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Jack and Jill went up the hill
To fetch a pail of water;
Jack fell down and broke his crown,
And Jill came tumbling after.

Then up Jack got and home did trot
As fast as he could caper;
And went to bed to mend his head
With vinegar and brown paper.


  1. Jack and Jill Coloring Sheet
  2. Use the above coloring sheets as puzzles. Cut the colored sheets into large puzzle pieces. Ask students to put the pieces together for the completed puzzle. Store puzzle pieces in envelopes.
  3. Jack and Jill Color-by-Number Sheet
  4. Andrea sent in this great idea for Jack and Jill. After reading the story of Jack and Jill- I made a hill and a pail of water out of construction paper. I also made finger puppets of Jack and Jill (the paper kind that the kids fingers go through, that way they can color them themselves) and we did a finger puppet play with the story. Thanks, Andrea.
  5. Opposites- This is a great rhyme to teach opposites. Lead students into the fact that Jack and Jill are opposites because Jack is a boy and Jill is a girl. Up and down are opposites. First Jack and Jill went UP the hill and then they came tumbling DOWN. Ask students to suggest other examples of opposites. Use the opposites worksheets here for further practice.
  6. Safety- Discuss importance of following safety rules. Use the following rules for discussion.
    • Know your address and phone number.
    • Never get into a stranger's car.
    • Always wear a seat belt or sit in safety seat while riding in a car.
    • Cross busy streets with grownups.
    • Tie your shoes so you don't trip on the laces.
    Make a class booklet with students' safety rules and illustrations.
  7. Water Relay- Divide class into 4 or 5 students and put them into lines. Place a pail of water at one end of each line and an empty pail at the other end. Use cups to scoop water and pass down the lines. The last person in line empties the water into the empty pail. First team to fill empty pail is the winner.
  8. Using "Jack and Jill's pail", find out what objects float and sinks.
  9. Use plastic party cups for the students to make their own pails. Let them decorate their "pails" with stickers. Punch a hole in each side and attach a pipe cleaner handle.


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