For our last day of our Goodnight Moon unit study we had fun with nursery rhymes. We saw Hey, Diddle, Diddle in the picture on the wall of the bunny’s room, and a little mouse with two clocks that reminded us of Hickory, Dickory, Dock.
Read: Nursery Rhymes by Kate Toms
Discuss: Most poems and rhymes have rhyming words at the end of each line…
Hey diddle diddle Three little kittens Hickory dickory dock
The cat and the fiddle They lost their mittens the mouse ran up the clock
Let’s see if we can come up with some poems or rhymes of our own.
- What is your favorite nursery rhyme?
- What are the rhyming words in that nursery rhyme?
Hey, Diddle, Diddle
J did the activity on page 8 & 9 of this download to review the Hey, Diddle, Diddle Nursery Rhyme. Story Sequencing
We did the Story Sequencing from this download to improve listening skills.Hickory, Dickory, Dock Clock
- Grandfather Clock outline
- Paper Fastener
- Hand out the papers with the grandfather clock drawn on it (without numbers on the clock or the clock hands).
- Child can add the numbers to the clock and fasten clock hands with a paper fastener.
- Child can color the clock and draw a mouse running up the side of the clock.
Read:Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh
- Paint (red, yellow, blue)
- 6 small containers or a painting pallette
- paint brush
- Mouse Color Wheel
- Paint the primary colored mice first.
- Mix each of the primary colors together to make the secondary colors.
- Paint the secondary colored mice now.
Rhyming Star Match
Rhyming Word Match
I printed out page 17 of this free download to practice more Rhyming Word Matching.
I printed pages 15 & 16 of this free download onto cardstock. Then J could open each window on the Rhyming House and try to find the matching rhyming word in another window. Rhyming Word Memory Match
Goodnight Moon Unit Study