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Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes Coloring Pages

The Mother Goose stories are a very old collection of folk tales and rhymes that had been handed down from generation to generation in the 16th and 17th centuries. The initiator of the literary fairy tale genre, Charles Perrault, published in 1695 under the name of his son a collection of fairy tales Histoires ou contes du temps passés, avec des moralités, which grew better known under its subtitle, "Contes de ma mère l'Oye" or "Tales of my Mother Goose". Perrault's publication marks the first authenticated starting-point for Mother Goose stories.


Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes
Mother Goose Rhymes
Mother Goose Stories
Nursery Rhymes Coloring Sheet
Nursery Rhymes Coloring Page

Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes Coloring page sheets

  • A Diller, A Dollar 1
  • A Diller, A Dollar 2
  • A Farmer Went Trotting
  • Bow Wow Wow
  • Early to Bed
  • Hey Diddle Diddle 1
  • Hey Diddle Diddle 2
  • Hickory Dickory Dock
  • Higgledy Piggledy
  • Humpty Dumpty
  • Hush Baby
  • I Had a Pony
  • Jack and Jill 1
  • Jack and Jill 2
  • Little Bo Peep
  • Little Boy Blue
  • Little Jack Horner
  • Little Miss Muffet
  • Little Robin Redbreast 1
  • Little Robin Redbreast 2
  • Little Tommy Tucker
  • Lucy Locket
  • Mary Had a Little Lamb
  • Mistress Mary
  • Old Woman Lived in Shoe
  • Old King Cole 1
  • Old King Cole 2
  • Old-Mother-Goose 1
  • Old Mother Goose 2
  • Old Mother Hubbart 1
  • Old Mother Hubbart 2
  • Once I Saw a Little Bird
  • Pat a Cake 1
  • Pat a Cake 2
  • Peter Piper
  • Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater
  • Pussy
  • Pussy Cat
  • Rain Rain Go Away
  • Ride a Cock-Horse
  • Rock a bye Baby
  • See a Pin
  • Simple Simon 1
  • Simple Simon 2
  • Song of Sixpence 1
  • Song of Sixpence 2
  • The North Wind 1
  • The North Wind 2
  • This Little Pig Went to Market
  • To Market, To Market 1
  • To Market, To Market 2
  • To Market, To Market 3
  • Tommy Snooks and Bessy Brooks 1
  • Tommy Snooks and Bessy Brooks 2
  • Tom Tom the Pipers Son
  • Wee Willie Winkie 1
  • Wee Willie Winkie 2
  • Oh Where, Oh Where, Has My Little Dog Gone 2
  • Oh Where, Oh Where, Has My Little Dog Gone 2
  • Yankee Doodle Went to Town

  • In 1729 there appeared an English translation of Perrault's collection, Robert Samber's Histories or Tales of Past Times, Told by Mother Goose, which introduced "Sleeping Beauty", "Little Red Riding-hood", "Puss in Boots", "Cinderella" and other Perrault tales to English-speaking audiences. These were fairy tales. John Newbery published a compilation of English rhymes, Mother Goose's Melody, or, Sonnets for the Cradle (London, undated, c.1765), which switched the focus from fairy tales to nursery rhymes.

    The first public appearance of the Mother Goose stories in the North America was in Worcester, Massachusetts, where printer Isaiah Thomas reprinted Samber's volume under the same title, in 1786.