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The Nursery Rhyme Quiz

Activities for Seniors 
How long since your senior residents thought about or said a nursery rhyme?
This will get everyone thinking back.
Encourage everyone to say the rhymes through from beginning to end after every question. It's Lots of fun!
Mary had a little lamb, were did it follow her too? (A) School

Why did old mother Hubbard go to the cupboard? (A) To get her poor dog a bone

What a little boys made of? (A) Frogs and snails and puppy dogs tails

What a little girls made of? (A) Sugar and spice and all things nice

Who did the dish run away with? (A) The spoon

How many black birds were in the pie? (A) 4 & 20 or 24

What was Little Jack Horner eating in the corner? (A) Christmas pie

What did Jack and Jill fetch from up on the hill? (A) Fetch a pail of water

Mary Mary was quite contrary what did she grow in her garden? (A) Silver bells and cockleshells and pretty maids all in a row

Little Miss Muffet sat on her tuffet eating her curds and whey, what sat down beside her? (A) A spider

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, when he fell off the wall who couldn’t put him back together again? (A) All the kings horses and all the kings men

What did Georgie Porgie do to the girls to make them cry? (A) Kissed the girls

When it was raining and pouring what was the old man doing? (A) Snoring

Who were the 3 men in the tub? (A) The butcher, the baker, the candle stick maker

What did the farmers wife do to the 3 blind mice? (A) Cut off their tails with a carving knife

What was Wee Willie Winkie wearing when he ran through the town? (A) Night gown

Complete this ryhme:  Insy wincy spider climbed up? (A) The water spout

Mary had a little lamb, what colour was its fleece? (A) As white as snow

There was an old lady who swallowed a fly, what did she swallow next to catch the fly? (A) A spider

Peter Peter pumpkin eater had a wife, were did he keep her? (A) In a pumpkin shell

Simple Simon met someone going to the fair, who? (A) A pie man

How many bags of wool did baa baa black sheep have? (A) 3 bags full

Pat a cake pat a cake bakers man bake me a cake as fast as you can, what letter of the alphabet did he mark the cake with? (A) Roll it and pat it and mark it with B

Jack be nimble jumped over what? (A) A candle stick

Old king Cole was a merry old soul, what did he call for? (A) He called for his pipe and he called for his bowl and he called for his fiddlers 3

The owl and the pussy cat went to sea in what colour boat? (A) A beautiful pea green boat

How many men did the grand old Duke of York have? (A) 10,000 men

In the rhyme Hey diddle diddle, who jumped over the moon (A) The cow

Jack Sprat could eat no fat, what could Jacks wife not eat? (A) No lean

Miss Molly had a dolly that was? (A) Sick, sick, sick

What did little Bow Peep lose? (A) Her sheep

There was an old women who lived in a shoe, she didn’t know what to do why? (A) She had so many children

Peter Piper picked a peck of what? (A) pickled peppers

Pussy cat pussy cat where have you been? (A) His been to London to see the Queen

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Debbie Davison
Debbie is the owner of Memory Lane Therapy and an experienced Activity coordinator for Aged care. Her passion is Music, Arts, Crafts and making people Laugh and Smile.

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  • Lorelei Murdoch
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