Kindy has been having a fantastic time learning about many different Nursery Rhyme and Fairy Tales over the Semester. All your old favourites and classics like Baa Baa Black Sheep, Jack and the Beanstalk, Hickory Dickory, The Gingerbread Man, The Little Red Hen, Hey Diddle Diddle, The Three Little Pigs and Mary, Mary Quite Contrary. We have enjoyed learning about the stories, the characters, finding the rhyming words and completing craft activities.
To celebrate, on Thursday and Friday, Kindy enjoyed a dress-up day – as your favourite Nursery Rhyme and Fairy Tale character – with a surprise “hunt” around the school. What a wonderful job by our parents – very creative costumes with characters like Jack & Jill, the Cat from Hey Diddle, Little Red Riding Hood, Old Mother Hubbard, Little Miss Muffet and the Spider, Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Old MacDonald, Pat-a-Cake Baker’s Man, Goldilocks, the Queen of Hearts, Peter Rabbit, Mary had a Little Lamb, Little Bo Peep, the Golden Egg, Mary Mary Quite Contrary – just to name a few!!
The “hunt” took the Kindy children around the school finding clues about a variety of Nursery Rhyme and Fairy Tale characters. We even found magic beans – like Jack did from Jack & the Beanstalk – that lead us to the school garden where we made little flowers to “plant” in the garden, just like Mary, Mary Quite Contrary. We found a spoon, then needed to find a dish… which we found near the Canteen! There we found “moons” we had to jump over – just like the cow!! We found Humpty Dumpty on his “wall” at the Nature Playground and tried our hand balancing different items like a ball and tower made from Duplo. We found a bucket, which could only mean Jack & Jill! We then found the “hill” which we had to climb with a “pail of water” – but we couldn’t spill any of the water – what a challenge! Finally arriving back to the classrooms to write about our favourite Nursery Rhyme or Fairy Tale. What a day!
We even bumped into the Wicked Witch, who had a very, very shiny red apple! However, we were so pleased to realise it was only Mrs Clelland! Phew!