Nursery Rhymes and Learning
There was an old woman who lived in a shoe craft
Older kids can cut out the boot shape. Crafting foam is a great material to snip with scissors and provides a different resistance when cutting.
Use the hole punch to punch the lacing holes. We started with a kid friendly hole punch, but it didn’t work very well on the craft foam material. The old fashioned hole punch worked better.
Snip a long length of yarn. Clearly Little Guy needs a little work on his scissor grasp. 😉 He was being silly with cutting the yarn.
Tape one end of the red yarn to the back side of the boot. Get the kids lacing away on the boot. This is a fantastic fine motor task for little fingers. Tripod grasp, bilateral hand coordination, motor planning, eye-hand coordination…lacing is great for preschoolers!
This boot alone would make a very cute fine motor craft. But it needs a little something extra for our nursery rhyme.
Baby Girl used a marker and drew faces on each person. Working in a small defined area is a great way to further develop pre-handwriting skills drawing and pencil control.
She then drew arms and legs for the old woman and children.
How cute is this nursery rhyme craft? It brings the rhyme to life with imagination and creativity. Baby Girl wanted to introduce a duck to the woman and children.
Be sure to stop back tomorrow and the rest of this week and next week for the rest of the nursery rhyme series. You can find them all here.
This isn’t our first nursery rhyme craft. Check out our This Little Piggy Went to the Market craft: