Hickory, Dickory, Dock
One of my favorite nursery rhymes is Hickory Dickory Dock. Recently I watched a version online that involved a mouse and also a snake, cat, squirrel, monkey, and an elephant. My granddaughter was enchanted by this video and song, especially the elephant. Of course, at the end the elephant goes up the clock. Then, the clock begins to creak and becomes smashed under the tremendous weight of the elephant.
So as usual, I decided it would be fun to have a felt clock and some animals to sing and retell Hickory, Dickory, Dock. As you can see, I made a very basic grandfather clock and mouse to begin the song.
Here is a silly little cat to add to the fun.
I also had a lot of fun making this elephant.
These felt animals and the clock are small enough to fit into a sandwich size zip lock bag. I wanted to make it easy and small enough to fit into a diaper bag. It also had to be a good size for toddlers little hands and fingers to play with.
Please spend as much quality time with your children as you possibly can. You won't regret it. Some day, when they have grown up and have their own children, they will say that they remember when you played with them and sang, "Hickory, Dickory, Dock"!
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