EFA: Etsy For Animals Etsy For Animals: Mother Goose Day

Etsy for Animals (EFA) aka Artists Helping Animals,

is a team of independent artists, craftspeople,

vintage sellers and craft suppliers on Etsy.com

who are dedicated to providing charitable relief to animals

by donating a portion of the profits from their shops

to an animal charity of their choosing,

and/or to EFA's featured Charity of the Month.

Monday, May 09, 2011

Mother Goose Day

Mother Goose Day
Emily Ivey of Yarn Miracle

"Old Mother Goose
When she wanted to wander
Would fly through the air
On a very fine gander."

Mother Goose Day was founded in 1987 by Gloria T. Delamar. It was originally to promote the publication of her book, Mother Goose; From Nursery to Literature, but now appears on many calendars as an excellent reason to celebrate in rhyme!

Children can recite Nursery Rhymes by rote years before they can read and write. With a cast of characters that includes not only the butcher, the baker and the candlestick maker but also cats, dogs, chickens, mice and a host of other animals both wild and domestic, the rhymes are instantly popular with young audiences. We are all familiar with "Baa, Baa Black Sheep" and the "Cat and his Fiddle", but have you heard about the...
"The cock doth crow
To let you know,
If you be wise,
Tis time to rise."

"As I went to Bonner,
I met a pig
Without a wig,
Upon my word and honor."

"Bat, bat, come under my hat,
And I'll give you a slice of bacon;
And when I bake,
I'll give you a cake,
If I am not mistaken."

"Three young rats with black felt hats,
Three young ducks with white straw flats,
Three young dogs with curling tails,
Three young cats with demi-veils,

Went out to walk with two young pigs
In satin vests and sorrel wigs,
But suddenly it chanced to rain
And so they all went home again."

"Go to bed, Tom.
Go to bed, Tom!
Tired or not, Tom,
Go to bed, Tom."


  1. How FUN, Emily ! Thanks so much :)

  2. I love Mother Goose rhymes! Thank you for featuring my bat necklace!

  3. How FUN! Love the rhymes AND the items!


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