Here is a nursery rhyme that is not very well known.

ABC, tumbledown D,

The cat’s in the cupboard

And can’t see me.

You can have a lot of fun changing different elements of this rhyme. Here are some suggestions. If you go to the Crispy Crow page, you will find an MP3 file where you can listen to some of these ideas:

  • Think of different animals to use instead of the cat
  • Think of different places for the animal to be instead of the cupboard – such as in the sink, under the chair, behind the curtain etc
  • Use three different letters instead of ABC. They don’t even have to consecutive letters in the alphabet, just three letters your child knows
  • Put your child’s name in the rhyme –he will think it is so funny to be in the cupboard – or somewhere else he thinks of!!