Saturday, May 2, 2015

Nursery Rhymes: Second Verse!

 It's time to showcase our week with Doodle Bugs Teaching's 'Five for Friday' weekly linky.

 We continued our Nursery Rhyme theme.  This week we focused on Hey Diddle Diddle, Baa Baa Black Sheep, Humpty Dumpty, and Jack and Jill.
For our Humpty Dumpty activities, we re-enacted the rhyme with the help of these props.
The little ones loved recreating the rhyme over and over.
Then we went to work recreating the rhyme on paper.
First, the loves colored the brick wall for some good fine motor work, plus trying to stay in a confined space while coloring.
Then, then after cutting out Humpty, they glued the pieces on construction paper.

For Baa, Baa Black Sheep, the little ones were so excited to use liquid glue.  It cracks me up to see how much they LOVE squeezing the glue.  We practice saying "dot, dot, not a lot", but sometimes they just can't help themselves.
Besides squeezing the glue, by scrunching the tissue paper, it added another good fine motor element.
During circle time, we practiced sorting, counting, comparing numbers, and patterning with different colored sheep counters and ice cube trays.
I always love it when I can sneak a little learning into the fun!
'Hey Diddle Diddle' was our next rhyme of the week…
 This art project had LOTS of pieces.  The little learners had to do a lot of listening and following directions to complete the craft.
But, it was worth it because they were so proud of their accomplishment when they finished!
I think they turned out ADORABLE!
Last week, we learned the nursery rhyme 'Jack Be Nimble'.  This week, we completed the page that will go in our take-home book.
For 'Jack and Jill', we sequenced the story with pictures on a sentence strip.  The little ones practiced re-telling the story, then took them home to do the same.  I found the 3 step sequencing pictures from Kate over at Fun in ECSE.  She has a great freebie pack on TpT.  You can find it HERE. This was perfect for my morning learners. 
In the afternoon, I used a harder 5-step picture sequencing activities, which was also a freebie on TpT from 'Sunny and Bright in First Grade'.  You can find it HERE.
Unfortunately, I did not snap any photos of this activity.  :(

Link up your week, or just read about others over at Doodle Bugs Teaching.

Thanks for reading!  Have a great day.  :)


  1. What a great Five for Friday! I'm always a little shocked when I introduce my Young 5's to nursery rhymes and so few of them know the rhymes. But it's lots of fun to teach this theme. Thanks for all the ideas!

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  2. Thanks for the shout out! I am glad your little ones can use it!