Hey Diddle Diddle

Use the famous nursery rhyme to help your child learn spatial concepts -- change the rhyme up for more learning.

Activity for a group

Age group: 30-40 months

Duration of activity: 15 minutes

Materials:

  • Cut-out or photograph of a cow
  • Cut-out or photograph of the moon
  • Masking tape
  • 1 sheet poster board

Use the famous nursery rhyme to help your child learn spatial concepts.

  1. Tape the moon onto the poster board. Stick a loop of tape to the back of the cow.
  2. Teach your child the classic nursery rhyme "Hey Diddle Diddle." Ask your child questions like, "Did you ever see a cow jump over the moon?" or "Do you think a cow can really jump that high?"
  3. Ask your child to stick the cow "over" the moon.
  4. Introduce variations to the rhyme and have your child place the cow in the appropriate place each time. Examples: the cow hid under the moon, the cow danced beside the moon, and so on.
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