N – Most Notable Nursery Rhyme – Literary Smackdown #AtoZChallenge 2016
Welcome to N and a favourite letter of ours in the AtoZChallenge. Today we are asking a question to take us all back to our childhoods. Which is the most Notable Nursery Rhyme? We have two classics for you, so please vote and tell us which one is your favourite.
- Ring o Ring o Roses
Everyone says this is from The Black Death, but as many folk historists have pointed out, there is no evidence to point to this being true. The majority believe that it has Pagan origins and talks of Pagan practices. It’s always fun to dance in a circle and then all fall down (or at least it is for children ;)). For the full rhyme, see below.
- Oranges and Lemons
Now this was always a favourite at birthday parties, because there is a game that goes with it. Two people form an arch and everyone else skips through. Then after the last line the arch comes down and traps people – they then have to stand behind the two making the arch. It also has a great tune. For the full rhyme, see below.
Our Other Blogs
Sophie and Tasha are also sharing duties on one other blog for the AtoZ and they both have their own blogs as well. Visit them to see their exciting themes for this year.
Other People’s Blogs
What is the AtoZChallenge?For those who don’t know, the AtoZChallenge is a giant blog hop with thousands of blogs taking part. Every day in April, apart from Sundays, these blogs will post using a letter of the alphabet at a prompt, e.g. A on 1st, B on 2nd etc.