I make up songs all day long. Emily often asks, “Mom did that just pop into your head?” Yes it did. Every once in awhile one sticks. This clean up song is as good as GOLD. Emily jumps right in to clean up as soon as I start singing. I can even have my backed turned and wash dishes and Emily calls out, “Sing the blanket song”, “Sing the harmonica song’, “Sing the book song” and then cleans it up. To the tune of I’m a Little Teapot (well the first half, maybe it is different…):
I’m a little (sock/pillow/block/etc.) on the floor,
And I don’t want to be there any more.
Pick me up and put me away,
So we’ll be ready for a new day.
Once the room is cleaned up we play together or read together until dinner. Yesterday we settled in to read books after coming in from sledding (it took until February to have snow to play in, and we took advantage!). Nathan was particularly interested in the Truck Stop book.