Incy Wincy Spider Song & Story Sack
This story sack based on Incy Wincy Spider is a fun way to explore the classic nursery rhyme.
Story Sacks (also known as Treasure Boxes / Treasure Baskets) are a great way of introducing stories & rhymes. They not only support language development, but also make reading more meaningful & adds to the fun! The story sacks can be left out (as appropriate & safe) once opened & explored, so children can keep going back to them as they please.
In our Incy Wincy Story Sack we put:
- Books about spiders – see my Recommended Books section for some fab titles!
- Model Spider Toys – I used a range of different sizes and colours.
- Stick Puppets – based on the different parts of the nursery rhyme.
- A printed Incy Wincy Spider rhyme sheet copy of the nursery rhyme.
You can add any additional props to bring the rhyme to life, for example we put in a rainmaker.
Incy Wincy Spider Song & Nursery Rhyme
WHAT YOU NEED:
- Video of the nursery rhyme
- Incy Wincy Spider song & actions rhyme sheet
- Selection of musical instruments
1) Set up the video, rhyme sheet & instruments
HOW TO PLAY:
Watch the video & sing along. You could do some Incy Wincy Spider song actions & repeat these numerous times so that little ones can start trying to copy & join in.
Make your own Incy Wincy Spider Orchestra by playing along to the nursery rhyme! Let your child choose various instruments to play while you sing the Incy Wincy spider song. See if they can copy you, for example tap a toy tambourine against your leg.
WHAT YOU NEED:
1) Print & cut out our Stick Puppets (or make your own)
2) Glue to some cardboard, cut to shape & then stick to straws/lollipop sticks. We stuck the happy/sad spiders & the cloud/sun back to back to make it easier to swivel round when acting out the rhyme.
HOW TO PLAY:
Re-tell & sing the rhyme using the stick puppets. See if your toddler will join in, for example getting happy Incy to go up the drainpipe & sad Incy to come down again!
MAKE IT EASIER:
Babies are never too young for listening to rhymes & as they start to be aware of their surroundings, you can help them explore story sacks. However, is your child too young to do the actions &/or use stick puppets/instruments etc.? Try these ideas:
- Use the stick puppets to act out the rhyme yourself, encouraging baby to watch to help develop eye tracking
- Tap instruments against different parts of their body as you sing the rhyme
MAKE IT HARDER:
Is your child ready to stretch their imagination & language further? Try these ideas:
- Use the stick puppets to create their own puppet show. Extend this further by making up their own Incy Wincy story with the props
- Video your child acting out the Incy Wincy Spider song, then both watch & talk about what they are doing
- Explore the reasons why Incy Wincy is feeling happy & sad
What are you helping your little one to do?
- Develop language skills through imaginary role-play & joining in with familiar rhymes
- Promote physical development (gross & fine motor skills) by copying actions
- Explore feelings (happy & sad)
- Develop an enjoyment of reading
- Explore new objects & learn how to play with them
Does your child love joining in with the Incy Wincy Spider song?
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