This craft/activity was done some time ago for my 18-month-old when he was still babbling, and I would guess most of his words. It was getting frustrating for him when I would not understand the poem he wanted me to sing along. So we came up with these singing craft sticks.
Writing the poem on each and making a small picture to match made us both happy. We both understood each other. He relates to the picture and me to words.


  • wide craft sticks Dozen
  • permanent markers Couple of different colors
  • 1 small plastic cup or container Few as per your like


  1. Write the name of each song or rhyme on the appropriate stick.
    Draw a picture which relates to the song. (If your kid is old enough let him draw and you can write on the back of the stick.
  2. This sparks creativity and ownership)
    Place all the sticks in a plastic cup or container.
  3. Tip: These sticks serve as great storytelling tools. (of course spontaneous). Enjoy and write as much you like what rhymes/songs are yours and your little one's fav.

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  • A educational craft project,very clever!


  • Words and pictures to suit everyone. Great idea.


  • Parents are so clever with their kids!! Well done Mumma


  • What a great idea. Thank you


  • Such a wonderful idea and having the words & pictures.


  • Oh you’re so creative! What a clever idea! I’m sure you had as much fun making these as you do performing them


  • Gorgeous idea for a toddler. Love it.


  • Great idea, and its also good as a reminder of different songs to sing, as it is easy to fall into a rut of singing the same ones over and over.


  • Aww what a sweet way to communicate. I’ve drawn picture of a few activities for when we’re bored


  • What a great idea thanks for sharing.


  • A cute little keepsake


  • Yes communication tools are important.
    Our 6yr old has Down Syndrome and Visuals are so important in every day communication.
    We have at the moment a PODD book being made (PODD is a way of organising whole-word and symbol vocabulary in a communication book or speech generating device to support expression and understanding of language for people with complex communication needs).


  • It’s a great idea. One of the biggest struggles in the early years is communication. Even now at almost four my son can be difficult to understand and trying to guess what he is saying just results in both of us getting ticked off, especially as he begins shouting. It is often deliberate from him though!

    • Signing in those early years can be of great help too mom290396 ! I think it’s normal for our little ones to get frustrated when misunderstand, I would get frustrated too if it was me !


  • excellent idea and very creative thank you


  • Love this idea, very cute indeed


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