Friday, October 16, 2009

Jack and Jill Rhymes

In childhood, Most of us grew up listening to Nursery rhymes. Some of my favorites are Jack and Jill; Humpty-Dumpty; One, Two, Buckle My shoe; Twinkle Twinkle little star, London bridge is falling down.

When I was a kid the nursery rhymes were introduced to me by my parents n teachers. They recited the nursery rhymes with action and that's how I got the grasp of it. Now days, there is a wide range of creative plays, Sing-along CD's, Books, Craft Ideas that can help the children learn the nursery rhymes. The CD's and Books cost some dollars and we don't know whether the little ones will get impressed. So to acquaint the Jack and Jill Rhymes, I made the three dimensional model of Jack, Jill and water well for my little one. It's an easy to make model from recycled items.

Jack and Jill Rhymes puppets

I have already posted the Instructions for Making of the Water Well.

Materials used:
Bristol board or thick Paper plate
Permanent markers
Popsicle stick

Steps Overview:
Using Paper plate or Bristol board draw the below pattern of Jack and Jill, Paint them.

Cut out the Jack and Jill puppets. To the back of the puppets glue on Popsicle stick or craft stick.

All set, with a Cardboard hill, Water well placed on the top of the hill, we can play Jack and Jill rhymes. We can also make it as an activity to teach up and down the hill concept using the cardboard hill. Make Jack puppet to carry the pail, try to fetch water from the well, make Jack fall down and Jill tumble after Jack. My Little one had lot of fun playing with the puppets.

Some interesting resources: Origin and interpretation of Jack and Jill Song in Wikipedia, Paper finger puppet ideas in enchanted learning site, Rebus Jack and Jill Rhymes in
enchanted learning site


  1. Adorable! We did a "play" this week too!

    I would LOVE for you to join us at Kids Get Crafty (every Wednesday on Red Ted Art) - current link up
    Hope to see you there!


  2. What a great idea to bring an extra dimention to a song. I find traditional nursery rhymes are still loved by all the children I work with. Thanks for sharing this with our Music and song play carnival.