Fresno County Office of Education Jim A. Yovino, Superintendent of Schools

Mother Goose Comes Alive

Mother Goose rhymes are so much fun to read, especially out-loud. A more fun way to enjoy Mother Goose rhymes and stories is to act it out. Think of all the fun you will have creating props and costumes. This is a great activity to do with friends and family.

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Activity Details
Activity Description: 

1. Read a Mother Goose and decide which you would like to act out.
2. Write out your script
3. Create props and costumes (gather up all your craft items, such as feathers, paper, glue, makers,...)
4. Invite people (Mom, Dad, Grandma...) to watch the show

ReadWriteThink has more ideas on it's website.

Activity Booklist: 

The Real Mother Goose by Blanche F. Wright (Rand McNally, 1916 OP)

Barney's Favorite Mother Goose Rhymes Vol. 1 (Lyrick, 1993 OP)

Richard Scarry's Best Mother Goose Ever by Richard Scarry (Golden, 1964)

Eloise Wilkin's Mother Goose by Eloise Wilkin (Golden, 1961)

Big Bird's Mother Goose, photos by John Barrett (Random House, 1984)

Mother Goose by Aurellius Battaglia (Random House, 1973)
Animal Crackers: A Delectable Collection of Pictures, Poems, and Lullabies by Jane Dyer (Little, Brown and Company, 1996)

The Arnold Lobel Book Of Mother Goose by Arnold Lobel (Knopf Books, 2003)

Barneys Search And Spot Book Set by Scholastic, Inc. (Scholastic, 2001)

Barnyard Lullaby by Frank Asch (ALAddin, 2001)

A Child’s Garden Of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson (Simon & Schuster, 1999 rev. ed., 1947 op)

Christian Mother Goose Book of Nursery Rhymes by Marjorie Decker (Grosset & Dunlap, 2001)

Elmo's Mother Goose by Constance Allen & Maggie Swanson (Random House, 2000)

Here Comes Mother Goose by Iona Opie (Candlewick, 1999)

Higglety Pigglety Pop! Or There Must Be More To Life by Maurice Sendak (HarperCollins 2001, 1967 op)

Humpty Dumpty Egg-Splodes by Kevin O’Malley (Walker Books, 2002)

Monster Goose by Judy Sierra & Jack Davis (Voyager Books, 2005)

Mother Goose Remembers by Clare Beaton (Barefoot Books 2006)

Mother Goose's Basket Full Of Rhymes by Carly Simon & Teese Gohl (Little Simon, 2000)

The Real Mother Goose by Blanche F. Wright (Rand McNally, 1916 OP)

Sylvia Long’s Mother Goose by Sylvia Long (Chronicle Books, 1999)

Teddy Bears’ Mother Goose by Michael Hague (Henry Holt & Co., 2001)

List courtesy of Super Children's Book