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Dumpty: Nursery Rhyme Activities
childhood education activities Tina M. encourages preschool and
kindergarten children to problem solve as they explore science, early
art, language and literacy.
blocks, newspaper, paint, black construction paper, glue, a marker and
experience chart paper.
eggs for each child to have one. Hard boil some of the eggs.
Don't tell the
this. Make a brick wall from blocks and put newspaper
reciting the poem, each child takes a turn to drop an egg from
the wall. They
be amazed to see the raw eggs spatter and the hard boiled
include anti bias activity by using brown eggs as well as
the same inside? Make sure both are raw or hard boiled. Are
1. Boil Eggs
allow children to paint Humpty's face on them.
paint with the white of the egg on black paper. After the drying
processes the picture will shine like no other. An inexpensive egg
can be purchased from the house ware department of hardware stores,
with this art activity.
3. Using an
piece of cardboard or heavy paper the children will enjoy trying
to put Humpty Dumpty back together again
gluing cleaned, dried, egg shells
pieces onto the oval piece of paper.
MATH: Humpty Dumpty Song
to One Green Bottle or improvise a tune)
sitting on a wall
sitting on a wall
And if one
Dumpty should accidentally fall..
There'll be 4
Dumpty's sitting on a wall....
until there are no eggs left)
SOLVING, LANGUAGE & SCIENCE:
As a group
in the science center, give each child in your class one raw egg.
for them different types of items, such as: old pillows, blankets,
and other scraps.
Talk to the
about how fragile an uncooked egg is and ask each child to choose
one of the items that you have provided. Some may choose the same item.
Ask each child about their item. Is it soft, hard, thick or thin?
the children to describe their chosen items.
whether their material will save the egg from breaking, if the egg were
to fall like Humpty Dumpty. After they
let each child choose a
to drop their egg.
As each child
their egg, record on experience chart paper, the height that they
the egg from and the result of the fall. In doing so you can compare
fall of one child's egg on let's say a pillow to the fall of another
egg on to the same surface, but at a
height. Latter the class can review the experience chart. The children
enjoy this activity and learn from it as well.
Recite the Humpty
Dumpty nursery rhyme and ask the students to draw a picture
to illustrate the following sentence: Humpty
Dumpty sat on a _______.
Create a class
from the nursery rhyme and the children's creative
and Literacy: Humpty Dumpty Rhymes
encourages the development of language & literacy skills and small
motor skills while fostering self esteem during this Humpty
Dumpty preschool & kindergarten language activity.
to make Humpty Dumpty, markers and paper
will make their own rhyme using their names.
draw Humpty Dumpty and cut him out then draw a wall for him
to sit on.
then dictate a rhyme using their own name as a substitute for Humpty
Dumpty Rhyming Words
Pisa sat on
Pisa had a
and all the kings men
Pisa together again.
and all the teachers
get it together again.
rhyme Humpty Dumpty Samantha S. encourages her students
of their own.
Sock, sand, felt markers, a red box and tempera paint.
my students pick out the words that rhyme in Humpty Dumpty. they create
their own stories about Humpty Dumpty.
on the bed, Humpty Dumpty fell off and bumped his head, Humpty
sat in a tree, Humpty Dumpty feel out and bumped his knee, etc.
Humpty Dumpty book complete with the children's rhymes and
have a Humpty
Dumpty in the block center so the children can act out the rhyme.
I have a white sock full of sand which is decorated to look like Humpty
Dumpty and a red box painted to look like a brick wall.
Dumpty & Oval Shapes
shares this early childhood education activity saying, "Provide a
experience feeling a raw egg before and after it breaks and provide a
building blocks, a raw egg, a pan or container for the egg to
wipes or paper towels, chart tablet and permanent marker.
spring around Easter, my prek class has a unit on ovals and
rhyme, Humpty Dumpty. We discuss
oval shaped and of
the nursery rhyme. After reciting and discussing it several
times, we have a science experiment with a real (raw) egg.
the egg out of wooden blocks. Then have everyone touch and feel the egg
before placing it on the wall. The children predict
what will happen when the egg falls off the wall. As they recite
the rhyme, the egg falls off and into the container. The children
get so excited about seeing the egg break and share in the experience
again touching and feeling the broken egg.
by creating a language experience story on a chart tablet about it and
why the king's horses and men couldn't put Humpty together again.
The children enjoy having the language experience story read to them
and over again.
Dumpty Comparison & Snack
motor and creative skills as the draw on hard boiled eggs and discover
cause & effect relationships during this activity from Lisa B.
Crayons - non
we recite the nursery rhyme, then each child gets an egg,
that the egg is hard boiled they have to carefully walk over to their
and draw a face on the egg. They then each put their egg on the brick
and it has a great fall.
I then place
raw egg on the brick wall, that is surrounded by saran wrap, and roll
off. The children then compare the two eggs. When we are finished the
eat their eggs as a snack.
During this 4
circle time curriculum Sarah A. encourages children to use
problem solving skills, language skills and cooperation skills.
begin during circle and extend to other areas of the classroom.
rhyme Humpty Dumpty
1 egg - raw
for each child
stapler, yarn, Band-Aids, and a variety of items that the children
At circle time
Humpty Dumpty, asking the children questions like, "What do you think
next?" Have them repeat / retell the story. Also have the
sit at the table with play dough and make the different characters in
story and reenact the story with the play dough characters.
Few Humpty Dumpty Books:
Dumpty by Kim Eagle
A Pop-Up Book by Moira Kemp
and other Nursery Rhymes by Lucy Cousins Humpty Dumpty after
Fall by Vuthy Kuon
Is A Friend of Mine by Marie D. Calder
Humpty Dumpty and change it a little. Instead of a wall have him fall
the Empire State Building or one of the
houses. Talk about what would happen if he fell out of the window or
of a moving car. Encourage the children to discuss the importance of
belts and safety.
each student a paper lunch bag and put out markers, crayons, child
scissors, glue, spangles etc. The children each make a wall, castle, or
any other kind of structure they want to.
to have a Humpty Dumpty puppet show and tell their story.
Dumpty Finger Puppet
egg shapes out of felt.
the felt into which children can place their
fingers, moving their fingers as if they are feet.
decorate their Humpty Dumpty finger puppets,
read Humpty Dumpty again and invite the children to tell the story to
friends. Ask the children open ended question, "How do you think
him fall?" Also ask them what would have happened if he was
table time we all get to decorate a hard boiled egg.
At circle we
about how eggs are made and the different ways that they can be
The children to tell their favorite egg recipe and their families
egg recipes. This is often funny, so be prepared.
table in groups
of 3 or 4 children, each child puts on gloves. Each group builds a wall
or a structure and then gets a raw egg. While reciting the Humpty
rhyme the group lets the egg fall and break. Then ask them how they are
going to put it back together again. Don't be surprised if they spend
15-20 minutes trying to figure it out.
the children to problem solve by trying different methods of putting
Dumpty together again.
Putting Humpty Dumpty Together
Here is an
from Shirey B.
egg cut out twice from contac paper, lots of broken eggshells.
reading Humpty Dumpty, ask the children to stick the eggshells to one
the contac eggs then cover it with the other contac egg.
Snack: Help the children make their own deviled eggs
Dumpty: Cause and Effect
This is the
way Pam's class tried to put Humpty Dumpty together again.
of clean dried eggshell pieces, glue, colored construction paper,
reciting the rhyme Humpty Dumpty, use a
egg and draw a face, arms and legs on it. Put the egg on a shelf and
the children what will happen if Humpty "falls". Retell the story
Humpty fall. Now let the children use the clean dried eggshells
"Put" Humpty Dumpty together again. The children glue the clean
onto the construction paper in an oval shape. Draw arms and legs for
and add wiggle eyes. For younger children pre draw the oval shape.
W. shares this activity saying, "Expand language development
and thinking skills through a rhyme and follow-up discussion."
egg, felt tip markers, glue, paper - to make a hat, vest and bow
Dumpty Puppet for Language and Dramatic Play
Make a Humpty
out of a plastic egg. On the top half draw a face with felt tip markers
and glue on a paper hat. On the bottom half glue on a vest and a bow
Then use the Humpty Dumpty puppet as you recite the rhyme below:
the king's men put Humpty back together? What would happen if you fell
off a wall?
sat on a wall,
a great fall.
egg so that it “breaks” in half.)
and all the King’s men
together again ---
puts egg halves back together.)
up with a Snack: Egg salad on crackers
Mother Goose - Humpty Dumpty or Easter
number puzzle by Bonnie F. matches halves of eggs,
and can be used for several themes.
paper or wallpaper, scissors and markers.
6 - 8 inch oval egg shapes out of construction paper or wallpaper. On
egg shape, write a number at one end and draw that number of dots at
other end. Cut the eggs in half in a zigzag fashion and you have a self
correcting number puzzle.
activity from JoAnna A. children use thinking skills and their
motor skills as they create, cut and glue Humpty Dumpty.
eggs, permanent markers, cut outs from construction paper
to form arms,
and hats. Egg dye or food coloring to dye the bottom half of a
hard boiled egg have the children dip the bigger half of the egg
in blue dye
let dry on towel. Have legs and arms, cut out from construction
paper in a
shape, fold accordion style. Then glue arms and legs
in place on
egg. Faces are made with the marker. Then glue a piece of
cut out like a top hat to the top of the small part of the egg.
treasured their creations for awhile, some dropped and cracked them and
some just ate them. It was their choice. However, if they are going to
eat them they should either do it right after they return home or place
Humpty Dumpty in the frig.
recognition are the focus of this craft activity from Jason.
or red rectangle for the wall, white oval for humpty's body, blue
for the eyes, yellow triangle for the nose, red squares for the mouth,
green strips for the arms and legs.
glue all shapes onto the oval shape and then glue that to the black or
red rectangle shape which is the wall. While the children are gluing,
ask them what shapes they are using to make their Humpty Dumpty. Then
can recite the Humpty Dumpty nursery rhyme.
Craft: Humpty Dumpty
this early childhood activity to improve the fine motor skills of the
by tracing a stencil and cutting on a curved line. This also helps
to develop spatial awareness,
of a oval - humpty shape, index card, scissors, rollers,
of sturdy craft paper with a pre drawn wall for Humpty to sit on
the stencil on the index card, and trace around the shape.
and cut on the traced line. Place the cut out Humpty on the craft paper
(with the pre drawn wall) and roller paint over the Humpty and his
Remove the cut
Humpty, and you have a picture of Humpty Dumpty sitting on the
are dry, they can be drawn on, or made into a collage to look like
great to practice tracing and cutting, and no 2 Humpties
look the same.
sure to praise the children's efforts.
Create a wall
Humpty out of blocks during this activity by Lyn G. to help
children's creativity and improve their construction skills
(any kind), construction toys, and Humpty Dumpty, we have a toy
a crashing sound when he falls, or you can make a Humpty from
plastic egg etc.
the nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty.
Talk about how
the wall was and how far did he fall. How can we make a wall for
Let the children experiment with different types of blocks, shapes and
sizes. When they've built a wall ask, "Is Humpty able to sit on the
Will it hold
nursery rhyme and let a child knock Humpty off the wall. What
wall stay up? What can we do next time?
by asking how can we stop Humpty from breaking when he falls off the
(My children came up with catching Humpty, putting a trampoline at
chairs, and cushions). We then do experiments and see what works
A great thinking activity and it's science too!
Humpty Dumpty Scrambled Eggs
experience from Lyn G. children use language and observation
They observe and describe the changes in eggs, while going through the
process of making scrambled eggs
bowls, whisks, arrange for each child to bring an egg from home and
some eggs on hand for those who forget, for
teacher's use - an electric frying pan.
rhyme of Humpty Dumpy and talk about what happened to Humpty. Why
they put him together again? What do you think they did with him?
compare the eggs the children have brought to school: size,
Talk about the parts of the egg (it may help to have an egg
and where eggs come from.
to help scramble / whisk the eggs. and talk about the changes in
mixture is done,
at a safe distance, sit the
around the frying pan on a low table. Only teachers pour the mixture
handle the electric frying pan as children observe the eggs change from
runny to lumpy. Eat and enjoy for snack time!
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