Fun Day Monday

I thought I would share one of our favourite activities with you this morning. We call it, “What’s in the bag?” and it’s based on an activity that they do at the Book Bug sessions that we go to.

All you need for this activity is:

  • A bag
  • An assortment of small toys that you can relate to a song (I use a penguin, a turtle, a doll, a duck, a monkey, an elephant and a Peter Rabbit)

and all you do is:

  • Sit in a circle (this is best done with more than one child although you could just take it in turns together if there are only two of you) and pass the bag around the circle whilst singing, “I wonder what’s in the bag today, the bag today, the bag today, I wonder what’s in the bag today, shall we look and see?”
  • Get one of the children to pick out a toy and then you sing the song relating to that item together
  • Repeat the process until all of the animals have come out of the bag
  • As an extension to this activity when we put the toys back in the bag we have to pretend to be whatever that toy is

This is a great activity for teaching turn taking as well as for learning the words to songs and for some pretend play too. It’s certainly one of our favourites and I always have a filled bag on hand ready to grab at anytime I think the children need an activity to wake them up a bit!