I like doing themed storytimes, but sometimes it’s nice to be more casual and just read favourite new books. This song spinner keeps the spontaneity going. It’s a photo cube that spins around, a sort of manual jukebox. We sing the song that goes with the picture the spinner stops at. The pictures can swap in and out for just about anything but I like to use well-known songs that I’m unlikely to forget the lyrics to. Here are four that work really well:
Happy Face for If You’re Happy and You Know It
Barn for Old MacDonald Had a Farm
Boy for Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
Dog for BINGO
There’s no limit to pictures that could go in the spinner, but some other picture/song combinations I like are a bus with The Wheels on the Bus, a hand for The Hokey Pokey, a spider for Itsy Bitsy Spider and a teapot for I’m a Little Teapot. The centre is hollow and the lid lifts right off so storing extra pictures is easy as can be.