Big Welsh Rhyme Time 2022

Big Welsh Rhyme Time is our annual celebration of sharing rhymes, poems and songs.

Mother and child with Big Welsh Rhymetime rhyme sheet

In February 2022 more than 25,000 children had fun taking part at home or whilst at school, nursery or another early years setting. Big Welsh Rhyme Time will be back in 2023.

You can find all the amazing new rhymes and activities, created especially for Big Welsh Rhyme Time 2022 by Welsh children’s musicians, poets, writers and illustrators below.

Happy Rhyming!

Words and Rhyme

Check out this fun rhyme video and activity from Connor Allen, Children’s Laureate Wales 2021 – 2023.

Farmer Dai and the Mouse who Could Not Rhyme

Have fun with Farmer Dai and the rhyming animals in this 2-part rhyme by Dai Woolridge plus activities, colouring, a poster and more.


Join Gillian Brownson as she tells the story of Lola the puffin, enjoy a drawalong video and print some fun colouring sheets that children will love.

1st of September and A Rainbow Hunt

David Lennon brings double the fun with a poem all about the 1st day of school AND a fantastic colour-hunting song!

Get the Certificate

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

Get the Rainbow Rhymetime Background

Running an online rhymetime? Add some colour with this downloadable background.

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.

Check Out Last Year’s Rhymes

Enjoy amazing content from Big Welsh Rhyme Time 2021.

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.

BookTrust Cymru HomeTime

Looking for something fun as a family? We have stories to enjoy, rhymes and songs to share, and fun games and activities from some great authors, illustrators and storytellers from Wales.

Take a look