Humpty Dumpty Lyrics Printable And Coloring Page

Storytime is here, and with our short and sweet Humpty Dumpty Lyrics printable, you can sneak in some extra discussion, creativity, and literacy practice! Read on to learn how…

For centuries, we’ve used nursery rhymes to help our little ones develop their reading, writing and oral skills, and for good reason. Think about it – reading and sounding out each line becomes just a bit more fun when it all ends in a rhyme. And a rhyming sequence of words is easier to memorize, too. Once the kids have listened to and read Humpty’s story a few times, imagine how proud they’ll feel when they’re able to recite it all by themselves!

‘Humpty Dumpty’ and other nursery rhymes also serve as great tools to help children create poems and tales of their own. Once they’ve got the hang of rhyme, it’s amazing how many other pairs of rhyming words they’ll be able to think of. And for the gold star… can they make up a super new rhyme of their own?

Humpty Dumpty’s History and Meaning (with talking points)

He’s been around for hundreds of years and is well-known by many. But how did the unfortunate tale of a clumsy egg become such a big part of our early years?

Humpty Dumpty Lyrics

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,

Humpty Dumpty had a great fall;

All the King’s horses

And all the King’s men,

Couldn’t put Humpty together again.

The first version of ‘Humpty Dumpty’ that we know of was recorded in 1797, with slightly different lyrics to the ones we have today. But the overall story was the same. In fact, the phrase ‘Humpty Dumpty’ was actually 18th-century English slang for a clumsy person!

  • Imagine, over 200 years ago, children were learning this same nursery rhyme, just like you are now. Do you think they would have found it funny and silly?

We all picture poor Humpty Dumpty as an egg, probably because he broke into many pieces when he fell off the wall.

  • But – have you noticed? None of the lyrics actually say he’s an egg!
  • So what else do you think he could be? Maybe an expensive ornament, or a bottle of milk?! What a mess that would make!

Whether or not Humpty Dumpty was an egg, we can probably all agree that he should have been more careful! Maybe he should have stopped for a moment and thought about his actions, before climbing onto that high wall.

  • If you saw Humpty Dumpty sitting on that wall, what would you say to him? Can you think of a happier ending to his story?


Who knew a simple nursery rhyme had so much learning potential? As we’re all (very) well aware, childhood is an impressionable time. If you learned ‘Humpty Dumpty’ when small, you’ve likely never forgotten the words. So, why not pass it on to the next generation? Make the most of it with our Humpty Dumpty Lyrics printable, and turn a fun story into a creative and memorable learning experience.

We’ll be adding more nursery rhyme printables soon, so if Humpty’s a hit, be sure to check back in regularly at JustFamilyFun!

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