Our latest #RhymeTime activity is a Ring O’ Ring O’ Roses Sensory Bin. I have to be honest and say that I struggled to think of an activity or craft for the Ring O’ Ring O’ Roses nursery rhyme. I put a few related items into a sensory bin so Adam could use the props to sing the song. However, it turned out to be one of Adam’s favourite sensory bins!
I found two bunches of roses that were reduced at the supermarket. I cut the heads off and placed them in a yellow sensory bin. I created a buttercup meadow with green felt and yellow craft foam, a fish pond with blue felt and coloured foam sheets and finally made a pocket from black card. Together we sang the song.
“Ring O’ Ring O’ Roses…”
“A pocket full of posies, A-tishoo! A-tishoo! We all fall down.”
“The cows are in the meadow, Eating buttercups, A-tishoo! A-tishoo! We all jump up.”
“Fishes in the water, Fishes in the sea, We all jump up, With a one, two, three!”
Throughout the song Adam used the props in the sensory bin to re-enact the nursery rhyme. From getting the cows to eat the buttercups to getting the fish to jump in the water.
After a long time playing we used the Ring O’ Ring O’ Roses sensory bin to practise Adam’s fine motor skills. He managed to independently pull off each petal from the yellow and pink roses. He had a wonderful time counting each petal as he removed it and watched it drop into the sensory bin.
Once every rose petal had been placed into the sensory bin Adam set about creating a petal bed for the cow!
I would never have thought such a simple sensory bin would bring so much enjoyment to Adam. Two days later and he is still playing with it, despite the rose petals now wilting.
* Yellow and pink roses
* Green and blue felt
* Plastic toy cows
We have fallen in love with Teach Me Mommy’s Ring-O-Roses inspired fresh rose petal wreath. What a wonderful toddler craft!
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