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Sing a Song of Sixpence - Mother Goose Time

Today was the second day of Nursery Rhymes with Mother Goose Time, and this time Little Guy didn't know the nursery rhyme!  Sing a Song of Sixpence just isn't one of my favorites, because it doesn't make much sense to me.  However, it was an EXCELLENT choice in this instance because the activities to go along with today's rhyme were perfect. 

We started off by making play dough, which wasn't really necessary since I have lots of Play-doh, but it was fun, so why not?  Our Science Card had the recipe on it, which we split in half because there is just one Little Guy (Little Girl only comes a few days a week), and didn't need so much.

I love that the directions are easy for him to understand even though he can't read.  I still helped him, but he was able to tell what to do next by the pictures.

We set the play dough aside and played Fill a Pie with one of our manipulatives we got this month: Shape Beads. 

I put the Shape Beads in a bowl, then we rolled the "die" and scooped out what shapes we needed and filled up the pie tin.  This is a great activity for fine motor skills, and fits in perfectly with the day's theme! 

Then we played Blackbird Letters.  We looked at the rhyme poster and named all the letters in "blackbird" (by the way, Little Guy knows all his letters but REALLY struggles with differentiating between "d", "b", and "p" so it was a bit of a struggle).  Then we took blackbird cards and put them over all of the "i"s on the poster.  He did this fairly quickly, so we decided to take on a challenge.  At the bottom of many of the activities in the teacher guide, there are options for making the activity more challenging or simplifying it.  Usually we stick with the regular instructions, but I today I went ahead and wrote a few of the words from the rhyme on the back of the blackbird cards and he matched those.  He had a hard time with a few of them, but did pretty well. 

He also practiced writing "I" and "i", which he did surprisingly well at, since we have never really practiced those letters before. 

That big letter card came in the Circle Time bag that we got in our curriculum box.  We get three new ones each month.

Last came the Invitation to Create, which was simply called "Pie".  Invitations to Create are open ended art projects.  We used the play dough we made earlier along with pie tins, tubes for rolling, and cornstarch noodles and made pies.  I wanted lattice on top of mine so I also got out some plastic knives.  Little Guy spent a LONG time on this project, and kept starting over.  Eventually I had to tell him that he couldn't take anything out of his pie tin anymore.  He was a bit disappointed that his didn't have lattice like mine, but he just isn't that coordinated yet. 

 To finish off Sing a Song of Sixpence Day (which could accurately be called Pie Day as well) I made a chocolate pie for dessert after dinner.

I receive Mother Goose Time curriculum free of charge in exchange for sharing our pictures and experiences.  All opinions are my own.


  1. Love this! And I adore that you made a pie for dessert!

    1. It was a bit self serving, I love chocolate pudding and pie crust :D

  2. I love this so much fun while learning

    1. Mother Goose Time is a really fun way for children to learn!


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