Our family loves sharing our adventures with Mother Goose Time.
Most recently we blogged about some of the fun we’ve been having with the new
We’ve been learning and playing with Mother Goose Time’s thematic monthly units for over a year now!
As I started write an update on our newest unit, Down On the Farm, I realized that I’ve never shared one of our favorite parts of Mother Goose Time; the rhymes!
They are so simple and easy to do that they can easily be overlooked. BUT, these rhymes are responsible for teaching my kids to count backwards (as seen with this rhyme), and to start recognizing the spelling of certain words, most notably the word “Mom,” which Ladybug started writing everywhere! Talk about making this Mama’s heart smile 🙂
Since we’ve been loving them so much, I wanted to take this opportunity to share one of our favorite rhymes with you.
Here is the rhyme we enjoyed most this week! I hope you and your kiddos enjoy it too!
Five Little Eggs
Five little eggs in a pile of hay
One started to crack and hatch today
Out popped (name your chick), happy and quick
The itty bitty egg was now a chick
****We sang this to the tune of #Five Little Ducks Went Out One Day.”
How to Play with this Rhyme
We upped the ante a little by using leftover plastic Easter eggs and little chicks. You could easily use pom poms for chicks if you don’t just happen to have five extra mini-chick figures hanging out at your house.
You can also easily complete this rhyme without using any props at all by using five fingers; one for each egg that hatches. Simply count backyards and repeat the verse.
You can insert the name of your kids for who popped out in each verse if you wish. My kids enjoy making up names for their chicks and get pretty creative. Some of the names they come up with are hilarious!!!
Rhymes such as this one are so simple and fun!
Their simplicity and playful quality also make them powerful learning tools that the whole family enjoys.
Set up is minimal and the activity is easily repeatable.
Mother Goose Time includes a new rhyme with every single day, most set to familiar nursery rhymes and songs.
Sometimes, it’s the little parts of Mother Goose Time, like rhymes, that make the biggest difference in our day and have the greatest impact on our learning.
If your kids enjoy this rhyme, be sure to check out some of our other Mother Goose Time posts for more fun ideas!
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