Blank stares. This is what I faced when I posed the question, “Where is the well?” after we recited the Jack and Jill nursery rhyme. I tried rephrasing the question. “Jack and Jill got water from the well. Where was the well?” One brave soul ventured, “On the hill.” “Brilliant,” I said, “But whereabouts on the hill? Here (bottom)? Here (middle)? Or here (top)?”
A few more blank stares until someone with a huge smile on their face (light bulb moment here) said, “On top of the hill!”. “Yes,” I said, “How did you know?” “Because the song says Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water.” What a fantastic display of comprehension.
To make our Jack and Jill artwork we traced around a triangular template to make our hill. We cut them out and glued them onto a blue piece of card. We glued a well to the top of the hill and drew Jack and Jill climbing up the hill.
We had printed the Jack and Jill nursery rhyme out on white paper. We glued this to the bottom of the hill.