We have teamed up again with our favourite bloggers – Teach Me Mommy, Multicraftingmummy, Danya Banya and Best Toys 4 Toddlers – to bring you another Rhyme Time. Our Nursery Rhyme this time is Mary Mary Quite Contrary.
Mary Mary quite contrary,
How does your garden grow?
With silver bells and cockle shells
And pretty maids all in a row.
We decided to make a Number Flower Garden to practise Adam’s number recognition and ordering numbers to 10. It was also a chance to use our Easter basket we purchased from Tesco. To represent the soil in our garden we filled the basket with chocolate play dough left over from our Peg Tuff Spot and decorated the edges with shells.
To create the flowers I used the fantastic Twinkl printable numbered flowers. The flowers are numbered 0-31 and are A4 sized. I simply changed the printer to fit four flowers on a page in order to make our numbered flowers. I laminated the flowers so they will last longer and sellotaped them to a lolly stick. To create leaves at the bottom of our flowers I used green pipe cleaners.
So far we have practised Adam’s number recognition with me calling out a number which Adam has to find. We moved onto ordering numbers when Adam had to place each flower into Mary’s garden in the correct order. This activity was done forwards and backwards. We also talked about the number of petals on each flower and how they did not correspond with the number in the middle of the flower. Finally we talking about which number would come next. I asked Adam which number came after 3 and he had to find me the number 4 flower. I love the versatility of our Mary Mary Quite Contrary Garden and can see it being used frequently during Spring.
* Flower basket – ours came from Tesco in the Easter department
* Chocolate play dough
* Lolly sticks
* Green pipe cleaners
* Twinkl Numbered Flowers
* A4 Laminator (affiliate link)
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