Andrea sent in this great idea for Jack and Jill. After reading the story of Jack and Jill- I made a hill and a pail of
water out of construction paper. I also made finger puppets of Jack and Jill (the paper kind that the kids fingers go through,
that way they can color them themselves) and we did a finger puppet play with the story. Thanks, Andrea.
Opposites- This is a great rhyme to teach opposites. Lead students into the fact that Jack and Jill are opposites because
Jack is a boy and Jill is a girl. Up and down are opposites. First Jack and Jill went UP the hill and then they came
tumbling DOWN. Ask students to suggest other examples of opposites. Use the opposites worksheets here for
Safety- Discuss importance of following safety rules. Use the following rules for discussion.
Know your address and phone number.
Never get into a stranger's car.
Always wear a seat belt or sit in safety seat while riding in a car.
Cross busy streets with grownups.
Tie your shoes so you don't trip on the laces.
Make a class booklet with students' safety rules and illustrations.
Water Relay- Divide class into 4 or 5 students and put them into lines. Place a pail of water at one end of each line
and an empty pail at the other end. Use cups to scoop water and pass down the lines. The last person in line empties the water into
the empty pail. First team to fill empty pail is the winner.
Using "Jack and Jill's pail", find out what objects float and sinks.
Use plastic party cups for the students to make their own pails. Let them decorate their "pails" with stickers. Punch
a hole in each side and attach a pipe cleaner handle.