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.
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
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.
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.