Five Festive Rhymes for Christmas

Follow-along with five festive rhymes adapted for the Story Massage Programme and demonstrated by Mary Atkinson, co-founder of the programme. We encourage you to relax and enjoy some feel-good time together. And you would like more free Christmas resources (including a PDF of 30 stories, songs and rhymes adapted with Story Massage strokes) then take a look here: Free Christmas Story Massage Resources. 


Snowflake, Snowflake in the Sky

You can download the words and strokes here: Snowflake, Snowflake


Rudolph, Rudolph

You can download the words and strokes here: Rudolph, Rudolph


 Incy Wincy Christmas Spider

You can download the words and strokes here: Incy Wincy Christmas Spider


Twinkle, Twinkle Christmas Star

You can download the words and strokes here: Twinkle, Twinkle Christmas Star


Penguin, Penguin

You can download the words and strokes here: Penguin, Penguin


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 Story Massage?

Have these festive rhymes inspired you to learn more? We offer a flexible Story Massage Online Course to give you the skills and confidence to share the benefits of the programme with the children or adults at home or work.

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 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.


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