Goodnight Moon Day 3: Nursery Rhymes

For our last day of our Goodnight Moon unit study we had fun with nursery rhymes.  We saw Hey, Diddle, Diddle in the picture on the wall of the bunny’s room, and a little mouse with two clocks that reminded us of Hickory, Dickory, Dock.

Nursery Rhymes

Read: Nursery Rhymes by Kate Toms

Discuss: Most poems and rhymes have rhyming words at the end of each line…

Hey diddle diddle Three little kittens Hickory dickory dock

The cat and the fiddle They lost their mittens the mouse ran up the clock

Let’s see if we can come up with some poems or rhymes of our own.

 Comprehension Questions:

  1. What is your favorite nursery rhyme?
  2. What are the rhyming words in that nursery rhyme?

Hey, Diddle, Diddle

J did the activity on page 8 & 9 of this download to review the Hey, Diddle, Diddle Nursery Rhyme.IMG_2785 IMG_2784Story Sequencing

We did the Story Sequencing from this download to improve listening skills.IMG_2735Hickory, Dickory, Dock Clock


Construction Paper


  1. Hand out the papers with the grandfather clock drawn on it (without numbers on the clock or the clock hands).
  2. Child can add the numbers to the clock and fasten clock hands with a paper fastener.
  3. Child can color the clock and draw a mouse running up the side of the clock.IMG_2721 IMG_2725 IMG_2726 IMG_2727

Mouse Paint

Read:Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh


    • Paint (red, yellow, blue)
    • 6 small containers or a painting pallette
    • paint brush
    • Mouse Color Wheel


  1. Paint the primary colored mice first.IMG_2717
  2. Mix each of the primary colors together to make the secondary colors.IMG_2719
  3. Paint the secondary colored mice now.IMG_2720

Rhyming Star Match

I wrote one word on each star from the book (make sure they each have a match).  J matched up each of the rhyming stars.IMG_2714

Rhyming Word Match

I printed out page 17 of this free download to practice more Rhyming Word Matching.

House Rhyme

I printed pages 15 & 16 of this free download onto cardstock.  Then J could open each window on the Rhyming House and try to find the matching rhyming word in another window.IMG_2730 IMG_2729 IMG_2783Rhyming Word Memory Match

I printed page 18 of this download to work on more Rhyming Word Matching.  He cut out each picture and glued the rhyming pictures next to each other on a piece of construction paper. IMG_2728

Goodnight Moon Unit Study

Day 1: The Moon

Day 2: Telling Time

Day 3: Nursery Rhymes