Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Silly Soup a learning game.

One of the things that you child might do at school is a rhyming game called "Silly Soup" its very simple ad you can play it at home. You just simply have to make some picture cards of a box,fox etc basically words that rhyme.

Rhyming soup

Ask a small group to sit in a circle so they can see a selection of rhyming objects (e.g.
rat, hat, cat) placed on the floor. Use a bowl and spoon as props to act out the song.
Invite the children, in turn, to choose an object to put into the soup and place it in the
bowl. After each turn, stir the soup and sing the following song to recite the growing list of
things that end up in the soup.
Sing the first part of the song to the tune of ‘Pop Goes the Weasel’:
I’m making lots of silly soup
I’m making soup that’s silly
I’m going to cook it in the fridge
To make it nice and chilly
In goes… a fox… a box… some socks…

Silly soup
Provide the children with a selection of items with names that begin with the same sound.
Show them how you can make some ‘silly soup’ by putting ‘ingredients’ (e.g. a banana,
bumble bee and bug) into a pan in the role-play area.
Allow the children to play and concoct their own recipes. Play alongside them without
influencing their choices. Commentate and congratulate the children on their silly recipes.
Recite each child’s list of chosen ingredients. Make the pattern clear by emphasising the
initial sound. By observing mouth movements draw the children’s attention to the way we
start each word and form sounds.

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