We have started including a nursery rhyme each week in our school activities. One of our first was “There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe.” We keep the rhyme written up on the wall, do different related activities, and by the end of the week the girls have memorized the poem.
Our biggest project was making a the shoe. We actually spread it out over a few days. I cut the pieces out of posterboard; then the girls painted two pieces. Once dry, I hot glued the two pieces of boot together and punched out holes to lace. Then we wove the ribbon through to lace up the boot. I used wired ribbon so that it would be easier to go through the holes and the bow would stand out.
Next we made all the Old Woman’s children. We used this simple template to make many children and then the girls decorated each one. Then we could put the children inside the boot while reciting the poem. My advice is to make a few each day so you end up with a bunch without getting burned out.
And I had them matching up socks from the laundry basket. Not really related, but it made sense to me and got the girls in the habit of helping with the laundry.
And here is the coloring page from Inkspired Musings that we colored on the first day.