Thursday, October 14

Fingerplays and Movement for October

A little later than I planned, but here are our movement activities we've been using this month.

The Floppy Scarecrow

The floppy, floppy scarecrow

Guards his fields all day.

He waves his floppy, floppy hands

To scare the crows away!

(Repeat using arms, legs, head, feet)

And speaking of scarecrows if you are looking for a good scarecrow book we like this one. It is about a scarecrow that, because of his menacing looks, keeps all of the animals away. He watches the animals play from his lonely post in the field. But when winter comes and the snow falls the scarecrow becomes covered with snow and the animals are surprised to see he has turned into a friendly looking snowman. He is finally no longer lonely and even when the spring weather melts the snow, the animals have learned that he is in fact a friendly scarecrow.

And the other movement poem we've been using is:


"Come little leaves," said the wind one day.

"Come o'er the meadow with me and play.

Put on your dresses of red and gold.

Summer is gone and the days grow cold."

As soon as the leaves heard the wind's low call,

Down they came fluttering, one and all.

Over the brown fields they whirled and flew,

Singing the soft little songs they knew.

Dancing and whirling the little leaves went,

Autumn had called them and they were content.

Soon they will sleep in their soft earthly beds

Waiting for winter to cover their heads.


AndieF said...

We love the Lonely Scarecrow book! We've been reading all kinds of scarecrow books this week.

Susana said...

Thanks for sharing! I'm looking for ideas for my 2 1/2 year old and 4 year old little one's! :)