Make "Dogs in a Blanket"
Use canned crossiants to wrap around hot dogs. Bake as directed on package.
Have the children replace where Old Mother Hubbard looks, what she looks for and who she looks for.
Example: Old Mother Hubbard went to the freezer to find her poor son some ice cream. Kids will love doing this! This can be done with all the nursery rhymes. Encourages creativity!
I teach in a Head Start classroom and have used this nursery rhyme to teach nutrition.
On a bulletin board or sorting chart,I make a cupboard with a shelf for each food group (breads/grains; vegetables; fruits; meat/protein; milk/dairy; and fats/sweets. Label each shelf with a picture that includes foods from that group as well as the food group name.I also add cut-outs of Old Mother Hubbard and her dog. Next I prepare food cards with a variety of foods from each category. When we say the Rhyme I add a second verse:
So she went to the store
To buy some more
Different foods to put on the shelf
And when she came home,
The dog got his bone
Which he ate up all by himself!
Then have each child draw a food card from a "shopping" bag and place it onto the proper shelf. Continue until all the cards are in the cupboard.
Cecilia sends in this great idea--thanks!
Many children in class have dogs that they love at home or know someone who does have a dog.
In my class we sort kibbles and bits(real dog food)on a sheet of paper with each piece shape
drawn onto the paper. We give each child a small half cup of dog food and have them graph the
food onto the paper.They then glue the pieces on the paper in the correct spots. Count the
number of pieces in each area and help the child write the number above. When the children take
home the paper be sure to include a small ziplock bag of extra food to share with their favorite
Debbi submitted the idea below. Thanks!
My daycare kids made a book with the rhyme of Olde Mother Hubbard and I used an idea from this site that was from Jean (above). She worked in a head-start classroom and wrote more of the poem.
However "my" kids and I made a book of this. We asked for a couple of weeks for the parents to bring in labels from their food and
showed what Olde Mother Hubbard came back with for her dog.
For example the part of the poem that we used from Jean:
So she went to the store
to buy some more
And when she come home
the dog got his ...
Under this we would glue on a label of Frosted Flakes (picture and name). The next page has the same but a different label all the time.
The kids are 2/3/4/5 years old and they are proud of themselves because the can "read" their own book that they made!