At the beginning of the year, we made a rhyme book for each child in the class. The books went home each Friday, with a new rhyme added, and was returned the following week. The children were encouraged to share, recite and act out the new and old rhymes with their family members. Some rhymes were made up, changed or copied from original author. The rhymes were written in MS Word and pictures were added to most words, making it easier for children to "read".
Beginning of the year rhyme. Two children sat opposite each other on the carpet and recited the above rhyme, including using hands to do the actions.
Beginning of the year rhyme. The children had a blast acting this one out.
Study: Trees and Leaves. Easy one to have the children act out and also took the opportunity to discuss positional words.
Study: Trees and Leaves. Children enjoyed pretending as a leaf fell on each part of their head/face.
Study: Trees and Leaves. Easy one young children can relate to and have fun acting it out.
Study: Trees and Leaves. Perfect rhyme for the Fall and getting children up and moving as they pretend to rake their leaves onto a pile and jump.
Study: Trees and Leaves. This rhyme was made up by me as we were working on answering a question some of the children had regarding why/how leaves change colors.
A perfect Thanksgiving rhyme which gave the children an opportunity to count down from 5.
The children always enjoy this rhyme and use it throughout the year when working with 2 and 3-D shapes.