Make this nursery rhyme educational by using either Jack and Jill preschool activity. You can use pick one activity or use both as you are teaching nursery rhymes.
Blank 4x6 index cards
Read Jack and Jill. Pay close attention to the rhyming words. Talk about how a word rhymes when it has the same ending sound. Reread the nursery rhyme and have students point out the rhyming words. Make a list on the chart paper. See if students can come up with other rhyming words. List them on the chart paper as well.
Before playing this game, you will need to prepare the rhyme cards. Write three words on an index card. Write down two that rhyme and one that does not. For example, you could write Jill, hill, and crown. A good idea is to include images by the words to help the students know what the words are. You can draw your own images or print and glue some to the index cards. Make sure to include the rhymes from Jack and Jill. You can also include other common rhyming words or endings, such as the –at ending.
You will play a rhyming racing game. Divide your class into two teams, and divide the cards into two stacks. Have a student from each team come up and draw a card from the top of the stack. Have students pick the two rhyming words. Students may need help reading the words on the cards, which the images can help with. You can also read the words to them. Give a point for each correct response.
You can also play a game similar to Around the World. Each student will need an index card that you prepared. Have students stand up and go around the room giving the two words that rhyme on their cards. Again, students may need help reading the words on the card. Students continue standing if they give a correct answer. They will sit if the answer is incorrect. Once everyone has had a turn, pass out new cards to the students still standing. Repeat the same procedure going around the room until one student is left standing.