Nursery Rhymes

Last year during my story times I used a simple finger play for Little Miss Muffet quite often, probably at least a couple times a month. I had started the year off thinking that the material I presented always needed to be brand new to the group, but Miss Muffet taught me how well little ones respond to repetition. The three year-old class loved having their Miss Muffet hand flee in terror from their spider hand each and every time.

I thought that it would be fun to rotate through six nursery rhymes this coming year, and I am collecting books and making flannel sets to do so. I plan on making a cube that we can roll to choose the rhymes we say.

Little Miss Muffet  will be one, and Hey Diddle Diddle will be another. It’s always been one of my favorites rhymes._MG_5078

Hey, diddle, diddle,
The cat and the fiddle,
The cow jumped over the moon;
The little dog laughed
To see such fun,
And the dish ran away with the spoon.

I enjoyed making this set. My nine year-old hung out with me while I put it together and helped by cutting and gluing the dish’s and spoon’s decorations. I sewed on small black beads for the cat’s eyes.

And here’s the third, with a set I made for One, Two, Buckle My Shoe.

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Thanks for reading! I’d love to know what have been the favorite rhymes at your story times to help me choose the other three.

For more ideas check out the Flannel Friday website, their Pinterest board, and the Facebook group. This week’s roundup is hosted by Bridget at What is Bridget Reading?

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