A musical planning activity. This activity gives children the opportunity to make and express choices, plans, and decisions. It is a small group activity that can be led by an adult or a child.
Resource Support Notes:
This activity gives children the opportunity to make and express choices, plans, and decisions. It is a small group activity that can be led by an adult or a child. Children sing their own plans by joining in with a planning song to the tune of Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush.
Clicking on the image of the children in the circle will start the activity. Each image of a child in the circle is linked to a popular early years activity and the words of a planning song. Children are encouraged to consider a range of activities before taking turns to sing their own plan of what they are going to do next.
Playing the music file is by clicking on the play button. A new window will open, launching MS Media Player. Go to 'View', select Options and check the 'repeat forever' box. Finally 'Apply' and press 'OK'. The media player can be minimised by clicking on the '_' button. This will allow the music to run in the background.
Words and musical arrangement for the original song can be printed from the start screen by clicking on the musical note.
Planning cards linked to each of the 12 activities can be downloaded and used to develop further planning activities.