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Incy Wincy Spider Nursery Rhyme Props

We love activities for nursery rhymes and songs here on Rainy Day Mum. They are a great way to link playing, learning and creating together. One of our favourite songs to sing with our babies, toddlers and preschoolers is Incy Wincy Spider. Today we’re sharing with you some Nursery Rhyme Props to use with your tots to sing along to Incy Wincy Spider.

Incy Wincy Spider Nursery Rhyme Props for use with Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers

Incy Wincy Spider Nursery RHyme

You may know this rhyme as Itsy Bitsy Spider if you are in the USA but here in the UK, we call it Incy Wincy Spider. The words to this classic baby nursery rhyme can be found below.

Incy Wincy Spider, climbed up the water spout.
Down came the rain and washed the spider out.
Out came the sunshine and dried up all the rain.
And Incy Wincy Spider climbed up the spout again.

How to Use the Incy Wincy Spider Story Telling Props

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Although we tend to use them to sing along with the baby holding them above or to the side of them as our tots get older we like to use them either for rhyme and storytelling treasure baskets or in a story sack.

Setting up Treasure Baskets and Story Sacks for TOts to Use

If you are setting this up as a basket then a nice wooden bowl or woven basket works well.

This can then be filled with the objects for the particular activity. When I do this activity with G I have a wooden bowl that I fill with the props so I can easily reach them as we sing the song together.

incy wincy spider treasure basket ready for playing with toddlers and preschoolers
Incy Wincy Spider Nursery Rhyme Props in a bowl ready for singing, playing and having fun with babies, toddlers and preschoolers.

On the other hand, a story sack is easier to store especially if you are going to put together multiple ones. I like to store ours in fabric bags we then use fabric markers to decorate and add the names to them.

incy wincy spider nursery rhyme props

How to Make Your Own Incy Wincy Spider Nursery Rhyme Props

Cerys Parker
Simple to make nursery rhyme props to use to sing songs with babies or as a story sack or treasure basket activity with toddlers and preschoolers
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Equipment Needed

  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun

Materials Needed

  • Craft foam black, white, blue
  • 1 sheet Tissue paper yellow
  • Craft stick
  • Ribbon
  • Googly eyes 4


  • Draw a cloud shape on the white craft foam. Cut out with scissors.
    rain cloud for craft foam
  • On the blue craft foam, draw and cut out some drop shapes for your raindrops.
  • Cut different lengths of ribbon for them to hang down from the cloud.
  • Cut a circle from the black craft foam for the spider's body.
  • Now cut 8 leg shapes.
    incy wincy spider ready to construct
  • With a hot glue gun attach the legs to the back of the spider's body.
  • Glue 4 googly eyes to the front of the spider along the bottom.
  • On the back of the spider glue a craft stick in place.
  • Glue the ribbon to the back of each of the raindrops.
    rain drops on ribbons for the rain came down in the nursery rhyme Itsy Bitsy Spider
  • Now glue the ribbons to the cloud.
  • Scrunch up the tissue paper into a semi-sphere to make the sun.
    scrunched up tissue paper for a sun
  • Now you are ready to play.
Keyword nursery rhyme props, nursery rhymes, story telling props
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Easy to make Incy Wincy Spider Nursery Rhyme Props

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