J is for Jack and Jill, Jack Rocks, and Jack-in-the Box
Posted by lindamartinandersen on April 12, 2016
A Writer’s Playground–a place to find wordplay, writing prompts, reasons to celebrate, and monthly calendar activities for kids and those young at heart “J is for Jack and Jill, Jack Rocks, and Jack-in-the-Box” by Linda Martin Andersen
This month I’m sharing photos and blog posts from A-Z. I’m excited about trying something new. I hope you’ll stop by often throughout the month.
Check out the participants for the April (2016) Challenge. There are plenty to choose from http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/
J is for Jack and Jill (and other nursery rhymes)
Jack and Jill
Went up the hill
To fetch a pail of water,
Jack fell down
And broke his crown
And Jill came tumbling after.
Up Jack got
And home did trot
As fast as he could caper,
Went to bed
To mend his head
With vinegar and brown paper.
Is there still room in a child’s life for simple games, play, and toys? I believe so. Check out this website if you need a refresher on rhymes, fingerplays and songs:
J is for Jack Rocks
Do you remember how to play? Here’s a video to review the rules:
J is for Jack-in-the-box
Fun things are worth repeating even when we know the outcome. A Jack-in-the-box works the same way every time and yet we keep cranking that handle. Kids love it, except for those who are perhaps too young and scared by a clown or other object jumping out at them. If you have a young child who doesn’t enjoy this toy, look for other old-fashioned toys to add to the nursery. Do you know the tune that the toy plays? Maybe newer versions have a different tune. I’m not sure. Are you?
Here’s a riddle just for you:
Riddle: What do Jack and Jill, Jack rocks, Jack-in-the-box, and a noisy blue bird all have in common?
Answer: “J” as in Blue Jay.
Just for fun:
My in-laws chose names beginning with “J” for all five of their children. They include Jo Alice, John, Jill, Jeff, and James (Jimbo).
What “J” words come to mind for you? I hope you’ll share why they’re special to you.
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