In Little Cypress this week we have been learning lots of Nursery Rhymes to add to our repertoire of those we already know well. We learned the old English rhyme, ‘Oranges and Lemons’, which dates back to 1744 and refers to many of the old churches of London. The oranges and lemons in the rhyme relate to the cargo that would have been off loaded from ships on the Thames, near to the churches mentioned, and originating from more exotic places which grew citrus fruits. We did the actions to the rhyme, including forming a tunnel with our arms raised, to allow children to pass through.
We explored different citrus fruits, including lemons, limes, oranges and tangerines and used our strength to squeeze out the juice and make some delicious fruit juice concoctions! The focus we showed was incredible and some children stayed at the activity for such a long time, enjoying the sensory (and sticky!) nature of the activity!
Have a wonderful weekend!