We have been learning nursery rhymes this month and did a fun lesson on Humpty Dumpty. We started by reading the nursery rhythm story about Humpty Dumpty to the kids. The kiddos each got a hard boiled egg to color and decorate as their own Humpty Dumpty.
Experiment #1 The Humpty Dumpty Roll: The kids had to roll their egg down the ramp and off of the stairs. They had to come up with and idea that they thought would work to cushion their egg so he wouldn't break. For experiment number one, the kids used a towel to stop Humpty Dumpty from breaking.
Experiment #2 The Great Egg Drop: For the next center they each got to drop their egg from a step ladder. To help Humpty Dumpty from breaking the kids used a big box with towels and cotton balls.
Experiment #3 What's inside an Egg?: For the final experiment we took a real egg and cracked it in a bowl. The kids each got a stick and they got to explore the inside of a real egg. Alli talked with them about the parts of an egg, while they stirred and mixed
Experiment #4 Humpty Dumpty had a GREAT FALL!: To end our Humpty Dumpty day, we did one last experiment outside. Alli went to the upstairs window and the kids had to think of a way to save Humpty Dumpty from such a great fall. Turns out....Snow is a very good cushion!! The kids absolutely loved this lesson and we look forward to the rest of our nursery rhyme month.
After the experiments we went upstairs to have scrambled eggs for snack. The kids got a kick out of eating Humpty Dumpty. During child's choice some kids still wanted to experiment with the eggs so we did another experiment. They had to get the egg into the cup below the pie plate, without touching
the egg. They found out that if they hit the side of the pie plate it would knock the paper towel roll away and the egg would drop into the cup.
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