Animals, Jungle and Mini-beasts as Curriculum Topics

We’ve grouped together ‘Animals’, ‘Jungle’ and ‘Mini-beasts’ for this themed blog. Enjoy our free resources including a selection of different massage stories and a truly wonderful follow-along video to help support your amazing work with the Story Massage Programme.

Themed Nursery Rhymes

There are many different nursery rhymes centred on animals, jungle and mini-beasts that can adapted easily with the Story Massage strokes. So we have chosen two of the most popular. You can download them by clicking on their names.

Down in the Jungle

Little Peter Rabbit

Animal and Jungle Themed Massage Stories

These two massage stories are perfect for helping curriculum topics come come alive and increase engagement and communication. Try adding sensory props too. You are welcome to use them just as they are, or as templates for adding your own ideas or making them more personal for an individual or class. You can download the words and accompanying strokes by clicking on the names of the massage stories.

Animal Habitats

The Snake in the Jungle

Mini-Beast Themed Massage Stories

Mini-beasts are just perfect as a subject of creative sensory stories. These two massage stories were created by students on our online training course and we think you will love them!


Finding Mini-beasts

Lolli Ladybird Sensory Story

We were absolutely delighted to be part of a series of podcasts with the wonderful Pete Wells, The Sensory Storyteller. And here’s a real gift for you – a beautiful sensory story written by Pete Wells called Lolli Ladybird’s Got Spots. Do enjoy this massage story about mini-beasts with the message that we are made a bit differently and we are just great the way we are. You can download the words here:

Lolli Ladybird

You can listen to the podcast and get lots of ideas for sensory props here: Lolli Ladybird Podcast 

And follow-along with the video:

More about the Story Massage Programme

The Story Massage Programme combines the benefits of positive, respectful touch with the creativity and engagement of rhymes, songs and stories. Ten simple massage strokes form the basis of the programme. These strokes have a child friendly name, such as The Circle or The Sprinkle, and an easy to recognise symbol.  It is a fully inclusive activity, no clothing is removed and no oil is used.

Would you like to train in the Story Massage Programme?

Would you like to learn more? Sign up for our Story Massage Online Course and help share the benefits with the children or adults in your care – at home or at work. Check here for the reviews from people who are using the programme at work and at home with adults and children of all ages and abilities: Five Star Feedback.

We teach you how to share the ten Story Massage strokes and work with you to adapt familiar stories and even create some sensory stories of your own. Ideal for all teachers, SEN staff, support staff, therapists, Early Years practitioners,  those working with people with additional needs, Baby Massage Instructors, Relax Kids Coaches… everyone with an interest in sharing positive touch activities with children and adults of all ages and abilities.