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Drawing and learning  rhyme "Jack and Jill"

Nursery rhyme drawing

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  • Recite and share Jack and Jill nursery rhyme

                                  Jack and Jill went up the hill

                                  To fetch a pail of water.

                                  Jack fell down and broke his crown,

                                  And Jill came tumbling after.

  • Ask child to say the nursery rhyme with you while drawing their own picture of the Jack and Jill nursery rhyme
  • Make sure child understands all the words - up, fetch, hill, pail, crown, etc.
  • When child is done drawing, together chat about what was drawn - Where’s Jack?  Where’s Jill? Is the hill very tall?  What would they carry up the hill to go get the water?  How did they get down the hill?  

*Try to encourage child to be specific with this drawing as you are seeing how they listen for details.  Their artistic skills may not show the details but when they talk about their drawing the details are often part of the picture.


Instead of drawing the nursery rhyme, have child act out the rhyme


There are five events that happen in this nursery rhyme.  Ask child if you can tell you all five events.  You can ask what happened first, second, third, fourth and fifth.

1.  Jack and Jill went up a hill

2.  They went up the hill to fetch a pail of water

3.  Jack fell down

4.  Jack broke his crown (head)

5.  Jill also came tumbling down


Learn the next verse to Jack and Jill

Up Jack got and home did trot,
As fast as he could caper;
And went to bed and bound his head
With vinegar and brown paper.


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Curriculum Plan Resources

Skills Focus

  • Shape - Review
  • Color - Black
  • Number - Seven, 7
  • Alphabet Letters - J, I
  • Sense - Smell
  • Character Trait - Courage
  • Target Words - Long, Little, Short, Small

Monthly Proverb

Chinese - If you get up one more time than you fall, you will make it through

Did You Know?

"Before children enter elementary school, they must develop many linguistic and cognitive skills that will make later academic learning possible. By the age of five, however, children differ markedly in their success in reaching these developmental goals." Entwisle & Alexander, 1993

Books to Read

"The Little Engine That Could"
by Watty Piper, Illustrator Loren Long (Activity 12) (audiobook available)

"My Very First Mother Goose"
with Ioa Opie Editor and Rosemary Wells Illustrator (Activity 26)

"Of Colors and Things"
by Tana Hoban (Activity 8)

Music Playlist

"America (My Country Tis of Thee)"
by the Hit Crew, Album: Drew’s Famous Music for Summer Games and Activities (Activity 13)

by Willa Brigham, Album: Healthy Happy Habits (Activity 25)

"Miss Mary Mack"
by Ella Jenkins, Album: You’ll Sing a Song and I’ll Sing a Song (Activity 9)

Monthly Materials List

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Fingerplay / Poems / Songs

Jack and Jill

(Activity 19 Month 9)

Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water.

Jack fell down and broke his crown and Jill came tumbling after.