Song of the Month

Every month the song/dance/activity will change. Many of the songs will be from my Recordings. Please print the page and do the activity with your child. Teachers may print the page to use with their classes. If you have questions, Contact Me.

October 2011

Mother Nature!

I have not recorded this little poem, but it is a big hit with my 4's and older, so I thought you'd enjoy it, too! It's a spoken rhyme with gestures to act out the text. Have fun with it – do it with a twinkle in your eye and "drama" in your voice! It's helpful to talk about "Mother Nature" – is she real, pretend, or is she a phrase that covers the force that is all nature? You choose how to characterize her.

I do not know where I learned this poem – if anyone knows the author, please contact me. I'd like to give credit where it's due!

The Poem:

Red leaves, orange leaves, yellow leaves, brown.
Big leaves, little leaves, crinkled on the ground!
Everywhere are falling leaves
Mother Nature, did you sneeze? ahhh-choo!

Movements:

Line 1: Patsch knees on the beat
Line 2: Spread hands wide, then make them almost touch. Then pat floor quickly.
Line 3: Swirl hands overhead
Line 4: Questioning hands our to sides, then big fakey sneeze into your elbow!

Age Range: Older 3's - 6 year olds really get the humor of this chant!

Purpose: rhythmic beat, gross motor movement, humor!

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