Begin by reading the Big Book of Humpty Dumpty. While reading, ask many questions.
- What is Humpty Dumpty?
- Where do we get eggs? (common answer, from the store!)
- Where is he sitting?
- Is Humpty a boy or a girl?
- What will happen if Humpty falls off the wall?
- Who tries to help Humpty?
- Is Humpty real?
Make a tentative wall (out of cardboard). Have an egg handy preferable hard boiled. The kids then help to give Humpty Dumpty a face by drawing, following cues ..."oh my, Humpty can't see, what does he need?". Recite the poem again and tease the kids with different prepositions by placing Humpty anywhere but on the wall...., in front, in back, under and next to.
Finally put Humpty ON THE WALL! Ask the kids to predict what will happen to Humpty when he falls off. The kids can predict what will happen. Send home a sequencing story, a brief idea of what happened in class (perhaps to be duplicated at home).