Spinning a Yarn with Mother Goose

It used to be thought that the original Mother Goose was Bertha, the mother of King Charlemagne. She would tell stories while spinning, hence the term “spinning a yarn.” A natural for entertaining children, you might consider inviting Mother Goose to your harvest and Halloween parties for young children. Teamed up with literary legends, she can share nursery rhymes such as 

Eensy Weensy Spider (this one doesn’t look too eensy or weensy)

    Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater

and other childhood favorites:

            Boys and Girls Come Out To Play    
 Pussy Cat and the Queen
            ABC Tumbledown D         
Hey Diddle Diddle
            Old Woman, Old Woman   
Smiling Girls, Rosy Boys

            Little Miss Muffet    
 Jack Be Nimble


 You could even include the five little pumpkins sitting on a gate…

And go on a treasure hunt to find treats the fairies have


For a complete Mother Goose party plan, please see

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