Nursery School


Here’s a great toddler tamer– give your child an empty 2-liter bottle and some wooden clothespins. Show her how to push the clothespins through the top. Not only are they fun to put in, it’s fun to shake them out!

Three men in the tub,
And who do you think they be?
The butcher, the baker,
The candlestick maker.
Turn them out,
Knaves all three!

The illustrious and somewhat dubious history of the three men in the tub. My main goals this week were to reinforce the idea that baths are an important part of hygiene and the number concept “3”.

We brought out our Three Men in a Tub toy! (It’s actually on clearance here on Kidbean if you want one.)

Circle Time:
Found here.

Books and Stories:
Rub a Dub Dub by Kin Eagle
Rub a Dub Sub by Linda Ashman
The Wise Man Who Lived in a Tub from Stories of the Ancient Greeks
Eureka! from Thirty More Famous Stories Retold

It was my intention to post some of the activities we do and some ideas for activities we didn’t do for each nursery rhyme. Forgive me for being three weeks behind! I’m going to keep my thoughts pretty minimal until I catch up.


Here is the beehive.
Where are the bees?
Hiding inside where nobody sees.
Watch as they come out of the hive!
1… 2… 3… 4… 5…
They’re alive!

My goal was not necessarily for Nicholas to gain scientific knowledge about bees, but to stand in wonder and appreciate of the bee and the work it does in the world.

Circle Time: Found here


Who Am I?
A draw-and-guess riddle

I am small and have some fur. (Draw an oval)
I have eyes, a nose, and whiskers. (Add eyes, a nose, and whiskers)
I squeak, but I don’t purr. (Draw a mouth)
I have a long thin tail. (Add a mouse tail)
I might live in your house! (Draw a house shape around the mouse)
I have two little ears. (Draw ears)
I’m small and furry–a mouse!

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Since we’re just dipping our toes back into a rhythm, this isn’t as fleshed out as my circle times usually are. The theme is “Summer Creepy Crawlies and Creatures” to match the nursery rhymes we’ve chosen for this week and next.


Gathering Song (from Lisa Monet’s Circle Time CD)
Circle time, circle time,
Time for circle time!
Sing a song, bring along
A rhythm and a rhyme!

We start out singing Over in the Meadow. They like to act it out as we sing.