Humpty Dumpty is a basic nursery rhyme that many preschoolers know. Preschool Humpty Dumpty activities do more than just entertain students; they can help students develop their artistic, scientific and spatial skills as well.
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Humpty Dumpty Pinata
Make a basic egg pinata to stand in for Humpty Dumpty. Cover a balloon with papier mache, together with your preschoolers, and let it dry, leaving one hole open. Pop the balloon through the hole and fill it with candy or basic preschool prizes -- like shaped erasers. Seal up the "egg" and decorate it with a painted Humpty Dumpty face. Your preschoolers will love taking turns hitting the pinata with a short stick, especially while blindfolded. Recite the nursery rhyme while students take their turns so that each turn takes less than 10 seconds.
If you have a tall balcony that you can drop an egg from, try doing this science experiment with your students. Ask students to predict what will happen when you drop an egg off a balcony. Then ask them to predict what will happen if you wrap the egg in aluminium foil or other materials first. Let students watch as you drop both types of eggs from the balcony and then examine the egg at the bottom. Have each student decorate an egg with paint or markers and then choose how it should be wrapped before it is dropped. Your preschoolers will probably break an egg or two during the decorating.
A Humpty Puzzle
Cut a printed picture of Humpty Dumpty into pieces, either using straight lines or using the shapes of puzzle pieces. Students can then try their hands at "putting Humpty Dumpty together again."
Preschoolers can use crushed eggshells to decorate a picture of Humpty Dumpty sitting on a wall. Even better, they can used the crushed eggshells to decorate a picture of Humpty Dumpty after his great fall off the wall. Use food colouring to make the eggshell pieces different colours for a more artistic look.
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