Rhyming to Read: Hot Cross Buns and Little Jack Horner

Little Jack Horner

Introduction of Rhyme Little Jack Horner
Little Jack Horner
Sat in the corner,
Eating a Christmas pie;
He put in his thumb,
And pulled out a plum,
And said, “What a good boy am I!”
Sing Rhyme Traditional
Identifying fingers Little Jack Horner
Little Jack Horner
Sat in the Corner,
Eating a Christmas Pie;
He put in his ______, (thumb, pointer, middle, ring, and pinkie)
And pulled out a plum,
And said, “What a good boy am I”
Identifying fruit Little Jack Horner
Sat in the Corner,
Eating a Christmas Pie;
He put in his thumb,
And pulled out a ______,
And said, “What a good boy am I”We made a fake pie and put about four different fruits and 2 silly items in it. I would then pull it out and the kids would identify each item.Source: Puddle Wonderful Learning
Identifying Taste Little Jack Horner
Sat in the Corner,
Eating a Christmas Pie;
He put in his thumb,
And pulled out a ______,
And said, “What a good boy am I”I gave each kid a plate with three different jellies. I used grape, strawberry, and honey (I know. This isn’t a jelly). We would sing the song and have the kids put their thumb into the differentGrape, Strawberry, and Honey

Craft:
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I modified this craft to work with identifying different fingers.

Hot Cross Buns

For this nursery rhyme, I focused my attention on the letter X.

Introduction of Rhyme Hot Cross Buns
Hot cross buns!
Hot cross buns!
One a penny, two a penny
Hot cross buns!If you have no daughters,
Give them to your sons;
One a penny, two a penny,
Hot cross buns!
Tap out song Hot (tap legs)
cross (make an x)
buns! (tap legs)
Hot (tap legs)
cross (make an x)
buns! (tap legs)One a penny, (hold up 1 finger)
two a penny, (hold up 2 fingers)
Hot (tap legs)
cross (make an x)
buns! (tap legs)
Introduce the letter x Is this a capital X or lower case x
Sing Song by making big x Make a big X
Sing Song by making little x Make a little x
Rhythm sticks with music  We played a variation on Hot Cross Buns

craft:
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Make your own buns and the letter X!

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