When I gave birth to 'Little Miss' two weeks ago I bought a little present for Miss 3 and Miss 1. Miss 3 got a lovely sticker dress-up pack and Miss 1 got a playschool nursery rhyme book ($4 from Aldi). The nursery rhyme book has been very popular with both girls... the book look so worn out already!
One of the nursery rhymes that the girls didn't know as well as all the others was 'Sing a Song of Sixpence'. I thought that an easy and fun way to introduce this nursery rhyme to them would be to 'act' it out with them.
The girls each painted a toilet roll black. I used black paper to make wings and a tail and yellow paper to make a beak and then I stapled them on. I ran out of googly eyes so we used white pompoms for eyes.
We used a cake tin and a tea-towel to make a pie. Miss 3 wore her princess crown and pretended to be the king and queen and we used pretend food to make the 'bread & honey'.
The girls love imaginative play, Miss 3 especially loves to act things out and 'pretend'. I sang the nursery rhyme with them a few times and then left them to imagine and change things themselves... they learn so much more that way!