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Following on from our BESTSELLING toddler Resource the ‘Sing with Me Bag’ we are so excited to launch our latest nursery rhyme bag, made especially for groups that are re-opening!
“Come on, it’s time to get moving!”
Whether your toddler group has started again or not, we want to help provide some exciting new ideas for you. Many hours will have been spent interpreting guidelines and what it means for your group so it’s certainly time to move onto the fun part of toddler groups! Whilst the current guidance outlines that only children and the leader are allowed to sing, it presents a new challenge of how do you still involve everyone in song time? Introducing the ‘Move with Me’ Bag! All the objects in this special bag link to songs that are fantastic to dance along with and are perfect to encourage children (and parents) to focus on the movements rather than singing. It features all-new songs, so if you have both the original and expansion ‘Sing with Me’ Bags there is no overlap of songs or objects meaning they can all be used together! So what are you waiting for? It’s time to get your toddlers and adults stomping around the room to the ‘Ants Go Marching One by One’ song or stretching to ‘Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes’!
The concept is simple, each object in the bag is relevant to a certain nursery rhyme, whether it is a gorgeous finger puppet turtle for ‘I had a little turtle’ or a scarecrow prop for ‘Dingle Dangle Scarecrow’, kids will love exploring the tactile song props in the bag. We have included a printout of the lyrics for each song which doubles as a cue sheet so you know exactly what song each prop links too. NEW for the ‘Move with Me’ Bag, we have also included QR codes for each song which can be scanned on your mobile’s camera to take you to a video on YouTube, these can either be played for the children if the leader wasn’t confident singing or simply as a prompt for how the song goes.
So how would you use the ‘Move with Me’ Bag?
In person –
Start off by gathering the children and parents around in a circle. Depending on your individual group’s COVID policies, you can ask either a child to come and choose an object from the bag or ask someone to shout “STOP!” while you rummage your hand around inside the bag. Then simply ask the child to show everyone what they have found or hold up the item yourself, and the song has been chosen! It’s a great way to get everyone involved in song time as even the littlest ones that are part of the group can still pick an item from the bag. Simply repeat this as many times as you like or only put a set amount of objects in the bag for the time you have available, this way there is a clear endpoint when there is nothing left in the bag! For the leader, you can also only put in the bag the songs you are confident in leading to avoid working out a song as you go…
For Virtual/Zoom Groups –
The leader would have the ‘Move with Me’ Bag on camera and ready loaded with the objects and start rustling their hand around inside, each child takes a turn in shouting stop and whatever object is in the leader’s hand is the next song!
Click the songs below to see their videos on YouTube
The 12 song objects included:
– 3D Printed Cloud (My God is So Big)
– Alien Finger Puppet (Five Little Men in a Flying Saucer)
– 30cm Monkey Soft Toy (5 Little Monkeys Swinging in the Tree) colour may vary
– Turtle Finger Puppet (I Had a Little Turtle)
– 3D Printed Person (Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes)
– 13cm Scarecrow (Dingle Dangle Scarecrow)
– Comb (Here We Go Round a Mulberry Bush) colour may vary
– 3D Printed Hand (One Finger, One Thumb)
– 3D Printed Mountain (She’ll Be Coming Round the Mountain)
– Foam Rose (Ring a Ring of Roses)
– 3D Printed Ant (Ants Go Marching One by One)
– Wrapped and Customised Soap (Down in the Jungle)
You can find our ‘Down in the Jungle’ finger puppet set (available separately) here!
All contained in a bright red, customised cotton drawstring bag (approx. 38cm by 35cm).
See Jenny’s article about our original Sing with Me Bag published by Care for the Family here.
“We bought a ‘Sing with Me’ Song Bag from the Care for the Family Playtime Conference and I have to say, both our toddler groups LOVE it. Certain items come out every week eg the tractor! So we have to restrict the song choices a bit and not put every item in every week. And it’s excellent value for money. I did a quick tally of how much it would cost if I bought each item individually and made my own bag, but there is no way I could compete with the price and the quality of yours. Thank you.”
“There’s lots of different things in the bag and the kids love it. It’s fabulous!”
Please note, this item and the objects inside are not toys and children must be supervised at all times.