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Mary, Mary, quite contrary,
How does your garden grow?
With silver bells and cockleshells,
And pretty maids all in a row.


MARY, MARY, QUITE CONTRARY
Activities


  1. Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary Coloring Sheet
  2. Mary's Pretty Flowers
  3. Seed Pictures
  4. Make Mary's Garden.
  5. Invite someone who grows flowers to come visit the class. If possible, have the grower bring in flowers that resemble shells and bells, and pretty maids (sunflowers).
  6. Read other stories with your class about gardens. Below are some examples:
  7. Mary was described as "contrary" in the nursery rhyme. How would students describe themselves? Have each student draw a self-portrait. Have students use adjectives to describe themselves. Do any of these words rhyme with the students' names like the words Mary and contrary?
  8. Poems and Fingerplays



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