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Nursery Rhymes with a Twist

By Mother Goose, with some help from the ZOOMers

Mother Goose
2 Rhythm Clappers
2 Bakers
Cardboard sun and moon;a cake;a pie;rocking chair;book titled "Nursery Rhymes with a Twist";rocking chair for Mother Goose;Costumes: Mother Goose like clothing and little reading glasses. Matching Jack and Jill hats, face make-up for Cat, Cow and Dog. 2 baker's hats, hat for Little Jack Horner.

SETTING: Outdoors.

(Mother Goose, off to the side, is reading from a book of nursery rhymes and rocking back and forth in a rocking chair. Jack and Jill go up the hill and Jill pretends to snowboard. Sun is shining behind scene.)

Mother Goose:
Jack and Jill went up the hill, to fetch a pail of water. Jack fell down and broke his crown and Jill came snow boarding after!

Mother Goose:
(Mother Goose turns page in nursery rhyme book. Cat, Cow and Dog take positions and act out rhyme.)

Hey diddle, diddle, the cat and the fiddle, the cow jumped over the moon; the little dog laughed to see such sport, and then he tried it the next afternoon.

Mother Goose:
(Mother Goose turns page in nursery rhyme book. Moon is passed to Dog and Cow which they turn into a cake. Rhythm Clappers clap to the song Bakers present cake to Rhythm Clappers.)

Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker's man bake me a cake as fast as you can; pat it and prick it, and mark it with a Z and put it on the table for the ZOOMers and me.

Mother Goose:
(Mother Goose turns page in nursery rhyme book. Clapper passes cake to Baker which he turns into a pie.)

Little Jack Horner sat in a corner eating his holiday pie he stuck in his thumb and pulled out a strawberry and said!

Little Jack Horner:
Hey, what happened to the plum?

Mother Goose:
I hope you enjoyed "Nursery Rhymes with a Twist," by me, Mother Goose, and the ZOOMers.


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