The classic tale of Humpty Dumpty is a favorite nursery rhyme of young children everywhere. This Humpty Dumpty printable pack is a great way to introduce and practice a variety of early literacy skills and math concepts with your young learners. We are huge fans of nursery rhymes and I am a huge fan of teaching children popular nursery rhymes!
Targeted Skills of these Printable Activities:
- rhyming words
- language skills
- beginning sounds
- concepts of print
- fine motor skills
- number recognition
The Story of Humpty Dumpty
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king’s horses
and all the king’s men,
couldn’t put Humpty together again.
The following activities are a great addition to your nursery rhyme learning. Download this printable pack at the bottom of the post.
Positional Words Listening Activity
Try this listening activity in a small group. Print a wall and a Humpty Dumpty for each child. Say where Humpty Dumpty is and have them put theirs in the correct spot.
For example, “Put Humpty on top of the wall.” “Put Humpty under the wall.” “Put Humpty beside the wall.” Not only is this a great listening activity for preschoolers, but it helps develop vocabulary and spatial awareness.
Nursery Rhyme Poster
This Humpty Dumpty Poster is perfect to print and have on the wall. You can point to it as you say the rhyme together or children can point to it as they recite the rhyme. It is great for introducing concepts of print.
Try a missing words activity. Cover one word with a piece of paper (I use a sticky note cut to size). Read the rhyme together, but when you come to the covered word don’t say anything. Children will be delighted that they know what the mystery word is. This activity also strengthens concepts of print.
What are concepts of print?
- Understanding how text works.
- Text shares a message.
- That you read from top to bottom, left to right.
- Letters make up words and words make up sentences.
Humpty Dumpty Number Puzzle
The bright colors of this number puzzle make it inviting for preschoolers to try. Some children may focus on the picture to complete the puzzle, while others will look at the numbers to help them. Either way, they are being exposed to number recognition and number order in a fun way.
Humpty Dumpty Sequencing Cards
Print the sequencing cards and use them to put the pictures in the same order as the rhyme. You can use these on a felt board to put in order while you say the rhyme.
Children will also enjoy manipulating these cards as they retell the story. Magnets and velcro dots are great ways to make these sequencing cards moveable and interactive.
Humpty Dumpty Printable Puzzles
These simple puzzles are great for the preschool classroom. Complete them on a table in a small group or put magnets on the back and use them on a vertical surface (such as an easel). You can also trace the outline of the pieces onto a piece of card stock as a guide to putting the puzzles together.
Humpty Dumpty Coloring Pages
This coloring page is something fun for children to try. Not only is it a fun coloring page, but it is a reminder of the rhyme that they can share with their parents and each other.
Humpty Dumpty Alphabet Card
As children see this alphabet card they are reminded of the story of Humpty Dumpty and the letter H. It will help them to recognize the letter.
If you are introducing beginning sounds to your students, this Humpty Dumpty Alphabet card can be used. Post it in your classroom or use it to sort objects that begin with the same sound.
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More Fun Humpty Dumpty Activities
What shape is Humpty’s face? Try an Oval Shape Collage Craft to reinforce shape recognition and vocabulary.
Balance a plastic egg on a plastic spoon and race to the finish line. This is a challenge for little hands!
Whether you have a Humpty Dumpty theme in your preschool classroom, homeschool preschool, or have a nursery rhyme lesson in your morning time binder, we hope this set of printables was just what you needed!