Library Make: Two Little Blackbirds Finger Puppets (Literacy DIY)

Two Little Blackbirds finger puppets - early literacy DIY

Can nursery rhymes make your child a super reader?

Traditional nursery rhymes teach children valuable literacy skills, like the rhythm and rhyme of language as well as new vocabulary. Even better, experts have found that children who start kindergarten knowing eight or more nursery rhymes are often among the best readers of their class by age eight!

A fun way to learn a nursery rhymes is by using props, like these easy felt finger puppets for the nursery rhyme “Two Little Blackbirds”.  Watch the video below or read the instructions for this easy craft, then create your own blackbird finger puppets with our template.


Two little blackbirds sitting on a hill,
One named Jack and one named Jill.
Fly away Jack; fly away Jill.
Come back Jack; come back Jill.

More variations:

Sitting in the snow … Fast/Slow          Sitting on a gate … Early/Late
Sitting on a cloud … Soft/LOUD!           Sitting on the ice … Mean/Nice
Sitting on a lily … Serious/Silly           Sitting on a mop … Bottom/Top

Read the instructions and get the template and full rhyme here.

The template and rhyme alone are here.

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