Big Welsh Rhyme Time

Big Welsh Rhyme Time is a week-long national celebration of sharing rhymes, poems and songs in the early years. It's rhyming fun for everyone!

Mother and child with Big Welsh Rhymetime rhyme sheet

In February 2024 more than 25,000 children had fun taking part at home or whilst at school, nursery or another early years setting.

You can find all the amazing rhymes and activities, created especially for Big Welsh Rhyme Time 2024 by Welsh children's musicians, poets, writers and illustrators below.

Happy Rhyming!

All the Little Treasures

A wonderful new poem all about the little treasures that children find on their everyday adventures.

Mr Vinegar

A fun and engaging rhyming story which adds more and more Welsh language as it goes on.

A Day on the Farm

A lovely new bilingual rhyming song! Hop aboard the farmyard tractor before the sun goes down for the day.

Download a Big Welsh Rhyme Time poster

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

Get the Certificate

Thanks for joining in! Download your very own Big Welsh Rhyme Time certificate to celebrate.

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.

Check out last year's rhymes

Enjoy amazing content from Big Welsh Rhyme Time 2023.

Big Welsh Rhyme Time Rewind 2022

Enjoy amazing content from Big Welsh Rhyme Time 2022.

Big Welsh Rhyme Time Rewind 2021

Enjoy amazing content from Big Welsh Rhyme Time 2021

Got a great idea for a fun rhyme?

We’d love to hear from you. Closing date for proposal submissions is 13 September 2024.

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.