Hey, Diddle Diddle Guest post by Life Over C’s
I’m so excited to be with you here on Adventures of Adam as we are celebrating World Nursery Rhyme Week. I love singing nursery rhymes with my preschooler and we both love playing with play dough. So it seemed only natural to create a fun nursery rhyme play dough set to go along with the rhyme for today: ‘Hey, Diddle, Diddle’.
My youngest daughter, Shiloh, is three years old and she has an intellectual delay that causes her not to be on the same talking level as most preschoolers. I love using play dough activities to expand her vocabulary.
I also love using nursery rhymes, but she doesn’t really make a connection with what you are singing unless she has something that she can touch to go along with it.
So, I created this very simple Hey, Diddle, Diddle nursery rhyme play dough set with her in mind.
All you need to do is print the free play dough set on sturdy paper and cut out the pictures. Normally, I like to laminate our play dough sets because it makes them more durable, but Shiloh didn’t want to wait for that this time, so we played with the card stock print outs instead.
As we went through the nursery rhyme she immediately started looking for the different animals that I was singing about. She obviously loved the rhyme because she asked me to repeat it over and over for 15 minutes!
We’ve used lots of different play dough sets, so Shiloh is very familiar with them, but if you are not, these sets are not only good for vocabulary building, but they are also great for imaginary play. My kids love acting out different scenes with the play dough sets.
Shiloh wanted the dish and spoon to dance with each other and then she wanted the spoon to ride on the back of the cow as she jumped over the moon.
I tried to get her to imitate the cat playing the fiddle, but she wouldn’t take her hands off the animals long enough to do it. I guess she liked it!
I hope you enjoy the set as well. Simply pick your favorite play dough recipe and get ready to have some fun!
Click here to download the hey diddle diddle play dough set.
This guest post from Life Over C’s is part of World Nursery Rhyme Week. Click on the picture below to find out more information and to take a look at the other toddler friendly nursery rhyme activities and crafts:
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