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Playdough activity ideas for children and adults Hickory Dickory Dock playdough!
Rhyming with mice and time.

Hickory, dickory, dock, the mouse ran up the clock,
The clock struck one, the mouse ran down,
hickory, dickory, dock. Tick Tock Tick Tock

Buy a copy of this nursery rhyme's colour illustrations on etsy.com or print the outline sheets below and colour in as wished.

Hickory Dickory Dock playdough activities - preschool rhyme time mice and numbers


Have fun building playdough mice with paper-curled heads, doughy bodies and string tails. Role play the actions of this traditional English nursery rhyme as it's sung aloud and introduce a range of words that are associated with time and the routines young children are most familiar with in their daily lives.  

Resources needed for this playdough activity
Links are to amazon.co.uk

 A quantity of playdough - handmade dough recipe
              
Golf tees that have blunt tips and marbles to balance

Access to a laminator & laminating pouches

Sticky tape and string
 

Role play printables

Hickory Dickory Dock rhyme & role play sheet

Mouse finger puppet patterns / dough assessories

Clock face with numbered markers

Hickory Dickory Dock clock rhyme outline printable
Mice finger puppet templates
Hickory dickory Clock! time telling printable
Adding tails to playdough mice
Build playdough mice with dough heads and tails


Buy laminators and pouches on Amazon.co.uk
Cotton yarn for mouse tails
Clock puzzles for preschool nursery time activities
Prepare the activity by printing the mice, rhyme sheet and clock face outlines or if preferred you are most welcome to purchase a copy of the fully illustrated images on etsy. Cut out and colour in as wanted. Laminate the individual pieces and trim leaving a small 2mm margin of white space around the outer edge.

Fold up the ears on each mouse and curl the head template into a pointed cone, bring the insertion tabs together and secure in place with sticky tape. This process can be a little tricky.

Laminate the accompanying rhyme sheet and clock face and enjoy marking off the clock numbers using the golf tees with marbles balanced ontop.

Role play, rhyme and tell the time ...

The mouse ran up the clock nursery rhyme Playdough bedtime for hickory dickory dock's little mouse
  
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Wrist watch play printables on Silkysteps.com    








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