I first made a rhyme sack when G was a baby and since then have used it at home, with friends, at church, at library sessions and more. We still have the same rhyme sack, a little tatty now but very well loved. And now becoming a firm favourite of Baby T.
They are very simple to make – just collect a selection of toys that represent your favourite nursery rhymes and put them in a bag. We have Humpty Dumpty; a Dingle Dangle Scarecrow; a plastic boat for Row Row Row your boat; a spider for Incy Wincy; a teddy for Round and Round the Garden; a fish for 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; a mouse for Hickory Dickory Dock; a cow for Old Macdonald and we add more as we learn new songs.
Some toys you can pick up anywhere but we love the puppets from The Puppet Company for particular rhymes .
Today there was a lovely moment when I heard E teaching Baby T rhymes using the rhyme sack puppets.
I think the first time we came across them was at a SureStart centre but lots of under 5s venues use them. Why not have a go at making one?