Hey, Diddle, Diddle
Objective: Help children enjoy the language of the nursery rhyme,“Hey, Diddle, Diddle”.
- Hey, diddle, diddle, the cat and the fiddle,
- The cow jumped over the moon.
- The little dog laughed to see such a sport,
- And the dish ran away with the spoon.
Read the book or the rhyme then discuss words:
- Action words– jumped, laughed, and ran.
- Diddle– waste time.
- Fiddle– a musical instrument like a violin
- Sport– in this rhyme it means to play or have fun.
- What is the rhyme about?
- Could this really happen?
- Who plays a fiddle?
- Who jumps over the moon?
- Who laughed?
- What are the dish and the spoon doing?
Activity: Hey, Diddle, Diddle, Book
Have the children write in the missing words and draw a picture to go with the sentence on each page.
( This is fun to make when teaching the “NG” sound as in SING, KING, JUNK. If an “N” is followed by a “K” the “N” has the “NG” sound.)
1. Melt in the micro wave for 1 minutes:
- 20 marshmallows
- ½ cube of butter
- ½ cup of peanut butter
2. Stir and melt for 1 more minute.
3. Mix in:
- 1 cup Oat O’s cereal
- 1 cup Crispy Rice cereal
- 1 cup pretzels
- ½ cup peanuts
- ½ cup raisins
- ½ cup chocolate chips
- ½ cup M & Ms
4. Spread out in buttered pan.
5. Cool and enjoy.
Long Vowel Simple Sight Word Lesson: ( Free worksheets.)
Do a lesson for each long vowel sound.
- Make cards for the words me, we, he, she.
- Copy the long vowel worksheets. Worksheet for long vowel E words Worksheet for long vowel I words Worksheet for ay long vowel words (You may want to do another lesson on AY words. may, say, day and a lesson for I words. I, hi, sky, fly, why)
- Locate the book: He Bear, She Bear by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Lesson: Rule: Vowels not followed by a consonant and end a syllable, especially the first syllable, are usually long.
- Discuss the rule.
- Read together all the word cards.
- Read the story He Bear, She Bear by Stan and Jan Berenstain.
- Do the worksheet together. Write the letter to finish the word and review the sound, combine the consonant with the long vowel and sound out the word, then draw a picture of each word.
- Repeat with each word.
- Have the children read the words to as many people as possible for their homework.
- On the back of the worksheet have them write some other long vowel E words and draw pictures for each. ( tree, bee, free, see, )
- Put this sentence on the back of the worksheet. ( See the bee in the tree.) Have the children draw the picture for this sentence.
- Make a simple book where they draw the pictures with these words, He sees _____. She sees_____. We see _____. I see ______.
(Black Bottom Cupcakes)
These are simple to make with the filling inside. No need to frost these. Fun to make with children. Fun to make when learning to read long vowel A words.
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 1/3 c. sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 c. small chocolate chips
- Set aside.
- 1 ½ c. flour
- 1 c. sugar
- 1/4 c. cocoa
- 1 t. baking soda
- ½ t. salt
- 1. c. water
- 1/3 c. oil
- 1 T. vinegar
- 1 t. vanilla
3. Fill lined muffin cups ½ full with batter.
4. Place a heaping spoonful of cream cheese mixture in the middle of each cup of batter.
5. Bake at a preheated oven at 350 for 20-25 minutes.
6. Cool and Enjoy! (Makes 24 muffins)