There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe
Ella and Annie have a Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme Craft that is simply timeless! There Was an Old Mother Who Lived in a Shoe is one of my kids favorites, so we came up with a fingerprint painting craft for younger aged children to do. This craft also ties in fine motor skills by having the kids lace and tie the boot.
Here is what you will need:
- Construction Paper
- Finger Paints
- Single Hole Punch
Trace a boot shape on construction paper and cut it out. Have kids finger paint the children in the shoe. You can use the Crayola multicultural paint or yellow for the skin tone. Then have the kids use a variety of colors for the bodies of the kids. Make sure to have some paper towels near by so that they can wipe their fingers off before starting a new color.
Once the paint has dried, you can use markers to draw the kids in the shoe. Ella and Annie added hair, eyes, mouth,arms and legs. They wanted all the kids in the shoe to be holding hands. With help from an adult, have the kids punch holes in their boot. Punch two holes right next to each other, leave some space and repeat.
Cut a piece of yarn that is long enough to lace the boot. Tie a small knot on one end of the yarn and lace it through the bottom hole you punched, making sure the knot is large enough so that it doesn’t get pulled through the hole. Have kids practice lacing their boot and tie a bow at the top.
You can place a piece of tape on the back of the shoe where the knot is if the yarn keeps coming out of the hole. How cute is this Mother Goose nursery rhyme craft?