Playing Together – Ideas to try at home

Mar 25, 2020

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

Please email me any ideas, suggestions or favourites to include and
we’ll try and make this a regular feature!

Ladybirds

Music

Musical play

Put out some instruments/ soundmakers and let your
child take the lead.

Follow what they do and copy it back.

Make

Painting ladybird pebbles
Make a ladybird puppet
for the fingerplay song

Other ideas and templates on
Rachel’s Pinterest Early Years board

Click to view

Listen & Move

Have a listen to Concertos para Bebés

Click to listen

Have Dance around to Flight of the Bumblebee

by Rimsky Korsakov

Story

“What the Ladybird Heard”
by Julia Donaldson

Click to hear song

Click to hear story

Outdoors

Take your ladybird pebbles out to
the garden and create a magical ladybird garden for them.

Or take your ladybird out
for a walk and leave one
hidden for someone else
to find maybe!

Focus

Counting Spots!

Print out the ladybird template and
add playdough spots whilst
practising counting together.

A Rhythmic finger play or lap bouncer

Ladybird ladybird, fly out of the farm
And land right on my little arm
Ladybird ladybird, fly out of the tree
And land right on my little knee
Ladybird ladybird, fly out of your bed
And land right on my little head
Ladybird ladybird, fly out of the rose
And land right on my little nose!

Ladybird, by Rachel

Ladybird all dressed in red
Strolling through the flowerbed
If I was tiny just like you
I’d live among the flowers too,
Oh ladybird
La la la la Ladybird
Oh ladybird
La la la la ladybird

Spots, Spots, Spots!

Spots Spots Spots Spots
Spots Spots Spots Spots
Ladybirds have lots of spots
What a lot of spots she’s got
Bumble Bees have stripes
Like legs in tights
Ladybirds have
Spots Spots Spots Spots
Spots Spots Spots Spots