Musical fun for the under 5's in and around Oxford, UK

Africa

The latest addition to the songboxes is this Africa-inspired box.  I realised many of the animals we were putting into ‘Walking in the Jungle’ would be much happier on the high velt or savannah so here’s a play scene just for them.  I really don’t need much of an excuse to visit Masons in Abingdon, one of the best haberdashers in the county, and so with a bit of felt, several fancy ribbons and some scraps from the sewing bag here it is.

The original idea for the song boxes came from Peter Lockey of Puppets by Post who was recommending a cut down shoebox and a few props for telling stories  —  like ‘story sacks’ you might get in schools but easier to store. The rest, as they say, is history!  It is also how I justify buying lots of finger puppets…

 

all songbox designs copyright Rachel Shearer