The great big enormous turnip

This is a story of a well known nursery tale and it is told with a string game. I include links here for the two string games that I use: the ‘yam thief’ and the ‘cup and saucer’. Although my hands are busy, I am able to make eye contact with the children at regular intervals for long periods and of course, there are plenty of opportunities for predictions about what will happen, and questions about how the animals might sound, and the repetitive pattern invites the children to participate. The clapping also engages them and enables them to be engaged with their eyes, their hands and their voices! a win win!