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EHS Rhyming Time

Updated: Jul 17, 2023

Changes to Environment

Plastic eggs (on bottom half of egg have the first letter and on the top half have the ending of the word) ex. the bottom half will have the letters b, m, c, f and the top half will have “all”. When the children turn the bottom of the egg they will see that all those letters make words that end in all and sound the same. Books that rhyme Rhyming blocks Homemade rhyming books Characters from stories that rhyme (Humpty Dumpty, Dish, Spoon, Cow, Moon, etc) Rhyming file folder game

Water Table: things that rhyme or (Hey, Diddle, Diddle theme w/cat, fiddle, dish, spoon, cow, etc), tubes, droppers, plastic spiders/bugs, measuring cups,

Sensory Table: things that rhyme or (Humpty Dumpty theme w/cardboard bricks, plastic eggs that look like Humpty, horses, men, etc), plastic eggs, felt stars and moons, shredded paper,

Teaching Concepts for Indoor Experiences

1. Sing a Song of Sixpence activity (Fold a piece of black construction paper in fourths by folding in half and then again in half. Cut along the line. You will want 6 strips. Fold each strip in half and then half again. Now carefully cut out the shape of a simple bird leaving some of the folded corner on each end to connect the birds.Open it up and here are your birds. Do this 6 times so you have 4+20 blackbirds (24) to bake in your pie. Tape the strips together with a little tape.Take a pie pan and insert the blackbirds. Cover with a round piece of brown or orange construction paper that you cut slits in the top. Stick the edge of the blackbirds in the slit for the children to reach.) Sing the Song of Sixpence as children pull the birds from the pie. 2. Roll a rhyme (place rhyming words with pictures in picture blocks, have children roll the blocks then say out loud what is facing up and see if the words rhyme) 3. Humpty Dumpty (let children place plastic eggs on a high shelf and let egg fall off to see if it breaks or not) 4. Name rhyme 5. Green Eggs and Ham felt board story 6. Glue white paper strips on pre-cut red hat for Cat in the Hat’s hat 7. Explain what rhyming is and give examples of rhyming words

8. Rhyming Basket

Make a rhyming basket by putting a collection of small rhyming objects into a basket for the children to investigate. A rhyming basket is a great addition to an investigation area.

9. Itsy Bitsy Spider Story Box

Make your spider from an egg carton and pipe cleaners then decorate a box for fun story time that can be reused over and again.

10. Old Macdonald had a Farm Music Basket

I filled a basket with a collection of toy farm animals as well as some simple instruments. Then we just started to sing the song together, and I handed her a maraca to shake as we sang. When it came time to choose an animal I would stop singing and let her choose one from the basket, then I would ask her to say which animal it was and what sound it made, then we kept singing the song until it was time to choose the next animal.

Teaching Concepts for Outdoor Experiences

1. Jack and Jill (children will take their pail of water and “run up the hill” and dump their pail of water) You can use real water or use drops of water cut out of construction paper 2. Jack Be Nimble (make a candle out of a toilet paper roll and construction paper) 3. Little Bo Peep (hide sheep and have children find it)

Teaching Concepts for Music Movement Wellness IMIL

1. Hey Diddle Diddle 2. On My Toe There Is a Flea On my toe there is a flea, Now he’s climbing up on me, Past my stomach, past my nose, On my head where my hair grows. On my head there is a flea Now he’s climbing down on me, Past my stomach, past my knee, On my toe, Take THAT, you flea! 3. Baa, Baa, Black Sheep Baa, baa, black sheep, Have you any wool? Yes sir, yes sir, Three bags full. One for my master, One for my dame, And one for the little boy Who lives down the lane. 4. Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star 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 5. Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, turn around, Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, touch the ground Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, show your shoe Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear that will do! Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, go upstairs Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, say your prayers Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, turn out the lights Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, say good-night! 6. THE You can say “the.” Or you can say “thee.” But you always have to spell it T-H-E.

Teaching Concepts for Fingerplays

1. Counting Rhyme One, two, three, four and five (bend fingers down, 1 at a time) I caught a fish alive. Six, seven, eight, nine and ten (hold fingers up again, 1 at a time) I let it go again. 2. Jack and Jill Jack and Jill went up a hill, To fetch a pail of water. Jack fell down, and broke his crown, And Jill came tumbling after. The up Jack got, and home did trot As fast as he could caper. Went to bed and bound his head With vinegar and brown paper. (video for fingerplay at this link) 3. Where are Baby’s Fingers? Where, oh where are baby’s fingers? (touch fingers) Where, oh where are baby’s toes? (touch toes) Where’s the baby’s belly button? (tap belly button) ‘Round and round it goes (make circle around belly) Where, oh where are baby’s ears? (touch ears) Where, oh where is baby’s nose? (touch nose) Where’s the baby’s belly button? (tap belly button) Round and round it goes. (make a circle around belly 4. Peas Porridge Peas porridge hot.(clap hands in rhythm) Peas porridge cold. Peas porridge in the pot.(cup two hands to make pot) Nine days old. Some like it hot.(cup one hand; dip other index finger into “bowl” and up to mouth as if eating) Some like it cold. Some like it in the pot.(cup two hands again) Nine days old.


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