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Jack Sprat Nursery Rhyme Worksheet
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Jack Sprat could eat no fat; his wife could eat no lean.

And so between the two of them they licked the platter clean.

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"Jack Sprat" is a traditional English nursery rhyme that tells a simple and humorous story about a couple named Jack and his wife, who have distinct eating preferences.

The meaning of the nursery rhyme "Jack Sprat" is straightforward. Jack Sprat cannot eat fatty or greasy foods. He has a preference for lean or non-fatty foods. In contrast, Jack's wife has a preference for fatty foods and cannot eat non-fatty items.

Despite their contrasting dietary preferences, Jack and his wife find a way to make their meals work. They manage to eat everything on their plates by each consuming the portions that suit their preferences. This line emphasizes their ability to compromise and work together to enjoy a meal. This provides an opportunity to ask children how they compromise with others at home and at school.

The rhyme is often seen as a playful and humorous depiction of a couple with contrasting tastes in food. It also highlights the idea of compromise and cooperation in relationships. While the rhyme may not have a deep moral or historical meaning, it is an enjoyable and memorable verse for young children.
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