The rain game

This game encourages your child to make sounds to tell a story.

The story goes like this:

‘I think it’s going to rain. The sky is getting darker. The wind is starting to blow.’ Then start to blow through your cupped hands to make a noise. Encourage your child to join in too, and do the actions in bold.

‘I can hear the rain falling.’ Tap one finger into the palm of your hand to make a rain sound.

‘It’s raining harder.’ Now tap four fingers to make the sound louder.

‘It’s starting to thunder.’ Clap your hands quietly and build up to faster, louder claps.

‘Phew, the thunder is stopping.’ Clap quieter.

‘The rain is stopping too.’ Tap your fingers softer and softer.

‘Listen. The wind is getting quieter.’ Make soft wind sounds.

‘The storm is over. Now we can go to bed.’

See if your child will join in on any of the sounds. This is a useful game for getting excited children ready for quiet time.

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