Hickory Dickory Dock

Hickory Dickory Dock nursery rhyme lesson plans for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten

Hickory Dickory Dock Theme Activities for Preschool and Kindergarten

Hickory Dickory Dock Books

5 Day Hickory Dickory Dock Lesson Plan

Day 1:

  • Read Hickory Dickory Dock book to class.
  • Re-tell the rhyme using a flannel board or mouse puppet.
  • Sing Hickory Dickory Dock song (see resources below) Show the book and turn the pages as you sing the song.
  • Act out the rhyme for the class using a mouse puppet and a poster of a grandfather clock.

Day 2:

  • Read Hickory Dickory Dock book to class.
  • Introduce Hickory Dickory Dock pocket chart. Have one student come to front and point while whole class says rhyme.
  • Sing Hickory Dickory song, show the book and turn the pages as you sing the song.
  • Place grandfather clock poster and mouse puppet in a center so your students can act out the rhyme on their own.

Day 3:

  • Read Hickory Dickory Dock book to class.
  • Hickory Dickory Dock pocket chart. Have one student come to front and point while whole class says rhyme.
  • Sing Hickory Dickory Dock song, show the book and turn the pages as you sing the song.

Day 4:

  • Read Hickory Dickory Dock book to class
  • Hickory Dickory Dock pocket chart. Have one student come to front and point while whole class says rhyme.
  • Sing Hickory Dickory Dock song, show the book and turn the pages as you sing the song.

Day 5:

  • Read Hickory Dickory Dock book to class
  • Hickory Dickory Dock pocket chart. Have one student come to front and point while whole class says rhyme.
  • Sing Hickory Dickory Dock song, show the book and turn the pages as you sing the song.

Hickory Dickory Dock Activities

Hickory Dickory Dock sequence
Materials: Hickory Dickory Dock sequencing picture, construction paper, crayons, scissors, glue.
Using 3 or 4 scene sequence pictures is a great way to check for understanding. Have your students color the scenes, cut apart, and glue in the correct order on a piece of construction paper.
*TIP: 4 year olds may have difficulty sequencing 4 pictures until later in the school year, I try to stick with only 3 scene sequencing activities when working with 4 year olds.

Act Out the Rhyme
Materials: markers, poster board, mouse puppet.
Create a poster of a grandfather clock using markers and poster board and attach to the wall in one of your center areas. You can make your own clock poster by tracing a picture of a grandfather clock on a large piece of posterboard using the overhead. Place a mouse puppet in a basket next to the poster and allow students to act out the story during your center time. You will need to model this activity for the whole class first before placing it in a center.

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