Big Welsh Rhyme Time

Big Welsh Rhyme Time is taking place between 7–11 February 2022!

Mother and child with Big Welsh Rhymetime rhyme sheet

Our exciting new theme is ‘Rhyming Fun for Everyone’ and we hope you’ll join us for our annual celebration of sharing rhymes, poems and songs.

Children in the early years and foundation phase all over Wales take part in Big Welsh Rhyme Time events at home, in schools and nurseries, at children’s centres and other settings each year. You too can join in the fun by registering below.

Register here to keep up to date with Big Welsh Rhyme Time and choose your FREE resources

Please note, physical certificates and stickers are while stocks last. Once all are claimed you may still register to receive digital printable resources.

Check out last year's rhymes

Day 1

Bore Da Little Bee / Good Morning Little Bee

Today’s song was written by Laura Bradshaw (Community Singing Tutor and Musician) and Joseph Gnagbo (Linguist & Teacher).

Day 2

A Spaceman’s Adventure & The Rock and Roll Rocket

Today we’re blasting off into space with actor & writer Iwan Garmon.

Day 3

Monster Rhymes & Draw-along

Today we’re learning how to draw Monsters! Children’s author and illustrator Sean Chambers has written 3 monster rhymes and created a draw-along video for to you to enjoy.

Day 4

Lliwiau Hudol / Datblygu alaw

We have a real treat for you today – we’re exploring colours, weather and the seasons. Poet and singer Rufus Mufasa has written and performed 2 brand new songs for you to enjoy.

Download a Big Welsh Rhyme Time poster

Got a rhyme time event coming up? Promote it with our template poster!

Rhyming books in Welsh and English

To celebrate Big Welsh Rhyme Time, The Books Council of Wales have selected some of their favourite rhyming books in Welsh and English.

Have fun with rhymes and songs

Listen to the rhymes

We’ve chosen some of our favourite English and Welsh rhymes that you can enjoy together anytime, anywhere!

Tips for sharing rhymes and songs

Here are some ideas about how you can enjoy sharing rhymes and songs with babies and young children.

What the experts say

Rhymes in early childhood

Nursery rhymes are a common feature of childhood. Whether chanted, read, spoken or sung - children really enjoy the rhythm and repetition.

Welsh nursery rhymes have a rich and colourful history

From 700 year old verses written by monks to pudding and pink elephants, Welsh nursery rhymes have a rich and colourful history.