Jack Be Nimble Nursery Rhyme Craft

The Nursery Rhyme craft and activities series is in full swing and we’ve had some great ideas shared for some classic nursery rhyme favorties.  Today’s craft is one of our favorite Nursery Rhymes.  We’ve loved this short little rhyme since we started book babies at the library years back.  It is a fun rhyme to recite and always brings a smile to my kids’ faces. 

Jack be nimble
Jack be quick
Jack jump over the candlestick.

Jack Be Nimble Jack Be Quick, Jack jumped over the candle stick craft for nursery rhyme loving toddlers and preschoolers.

Jack Be Nimble Jack Be Quick Craft for Toddlers and Preschoolers

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To make a Jack Be Nimble craft, you’ll need:

cardstock in white, another color (we used blue) and a background sheet (we used green)
tissue paper (in red, yellow, and orange)

Start by cutting the simple shapes you’ll need to make the candlestick craft.  Older kids can work on scissor skills to cut these simple shapes.  Cutting from card stock is a great way to work on scissor accuracy because the resistance is greater than regular printer paper.  This allows children to slow their snipping speed and better accuracy when cutting along lines.

Cut a semi-circle from colored paper and a rectangle from white paper.  Tear a square of each color of tissue paper.

Glue the semi-circle onto the paper.  This is a great opportunity to talk about shapes with your toddler or preschooler.

Glue the rectangle on top of the semicircle.

Draw a flame shape with the glue.

Have your child tear small pieces of the tissue paper.  Tearing and crumbling tissue paper is a great way to work on fine motor strengthening, opening of the web space (area between the thumb and index finger), and defining of the arches of the hand.  All of these areas are important for pencil grasp and endurance in handwriting and coloring.  Tearing tissue paper is such a great fine motor strengthening activity and one of my favorites!

Glue the tissue paper onto the top of the candle stick.  You’re done!  So much fun for little ones who love Jack be nimble!

Be sure to stop by and see all of the Nursery Rhyme crafts and activities from this week and next week!

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