We have spent several weeks working on the nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty. Here are some of the activities we did.
1) Our Humpty Dumpty egg experiment...
Here they recorded what happened.
Here is a copy if you'd like.
2)Humpty Dumpty Craft
3)Assemble the poem
I placed a copy of the nursery rhyme out to make this activity easier. If you would like to make it harder, take the copy away.
Each child got a word or two from the rhyme.
They had to build the nursery rhyme in the pocket chart. This means they had to use their literacy skills to figure out what word they had and when to bring it up. Some tracked the poem and some used phonics to help them figure out their word.
4) An alternate ending
Here we talked about altering the ending to Humpty Dumpty's story. We brainstormed what he could fall on to keep from breaking. I charted the ideas and students had to choose from the list. They had a sentence starter to write the new ending and were asked to illustrate their work.
We had a lot of fun with Humpty Dumpty!