a-bye Baby’.

  2. Practise saying or singing the nursery rhyme with your child.

  3. Sing the nursery rhyme with your child again, but this time in an exaggerated manner or with a silly voice.

  4. Recite it a third time with some movement around the room. You can watch an example in the video Let’s move and freeze.

  5. Think about the way the character in your nursery rhyme would move. Move with your child and then freeze in a pose and take a photo.

What your child can do next

  1. Watch the video ‘This Old Man’. Sing it or say it with a family member.

  2. Practise saying and writing the numbers 1 to 10.

  3. Use the video Introduction to Visual Arts to help you create an artwork using the numbers 1 to 10.

  4. Create an artwork by using different bottle tops to print the different numbers. Use the example included here to help you get started:

Shows printmaking of numbers one to two.

Options for your child

Activity too hard?

Draw pictures of a number of objects or simply collect numbers of objects. Print make only up to 5.

Activity too easy?

Explore further numbers and different objects to print make with.

Extension/Additional activity

Create abstract artwork by printmaking. Think about the ways in which the shapes can overlap and what colours can be used. Layer the shapes and colours over each other to make a more interesting artwork.

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