Thursday, February 9, 2012

Hey Diddle, Diddle Nursery Rhyme Craft

Every Thursday for the next couple of months I will be sharing what we did with nursery rhymes at my home. This week I'm sharing nursery rhyme ideas here and over at Totally Tots. Be sure to check out what we did for Jack and Jill.

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Hey, Diddle, Diddle has become one of my 3yr. old's favorite nursery rhymes. I think it is because the poem is so silly! A cat playing a fiddle? A cow jumping over the moon? She thinks it is hilarious--especially when we use our nursery rhyme props to act the rhyme out. This week we made a craft that we used when retelling the rhyme.

Hey Diddle, Diddle Craft Instructions

Large google eyes
Medium google eyes
2- regular paper plate
Hey Diddle Diddle Rhyme Print-out
Spoon Pattern
Black construction paper
white glue
glue stick

Print out the spoon, the rhyme, and the feet for the dish. Color and then glue medium google eyes on the spoon.

Glue large google eyes on the plate, staple or glue the feet to the bottom of the plate. Next glue the spoon onto the plate. Once that is dry, staple another paper plate to the back so that this project opens like a book.

Glue the nursery rhyme on the inside. Now you have your own Hey Diddle, Diddle book!

I would find my daughter "reading" her Hey, Diddle, Diddle book to anyone who would stop and listen. She loved it!

Here she is "reading" the poem to Grandma (it was laundry day--please excuse all the clothes in the background--lol!)

For a twist on this poem we read the book, Hey Diddle, Diddle by Eve Bunting. We really enjoyed the ending plus it was a great book to point out rhyming words and talk about music.

 We also colored another Hey Diddle, Diddle coloring page to slip into our nursery rhyme notebook.

You can keep up with all our Nursery Rhyme activities on my Nursery Rhyme page.

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Blogger Ticia said...

That is SO cute!

February 9, 2012 at 9:31 AM  
Anonymous Do Not Disturb Blog said...

I can't even tell you how much I am loving these posts. I thought my daughter was past the prime age to enjoy nursery rhymes but after reading a few the other day I see how wrong I was. I am still working on my unit but am loving these ideas.


February 9, 2012 at 12:05 PM  
Blogger Mozer said...

Megan, if you post, please share! :)

February 9, 2012 at 4:04 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

Oh, this is wonderful! My little man will love it.


February 9, 2012 at 10:09 PM  
Blogger Kelley [playgroundlaboratory] said...

Oh my gosh! So cute! My little man loves this nursery rhyme, as well.

February 10, 2012 at 2:23 AM  
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Anonymous Karen @ said...

It's great to see those Nursery Rhyme posters being used, and I love your creativity with it! Thanks for sharing my link!

February 12, 2012 at 12:42 PM  

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