I love teaching my toddler and preschool children nursery rhymes. One of my daughter’s favorite is Hey Diddle Diddle. When I can, I like to pair the rhyme with a craft, movement or a song. For Hey Diddle Diddle, we made a cute poem booklet. We also had fun learning Jack and Jill too!
Hey, Diddle, Diddle has become one of my 3yr. old’s favorite nursery rhymes. I think it is because the poem is so silly! A cat playing a fiddle? A cow jumping over the moon? She thinks it is hilarious–especially when we use our nursery rhyme props to act the rhyme out. This week we made a craft that we used when retelling the rhyme.
Hey Diddle, Diddle Craft Instructions
- (afflink)Large google eyes Medium google eyes
- 2- regular paper plate
- Hey Diddle Diddle Rhyme Print-out
- Spoon Pattern
- Black construction paper
- glue stick
Print out the spoon, the rhyme, and the feet for the dish. Color and then glue medium google eyes on the spoon.
Glue large google eyes on the plate, staple or glue the feet to the bottom of the plate. Next glue the spoon onto the plate. Once that is dry, staple another paper plate to the back so that this project opens like a book.
I would find my daughter “reading” her Hey, Diddle, Diddle book to anyone who would stop and listen. She loved it!
Here she is “reading” the poem to Grandma (it was laundry day–please excuse all the clothes in the background–lol!)
For a twist on this poem we read the book, (afflink)Hey Diddle, Diddle by Eve Bunting. We really enjoyed the ending plus it was a great book to point out rhyming words and talk about music.