Animal Rhymes

Animal Rhymes lesson plan

  • 1.

    Children and families know lots of nursery rhymes and poems. Collect cultural favorites about animals.

  • 2.

    Make a chart with words and pictures of rhymes, such as Hey, Diddle Diddle; Hickory, Dickory, Dock; and Baa, Baa, Black Sheep.

  • 3.

    Demonstrate sculpting techniques: roll, pound, add, pull, coil, and mold.

  • 4.

    Think of nursery rhymes about animals. What is your favorite rhyme?r

  • 5.

    With Crayola® Model Magic®, form an animal in the rhyme. Dry overnight.r

  • 6.

    Cover your work area with newspaper. Put on a Crayola® Art Smock. Paint your animal with Crayola® Washable Kid’s Paint and Brushes. Dry overnight.r

  • 7.

    Show your animal and say its rhyme for your friends.


  • Letters, Numbers & Words
  • Listening
  • Reading Pictures
  • Talking
  • Vocabulary
  • Physical: Eye - Hand Coordination
  • Physical: Small Muscles
  • Social & Emotional: Making Friends
  • Social & Emotional: Pretend Play
  • Thinking: Creating
  • Thinking: Problem Solving
  • Thinking: Understanding Concepts