Playing Together – Ideas to try at home – Spring

Apr 14, 2020

Starting with a Song! Some Ideas to try at home whilst we are not able to meet face to face.

Please send me any ideas, suggestions or favourites to include for next time!

Spring

Music

Musical play

Pretending to be musical birds, explore the different sounds and whistles your voices can make.

Can you find any other bird-like sounds around the house? Blow over filled bottles, whistles, ocarinas, recorders.

Make

Make and decorate a bird to use as a song prop.

Create a nature print using flowers and ferns.

Make your own fairy soup or perfume.

Create flower patterns and mandalas.

Lots of ideas and templates on
Rachel’s Pinterest Early Years board

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Listen & Move

A Tiny Seed Lay Sleeping

Click to listen

The Lark Ascending

by Vaughan Williams

Click to listen

Story

“The Tiny Seed”
by Eric Carle

Click to hear story

Outdoors

Go on a listening walk. See how many birds you can hear. Can you copy their song?

What else can you hear? You could experiment by recording these sounds using the great sound app Keezy

Practice some Spring yoga outside.

See Rachel’s Pinterest board for more details.

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Focus

Nature I-Spy tray!

Collect items from around the garden to really inspect together. Focus on exploring colour, texture, naming items, counting petals.

“I-Spy something yellow”
“I-Spy bark”
“I-Spy fern leaves”
“I-Spy a flower with four petals”

Play at removing one object and notice which one is no longer there.

Here Flies A Bluebird

A dancing game

(Child flies around)

Here flies a bluebird
In through my window
Hey diddle dum a day, day, day

(Child chooses a dancing partner)

Take a little partner,
Hop in my garden
Hey diddle dum a day, day, day

Bluebell Song

Some bells ring-a-ling
Some bells dong
But I don’t make a sound,
Shhh!
Some bells swing-a-ling
Way up high
But I stay on the ground
Every year I come again
With my leaves as well
I grow up and hang my head
I am a bluebell

Lavenders Blue

Lavender’s blue, Dilly diilly,
Lavender’s green,
When I am king, Dilly dilly,
You shall be queen.
Call up your men, Dilly dilly,
Set them to work,
Some to the plow, Dilly dilly,
Some to the cart.
Some to make hay, Dilly dilly,
Some to cut corn,
While you and I, Dilly dilly,
Keep ourselves warm.
Lavender’s green, Dilly dilly,
Lavender’s blue,
If you love me, Dilly dilly,
I will love you.

There’s A Worm At The Bottom Of The Garden

There’s a worm at the bottom of my garden,
And his name is wiggly woo.
There’s a worm at the bottom of my garden,
And all that he can do,

Is wiggle all night And wiggle all day
The people ‘round here
They all do say

There’s a worm at the bottom of my garden,
And his name is wiggly
wig, wig, wiggly wig,
wig wiggly woo!

The Cuckoo

The month of April’s here,
The Cuckoo now has sung.
Cuckoo, cuckoo,
The cuckoo now has sung