A few weeks ago, we checked out a book of Mother Goose nursery rhymes from the library. Delaney was really interested in reading and reciting them, so I thought I would use them as a jumping-off point in our school work. She is loving it! Even Natalie has been joining in for many of the activities – she couldn’t resist!
First up – Humpty Dumpty!
Art Project (from Kansas City Public Library)
Humpty Dumpty Dice Game (from SugarDoodle)
Word Family Coloring Page (PDF from Carl’s Corner)
Coloring egg patterns
Sorting toy animals by egg-laying/non-egg-laying
Writing: How do you like to eat eggs?
Experiment: What will an egg do in fresh water and salt water? (Our salt water solution was approx. 1 cup of water and 6 tablespoons of salt.) The girls were totally amazed by the floating egg!
Other fun things we did:
- Egg & spoon races (and egg & spoon follow-the-leader)
- Cooking scrambled eggs
- Dancing with egg shakers – I filled plastic eggs with rice and hot-glued them shut. Our favorite song to use them with is “I Know a Chicken” by Laurie Berkner
- Egg hunt! I pulled out the plastic eggs and Easter baskets (so fun in the off-season!) and hid eggs filled with coins. After finding their eggs they sorted and counted their coins.
Dimity Dumpty: The Story of Humpty’s Little Sister by Bob Graham
The True Story of Humpty Dumpty by Sarah Hayes
First the Egg by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
An Egg is Quiet by Dianna Hutts Aston
Chickens Aren’t the Only Ones by Ruth Heller
Guess What is Growing Inside This Egg by Mia Posada
We had so much fun with Humpty Dumpty!
Up next – Jack and Jill…