Our very first post on Rhyme Time!
Each month myself and four of my blogging buddies will choose a rhyme and each will show you a different way you can play or craft with that rhyme. This month’s rhyme: ‘Hickory Dickory Dock’!
We used a large cardboard to work on. I cut a large circle for the clock face, and punched out 12 smaller circles for the hours. The hour and minute arms are rectangles and triangles, and the pendulum another rectangle and a circle. The mouse is an oval, rectangular tail, half circle for the ear, and a tiny circle for the eye.
I placed all of these on the correct spot, and made a template from that.
L(4.5yrs) wrote some of the numbers on the circles, and I the ones she does not know yet. Then she glued it to the right spot. Working on number recognition and writing here while crafting.
She added the rest of the shapes, all on her own. We talked about all the shapes while she worked. This focuses on shape recognition, and language development too. Of course we learned the rhyme, and because it is a rhyme of our second language, it had to be explained, but L knew the rhyme by the end of the crafting session, and even 2 year old brother tried to say it with us!
And while learning about shapes, numbers, and saying our rhyme: Hickory Dickory Dock, we made a lovely craft!
Come see some other rhyme time ideas:
Rock Clock by Danya Banya
Matching Clothespins Game by Best Toys 4 Toddlers
Hickory Dickory Dock Tuff Spot by Adventures of Adam
Felt Learning Clock by Multicraftingmummy
Have fun rhyming and learning!