One of our students’ favorite nursery rhymes so far was Humpty Dumpty. Since every literacy activity is usually integrated into other projects, here is was we used Humpty Dumpty throughout our curriculum.
• We look at the raw eggs and the boiled eggs and we observe what happens with them when they fall.
• We analyze the content of the egg and we talk about it.
• We eat eggs and we talk about how they taste.
• We think about foods that we cook with eggs.
• Using the pre-cut pieces, we glue them to make the wall, then Humpty-Dumpty with his body parts, we choose the outfits we prefer, and the pieces of shells that are on the ground.
• We talk about Humpty-Dumpty’s body parts and we talk about the colors of his cloths.
• We discuss about the piece of art we created.
• We talk about Humpty-Dumpty’s shape and we compare it to a circle.
• We observe how the circle rolls and how an oval does not.
• We are going on an “Oval Shape Hunt” in the classroom.
• The children have to identify the shapes that have an oval shape in the classroom.
• Then we color an oval shape without crossing the oval shape’s line.
• We build a wall for Humpty-Dumpty in the block center and we count the blocks we used to make the wall.
• We talk about the content of the nursery rhyme “Humpty-Dumpty”.
• We talk about the words that rhyme: ”wall”/”fall”; “Humpty/Dumpty”; “men/again”.
• We talk about the sound the and the letters in the title ”H” and “D”.
• We talk about other words that begin with the same sound.
• We try to write an oval and to draw Humpty-Dumpty.
• We color the inside of an oval shape.
• Using the wooden pieces we write the letters “H” and “D”.
• Using the chalk boards , we try to write lines and then we try to write the letter “D” and “H”.