Print, read and/or sing the rhyme
using the color version poster of
the rhyme. Encourage child to repeat or
sing by reading by sections.
Run your fingers under the text as you read or sing the
You may want to use the color version or black & white version
to place on a felt board or any place comfortable the child can
Children under 2 will benefit greatly from singing,
using puppets, stuffed animals, and/or finger plays with nursery
Start a dialogue about what happened to Miss Muffet:
1. What scared her?
2. Discuss words the
children may be unfamiliar with and you may also show children sour
cream to demonstrate:
tuffet - a low seat
curds - solid part of sour milk:
the solid substance formed when milk coagulates, used to make cheese
whey - watery
part of curdled milk: the watery liquid that
separates from the solid part of milk when it turns sour or when
enzymes are added in cheese making.
3. Count how many legs the spider has.
Activity > Nursery Rhyme Coloring Pages 2 to 3 years old:
Print the black and white version of the rhyme (2 pages).
Child can decorate,
color or paint
Provide a number of other safe materials to decorate the
page. Place their work in a place of honor.
Activity > Learn about spiders
Visit this lesson plan to introduce basic information about spiders and include other educational activities.