In our homeschool preschool we’ve been making a nursery rhyme book for the past couple of weeks. We’d put together one nursery rhyme a week, I’m actually thinking of picking up the pace a little because when we’re done I want to start making our own fairy tale books (Future Ticia 2022 says I never did the fairy tale books). But, here’s the finished product for our Humpty Dumpty craft.
Supplies for the Humpty Dumpty craft
Let’s put together this Humpty Dumpty craft
And here’s the in-process work. First I printed off the nursery rhyme (I printed the pictures on cardstock so it was a bit more sturdy) and then they got to glue the rhyme down one line at a time. Next, we colored the pictures.
Then we cut them out
And finally we glued them on.
Hmmm… No really good picture of the gluing process. I thought I came up with a pretty clever idea for this one. Humpty Dumpty is not glued down but has a brad attaching him to the wall on the top picture, and we didn’t glue that side of the wall down, so he can fall.
The kids have been having a blast doing this, so far we’ve done Hey Diddle Diddle, the Three Little Kittens, and now Humpty Dumpty. It’s been lots of fun.
Turning this into a reading lesson
Humpty Dumpty is a great nursery rhyme to work on rhyming. What else can rhyme with wall?
Or, look at how to extend the rhyme. In the version I found, “along came the children with ribbons and glue,” how else could you put Humpty Dumpty together again?
More learning fun to be found
And this isn’t just more preschool fun, maybe you have some older kids too, after all in 2022 when I’m updating this, my kids are all in high school.