Humpty Dumpty is one of those nursery rhymes that amuses me. Why is Humpty Dumpty sitting high up on a wall? Why doesn’t he have something soft under the wall? We’ll never know, but many books attempt to solve it. Today in our homeschool preschool, in our Humpty Dumpty lesson we are putting together another page for our Nursery Rhyme book.
Supplies needed for Humpty Dumpty lesson
Nursery Rhyme book, printable on the subscriber page (print Humpty on cardstock, if he’s going to fall), brad, construction paper, markers
Humpty Dumpty lesson
1. Print out the printouts.
2. Color. That’s super duper easy. Of course, it becomes harder if you color it so much with the markers that it doesn’t really cut so much as tear, but that’s another problem.
3. Start cutting it out. Once you’re doing that discover that paper that is soaked in marker does not cut well. Cry to Mom, who of course can solve every problem known to man. That’s what my kids honestly believe.
4. While they’re busy cutting out the other pieces give them a piece of construction paper for the wall. Tell them to cut it in half. Watch in dismay as Princess creates confetti. Oh well, I guess Humpty can just fall. Oh, and then you realize you didn’t bring down construction paper for yourself, so grab a handy napkin and cut that in half. It works somewhat as a wall. Sure it’s kind of see-through, but it works. Just keep repeating that to yourself.
5. Now grab Humpty and poke a hole through him and the wall with the brad. Sorry no pictures of this process, I was too busy trying to keep the mad gluers from gluing down everything in sight.
6. First, glue the words on the top of the page. One verse per page. Now glue down the wall, then the various soldiers, kids, and horses. Like I said I had the mad gluers, so no pictures.
7. Do you see the crazy stowaway, who was hiding in the midst of the project? O-Mite got himself shut up in the book for the weekend, and I barely found him this morning.
Now check out these cool projects:
Official Mommy version, notice the napkin wall, quite nice looking.
Batman’s green. He’s in a green phase, this caused a problem this morning while playing with puzzles, but it makes for easy identification of who drew what.
Princess worked very hard on hers, and had a very distinct vision, it had very little to do with what I was doing. I dread her teenage years.
Superman added a bit more color, and as you can see there’s our little stowaway. He hides well.
What you can learn with a Humpty Dumpty lesson
Humpty Dumpty is a great nursery rhyme to look at for rhyming. It also has a rhythm to it, if you notice as you say it, you start talking rhythmically.
Raising a Happy Child says
This is so funny – I love all the creations. You are a brave woman to try such projects with three mad gluers, hats off to you!
I really need to do your Nursery Rhyme activities.
By the way, your pictures look good:-).
I love these books, what a great idea to have the kids make their own reading material!