Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Eggs-tra, Eggs-tra, Read all About It

Who is ready for some Easter Egg fun?
I pulled out the Easter baskets and plastic eggs for some fun play this week. One of the activities we did was to read and act out Humpty Dumpty. We also made a Humpty Dumpty shape puppet.
Mary Engelbreit's Mother Goose: One Hundred Best-Loved VersesThe rhyme "Humpty Dumpty" can be found in most nursery rhyme collections. One of our favorite collections is the Mary Englebreit Mother Goose as well as Mary Engelbreit's Silly Mother Goose a board book of nursery rhymes.
I love her illustrations and the text layout in the board book is wonderful for beginning readers.
We began with the following shapes:
Oval- egg
Circles- eyes, nose
Rectangles- arms, legs
Squares- hands, feet

We practiced putting the body together a few times before we glued it down. There are several things you can talk with your child about as you do this activity.

Shapes- sort and classify the shapes. Talk about the sizes. Talk about which ones look similar and which ones look different.
Counting- Count the number of eyes, nose, arms, legs, and feet on Humpty Dumpty.
Senses- Ask your child, "What does Humpty Dumpty use his eyes for? What about his hands?"

After we glued Humpty Dumpty together, we made a wall by gluing rectangle bricks onto a large rectangle. We then glued the whole puppet to a paper bag. Logan loves to have Humpty Dumpty fall onto the floor.

I found this craft idea on Hubbard's Cupboard Joyful Learning Curriculum.
Here's where I'm linking up this week:

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  1. So cute!! I forgot about Humpty Dumpty being an egg, I'm going to have to pull that Nursery Rhyme out!! Thanks for sharing!

    Angie @ http://inmysparetime2.blogspot.com

  2. That's one of my favorite Mother Goose books. I bought our copy before I had kids! (And I bought a second later on so both kids would have their own copies when they grow up.) Can't beat illustrations by Mary Englebreit. I could frame them all!

    P.S. Humpty Dumpty never looked better.

  3. He looks so quietly proud of his Humpty!

  4. Oh! How odd!I could have sworn I commented on your little egg before... did I maybe land in spam??? So sorry, as I always like to stop by and see the crafts linked up to Kids Get Crafty!

    Anyway... I am here now, I guess!! Love the craft! :-)