h is for humpty dumpty

e is for egg

along with a real egg laying hen in our classroom, we also spent time with good old humpty dumpty.  i read from this book every week and love the photos to accompany these olden time rhymes:

we did a few different projects to represent good old humpty.  one involved real egg shells, so guess what we made for snack!

e is for egg

e is for egg

then everyone got one egg shell to crack and glue the pieces within an oval drawn on paper.

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oh, poor old humpty dumpty.

e is for egg

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we also made 3D humpty dumpty friends.

e is for egg

we used kleenex and two pieces of egg shaped paper glued together the day before.

e is for egg

one side had the glad face (for when he first sat on the wall) and the other side had the sad face (for after his fall).

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(and some humpty dumpty friends had freckles)

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we also made eggs out of crumpled up paper and masking tape.  wow, did we ever use our whole hand muscles!  the sneaky thing about these is that hidden inside is a ball of golden yellow playdough acting as yolk!  hee hee hee.

eggs

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and no matter the prop, we could act out our poem:

humpty dumpty sat on a wall:

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humpty dumpty had a great fall:

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all the kings horses and all the kings men (running hands on legs):

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couldn’t put humpty together again (quick-find the sad face side and give him a hug).

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and always, always, i offer the father gander version too:

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the horses, women, and men
Put Humpty Dumpty together again.

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one class changed it even more to suggest a child’s ability being all that was needed:

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All of the children and none of the men
Put Humpty Dumpty together again.

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but maybe my favorite part was their own “readings” of the poem:

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