In a past teaching job, a highlight of the day for me was getting out my singing
Sack at circle time . This was basically a white pillowcase that I had drawn crotchets and quavers on, and filled with my children’s toys (I did ask them first!).
This activity can be enjoyed at home with your children, nursery or charges.
Simply find a pillowcase and draw your musical notes/symbols on , whatever you
choose. It would be nice to involve your child by getting them to help you look for
objects/toys around the house. Fill your singing sack and hey presto!.
Ask your child to close their eyes and pull out one object. On doing so sing a nursery
rhyme that it corresponds to. Sing songs you both know or introduce a new one.
Extend their learning and sensory experiences by describing the sounds,- are they fast, slow, loud, quiet etc. Listen to a wide range,and genres of music. Allow your child to use ' technology’ for e.g, a c.d player, so they can choose what to listen to – as many times as they like (maybe not as you like), make instruments using junk modelling, and experiment with sound. Have fun making simple rhythmic patterns!
Count whilst keeping a beat, and repeating sequences. Or incorporate two claps,
two head taps, etc.
These activities cover one of the areas of learning and development set out within
Expressive arts and design – using media & materials.
~ Go find some toys & objects. And have a good sing song ! ~
IDEAS Of POPULAR RHYMES
Worm There’s a worm at the bottom of my garden
Sheep/lamb Baa Baa Black sheep/ Baa Baa White sheep
Teapot I’m a Little Teapot
Spider Incy Wincy
Bowl/spoon Little Miss Muffet
Fish Slippery fish/ 1 2 3 4 5 Once I caught a fish
Crocodile Look at the terrible crocodile I oh I oh I oh
Star Twinkle Twinkle
Bus Wheels on the bus
Car I’m driving in my car
Shark Baby shark do do do do do do
Boat Row row row your boat
Frogs Five green and speckled frogs
Mouse Hickory dickory dock
Doll Miss Polly had a dolly
Sun symbol Sun has got his hat on
Ducks 5 Little ducks went swimming one day
Rabbit Sleeping bunnies.
Frying pan 5 fat sausages
Flannel This is the way we wash our face ( Mulberry bush tune)
Bun 5 currant buns in the bakers shop
Glove Tommy thumb
Cow Hey diddle diddle
Rainmaker I hear thunder
Rubber hammer Peter hammer's with 1 hammer