Sunday, September 26, 2010


Tune: B-I-N-G-O!

W-I-N-D-Y,  (Clap and spell)

W-I-N-D-Y,  (Clap and spell

W-I-N-D-Y,  (Clap and spell)
Spin with the wind and let’s go!

Let’s spin, with the wind
Let’s spin, with the wind
Let’s spin, with the wind
Spin with the wind and whoa! (stop)

Change spin to float, whirl, leap, slide, glide, roll, skip, dance, waltz (walk down, up, up), rock, bounce, flap, limp, jive, kick, mop, pull, reach, or wave.

The Life of a Leaf    
(Movement Education)

You are a tiny leaf bud on a tree.  In the spring you grow into a small leaf.  When the rain falls down you grow into a big leaf.  You twist and turn all summer to find the sun.  With all your leaf friends you make an umbrella of shade (kids can clump together) to keep people cool.  Now slide away to your own space.
One day it gets cool and you tremble slowly.  You better hold on to your branch tightly.  Because it’s so cold, you turn into a bright orange leaf.  The wind lifts you up and down.  The wind rocks you side to side.  It gets colder every day so you shake.  You shake faster and faster.   You twist and spin and hold on to the branch with all your strength.  
Suddenly you can’t hold on, so you fly around the yard.  You love being free so you dance.  Now bounce up as high as you can.   Slide low under a bush.  Now hop as fast as you can.  Stop and reach to the sky.  A gust of wind pushes you into a whirl.  

You land in the stream, and float slowly down the hill.  You’re getting tired so you hug a giant rock.  The water is pushing against you.  Climb up to the top of the rock.  Balance on one part of you.  You wave to your friends on the tree.  You want to get back so you leap as far as you can.  You fall into the stream and dive deep.  You swim then pop up for some air.  At last you rest on the shore.  You pick up your head when you hear your friend Doug.  You laugh out loud to see all your friends come together again.

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1 comment:

Susanne Drazic said...

Hi Kathy. I like the W-I-N-D-Y Song to the tune of B-I-N-G-O. Neat idea. I can see preschool and kindergarten students dressed up in fall colors performing this song.