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.
Listen to the whole song on H.U.M. - All Year Long! or hear it here:
Still stuck indoors, watching the rain, wind and weather? This chant will get you and your child(ren) moving! It's fun and easy!
There was a man in our town
repeat it as many times as you like!
Walk around the room, slowly as you say the words. Turn around and go the other way on "other way!" Repeat, but getting a little faster each time – running if space allows. If a child has trouble getting turned around, either hold their hand, or walk behind them and just as the turn comes, hold their shoulders and help them get turned around. Don't allow children in a group to go against traffic – it's dangerous!
Age Range: 2 – 7 years old!
Purpose: Self control, learning a group dynamic, cooperation
Make a "Windy Day" Art Project
Mix up some delicious fingerpaint by making a box of cooked pudding, cool to room temperature (pick a yummy flavor or color - chocolate is always a favorite!) You can purchase "fingerpaint paper" if you want to keep the finished product, or just put a 1/2 cup glob on a clean table or flat surface and let the kids make the wind of their imaginations with their fingers. You can probably get sound effects recordings at your public library – play some wind sounds in the background. Note: if some of the pudding disappears, look for smiles and sticky lips on your little Picassos! WHOOSH!