Rhyming to Read: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star and Jack and Jill

Introduction of the Rhyme:

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
How I wonder what you are!
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.
How I wonder what you are.

I sang it once through and then had everyone sing with it me.

Action Rhyme:
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star (Flash fingers open and close)
How I wonder what you are! (Hand on forehead, looking up)
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky. (Make a diamond with your fingers)
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. (Flash fingers open and close)
How I wonder what you are. (Hand on forehead, looking up)
Source: Hang Loose, Mother Goose

Book: I Am A Star by Jean Marzollo

I only read a few pages here and there of this book. It was great introduction to my science portion of this section.

Song: I printed off three different pictures of actual stars, and I briefly talked about how blue was the hottest star while red was the coldest.

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I finished with this action rhyme:

Zoom, Zoom, Zoom:
Zoom Zoom Zoom
We’re going to the moon
Zoom Zoom Zoom
We’re going to the moon
If you want to take the trip
Climb aboard my rocket ship
Zoom Zoom Zoom
We’re going to the moon
10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
We have blast off!

Craft:

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Source: I found something very similar on pinterest and unfortunately did not save the link.

My second rhyme was Jack and Jill. I wanted to do something different and decided to take a “safety” approach to this rhyme.

Introduction of the Rhyme: Jack and Jill
Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water.
Jack fell down and broke his crown,
And Jill came tumbling after.

Action Rhyme:
Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water. (Make climbing motions)
Jack fell down and broke his crown, (Fall to the floor)
And Jill came tumbling after. (roll hands)
Source: Mother Goose on the Loose.

Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water. (Make climbing motions)
Jack fell down(Hit right thigh with right hand)
and broke his crown, (Hit left thigh with left hand)
And Jill came tumbling after. (Roll hands)
Source: Mother Goose on the Loose.

Put a Bandage on My Knee
Tune: Farmer in the Dell

Put a bandage on my knee,
Put a bandage on my knee
Oh please take care of me
Put bandage on my knee.

Put a bandage on my head,
Put a bandage on my head
Oh please put me to bed
Put bandage on my head.
Source:Makinglearningfun.com

I had a volunteer make me some flannels, but I decided to use real band-aids instead for this song.

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Activity: Safe Vs Not Safe

I thought this would be fairly simply activity board to create. Surprisingly, I had to dig around to find some pictures that illustrated safe and not safe activities for kids. Good ole Arthur came through for me.

I would hold up the picture and ask the kids if the activity was safe or not safe.

Song: No More Monkeys by Asheba.

I busted out the parachute and some puppets for this activity. We threw the puppets on the parachute, and the kids had to keep the puppets on the parachute. The final 30 seconds the goal was to get the puppets off parachute. The kids LOVED this activity.

Craft: Doctor’s Bag

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Source: One Little Librarian

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