Sunday, August 8, 2010

Tot School: Humpty Dumpty

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This week we wrapped up our Humpty Dumpty theme – ideas thanks to Itty-Bitty Bookworm

Our books (I loved them all):
The video clip I watched over and over:
My very favorite thing to do this week:  act out The True Story of Humpty Dumpty while Mom read!  First we used a stuffed Humpty I made out of paper (two ovals stapled together), stuffing, and brads to connect the arms and legs.  Then I acted it out with ME being Humpty – on a wall of pillows!

I made a lot of Humptys.  Here’s one I made out of shapes that Mom cut out of construction paper.

Here’s another one – Mom drew an egg on the easel paper, and then I drew in the face and a crack.  I bandaged up the crack with band-aids!

I drew a Humpty face on a real egg, too.

And I tried to put Humpty together again with glue.  First we put egg shells in a ziploc bag with a few drops of food coloring, and I crushed and smushed them up.  Then we laid them on a paper towel to dry.  Then I painted an oval shape with glue, put the eggshell pieces on the glue, and painted some more glue on top of it all!  Not quite like the original…

I made a pet rock Humpty with egg and chick stickers.

I did some upper/lowercase matching with plastic egg halves in my sensory bin.

I practiced cutting a zig zag shape on a paper egg.

I made a crown with glitter glue so I could be king of all the horses and men…
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I practiced “reading” my very own Humpty book.  (Excuse the name – I’ve been practicing my trademark signature of both Es facing inwards, so some of the other letters get rushed…)

I did story sequencing with these sentence strips.

I put puzzles together, kinda like putting a Humpty together.

And I worked on my writing skills with some Humpty words, like “wall.”

I practiced carrying an egg around in a spoon.  This is harder than it looks!

And I cracked and fried myself an egg to eat!  (I put green food coloring in it, too – cuz I LOVE green eggs and ham…)


Stefanie said...

what a great theme! I especially loved how she put the bandaids on the cracks.

Unknown said...

What a great theme! Ya'll had so many great activities that ya'll did. We love them all. She is such a doll!

Kristen said...

What a variety of activities and a busy week from just one little nursery rhyme! Great creativity

melanie. said...

these are such great activities - i love the crushed egg shells to put humpty back together again! and, of course, the bandaids! what kid doesn't love bandaids!

Unknown said...

Sweet pics! Looks like you had fun! =0)

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Have a great week.


Marina said...

This is amazing! I am just getting started homeschooling my 3.5 year old and your blog has really inspired me :)

Anonymous said...

You have been very busy! Must order Little Lumpty from the library, it looks good! :)

Jenn @ Delicious Ambiguity said...

What fun ideas! I am sure your daughter loved this week. I'll be featuring you on Tot Tuesdays tomorrow. I hope you'll stop by and grab some bling for your blog. Have a great week!