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Donkey, Donkey Old and Gray Nursery Rhyme Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities

Donkey, Donkey Old and Gray Nursery Rhyme Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities


  • printer
  • paper
  • coloring & writing supplies
  • Review material list for crafts suggested

Activity > Present the nursery rhyme

This nursery rhyme is a fun way to introduce the donkey and other related topics.

Print, read or sing the nursery rhyme using the color poster or view YouTube video. You can use the gray donkey paper puppet to assist with the presentation.

Make sure children understand the meaning of all the words. For example, explain that the word morn is a shorter version of the word morning.

Activity > Coloring Page Activity > Focus letter D, color gray and rhyming words.

  • Print and distribute the coloring page.
  • Explain that the word donkey starts with the D sound. Have children find and underline the uppercase and lower case letter d's in the text.
  • Read the rhyme again, and help identify the rhyming words.
  • Encourage to color the donkey gray and to color the rest of the image.
  • Discuss what time of the day is this rhyme happening >  the morning. What happens in the morning?  We wake up.
  • To reinforce, read the rhyme at least once a day during the week using the finished coloring poster.
  • Place the poster in a place of honor at child's eye level.

    Review these donkey literature ideas.

Donkey Nursery Rhyme
(view gallery)
donkey nursery rhyme poster
color poster

 donkey nursery rhyme coloring page
coloring page

Donkey - Burro - Mule Coloring Pages
All donkey coloring pages

donkey paper bag puppet craft
Donkey paper bag puppet
(gray, brown & B&W)

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