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Enjoy a cow jumping over the moon, meet a pussy cat who visits the queen and ride a horse to Banbury Cross with these favourite nursery rhymes
1 Hey Diddle Diddle
Enhance a favourite rhyme with the use of exciting props
Developing Imagination and Imaginative Play
Development matters: begin to make-believe by pretending (22-36 months); play cooperatively as part of a group to act out a narrative (40-60+ months).
Early learning goal: use their imagination in art and design, music, dance, imaginative and role-play and stories.
What you need
Group size: four children.
Soft toy cat, cow and dog; laminated card images of a fiddle and a moon; plastic dish and spoon; downloaded ‘Puppet show’ Activity sheet; crayons; child scissors; glue; clean lolly sticks.
What to do
Invite individual children to hold the toys, images and the dish and spoon. Say the rhyme ‘Hey Diddle Diddle’ together, and encourage the children to operate the props at the relevant time.
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