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There Was An Old Woman Who Lived In A Shoe Nursery Rhyme
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Alphabet > Consonant Digraph Sh > Sh is for Shoes

Health and Nutrition > Why wear shoes? 

Numbers > Sorting, Matching, Sizing Shoe Activities

Nursery Rhymes >
There was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe 

Related activity >
Fairy tales > The Elves and the Shoemaker


Activity > There was an Old Woman who lived in a Shoe
*  Print, read and sing the nursery rhyme poster in the link provided.  Make sure child understands the meaning of all the  words.   Identify colors in the picture.  

Note:  Children under 2 will benefit greatly from singing, using puppets, stuffed animals, and/or finger plays with nursery rhymes.

Activity > Health > Discuss Shoes 
*  Why do we wear shoes?  Discuss
*To protect our feet from injury and diseases.  Shoes also help us keep good posture and that is important for good health.

*Demonstrate different shoes and their use in a particular activity.  These are some shoes and you may have an old catalog showing different types of shoes as well or visit a department store web site that sells shoes to look at some.
1.  Sports shoes:  golf shoes, baseball shoes, running shoes etc.
2.  Boots - construction worker, painter 
3.  Nurses shoes
4.  Dancer shoes - ballerina or tap dancing shoes
5.  Flippers for scuba diving or snorkeling
6.  Cowboy boots

Activity > Numbers:  Matching, Sorting, Sizing Shoes
This activity is obviously easier to do at home and we can ensure the shoes are fairly clean.

*Mix, Sort and Match:
Mix four to six  pairs of shoes and have the children match them correctly.  (more pairs for older children to make the activity challenging).

*Sizing:  Small and Big
For younger children do a sizing activity and ask the children which are the smallest and largest shoes and to line them up from largest to smallest and vice versa.

Activity > Match the Shoe to the Activity
Print your choice of color or black & white version of this activity page.  
*Cut out the images on the right.
*Ask and assist the children as needed to identify each shoe and for what type of activity it might be for before showing the activity page.  Keep note of their responses.
*Distribute the activity page and provide glue or glue stick and ask them to place glue on empty squares
*Ask them if they can identify the different images and what activity each person is doing.
* Compare their previous answers to the images to see if they matched or came close in their guess to the images on the activity page.
* Suggest they glue the shoe to the correct matching activity.

Activity > Consonant Digraph Sh > Sh is for Shoe
Present consonant digraph Sh using the activity worksheet, companion mini-book.  Read suggestions for using and presenting these materials.

Activity > Nursery Rhyme Coloring Page Activity
This can be an additional activity or take home activity.

*  In this activity children will have fun coloring and or painting  an image of the nursery rhyme.  
*  Print the coloring page in the link provided
*  Read and sing the rhyme sliding your finger under the text.  Discuss the image and ask the children what do they see in the image.
   **Would people really live in shoe?  This helps the children establish the difference between real and fantasy.
   ** Count the infants the lady is holding.
   ** Count the children (the ones that are not babies/infants).       
*  Provide a variety of materials to color and/or paint the page.

Related lesson plan > Fairy Tale > The Shoemaker and the Elves  

Print or read from the screen 
Nursery Rhyme Card

Match the Shoe to the Activity:
color version 

coloring page

Print Nursery Rhyme Coloring Page:
Coloring page without text


Coloring page w/text

*For this activity it would be helpful to have different types of shoes:
running/sport, boots, sandals, etc.  
*Catalog with different types of shoes or visit and bookmark a web site that features or sells different types shoes to demonstrate

* white paper 
* scissors
* glue

 

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