This is a great fun game and easy to set up at home. All you need is a saucepan (or a bowl) and a few items that rhyme. This activity supports and demonstrates children’s incredible listening skills. They are able to match lots of rhyming words to go in to our silly soup – you my like to show them the photo and see if they can remember which words rhyme!
A great way to start is to give them a word such as ‘cat’ and ask them … does cat sound the same as fox? cat and fox? no…. Does cat sound the same as moon? cat and moon? no….. does cat sound the same as hat? cat and hat? Yes!! Some chilren may be able to select two rhyming items without much prompting if they already have the hang of what it means to hear rhyming words.
If you’re child is at home for the Easter holidays – you might like to give this activity a go. Just find some items that rhyme such as a bat and a hat, then place them together and talk about which ones sound the same. (Just 2 or 3 pairs of items will make it easier for them to hear which ones match as you say them) When you find a pair that rhyme – you put them in to your ‘silly soup’ saucepan and sing the following song:
We’re making lots of silly soup
We’re making sop that silly
We’re going to put it inthe fridge
To make it nice and chilly
(Say the words that rhyme as your child puts them in and then use a giant imaginary spoon to mix them up!)
We’d love to know if you give this a go at home! Please pop any photos or experiences on your tapestry account.
There are lots of examples of the song online to prompt your child to join in 🙂