Popular Nursery Rhymes

While there are many nursery rhymes here are some of the most popular nursery rhymes that kids love. So many of these nursery rhymes we have grown up with as kids and now we pass them on to our children and grandkids. Many have been around for years, but kids love to hear them read and many times will recite them. We hope these short poems bring back good memories for you and help to make memories with your kids!

Years ago nursery rhymes were short poems that were passed on by word of mouth and taught to children before it was set down in writing and put into print. Today we have many books and written references for these rhymes.

Poems For Kids / Popular Nursery Rhymes


Baa Baa Black Sheep

"Baa baa, black sheep,
Have you any wool?"
"Yes sir, yes sir,
Three bags full.
One for my master,
One for my dame,
And one for the little boy
Who lives down the lane."


Hickory Dickory Dock

Hickory dickory dock,
The mouse ran up the clock.
The clock struck one,
The mouse ran down,
Hickory dickory dock.


Little Boy Blue

Little boy blue,
Come blow your horn,
The sheep's in the meadow,
The cow's in the corn.
But where is the boy
Who looks after the sheep?
He's under a haystack,
Fast asleep.
Will you wake him?
No, not I
For if I do
He's sure to cry.


Hey, Diddle, Diddle

Hey, diddle, diddle,
The cat and the fiddle,
The cow jumped over the moon;
The little dog laughed
To see such sport,
And the dish ran away with the spoon.


Incy Wincy Spider

Incy Wincy spider climbing up the spout
Down came the rain and washed the spider out
Out came the sunshine and dried up all the rain
And Incy Wincy spider climbed up the spout again


Fuzzy Wuzzy

Fuzzy Wuzzy
Was a bear,
Fuzzy Wuzzy
Had no hair,
Fuzzy Wuzzy
Wasn't really fuzzy,
Wuzzy?




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.


Jack and Jill

Jack and Jill went up the hill
To fetch a pail of water;
Jack fell down and broke his crown,
and Jill came tumbling after.

Up Jack got, and home did trot,
As fast as he could caper,
To old Dame Dob, who patched his nob
With vinegar and brown paper.


Little Miss Muffet

Little Miss Muffet
Sat on a tuffet,
Eating of curds and whey;
There came a big spider,
And sat down beside her,
And frightened Miss Muffet away.


Pat A Cake, Pat A Cake

Pat a cake, Pat a cake, baker's man,
Bake me a cake as fast as you can;
Pat it and prick it and mark it with a 'B',
And put it in the oven for Baby and me,
For baby and me,
For baby and me,
Put it in the oven for Baby and me.


Jack Sprat Could Eat No Fat

Jack Sprat could eat no fat,
His wife could eat no lean;
And so betwixt them both,
They lick'd the platter clean.


Little Jack Horner

Little Jack Horner
Sat in the corner,
Eating of Christmas pie:
He put in his thumb,
And pulled out a plum,
And said, “What a good boy am I!"


Head, Shoulders, Knees And Toes

Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes
Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes
And eyes and ears and mouth and nose
Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes

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