Saturday, 12 March 2016

Summer Circle Time Collection

{ Summer Circle-Time Collection }

~ Opening Verse ~
Good morning dear earth
Good morning dear sun
Good morning dear trees
and flowers, every one.

Good morning dear animals
and birds in the tree
Good morning to you
Good morning to me

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Strawberry Verse 
I found a strawberry,
A ripe, red strawberry,
That was growing in the sun.

Then I washed it,
And I ate it,
And I picked another one!

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Blueberry Verse 
Blueberry, blueberry, how do you grow?
With sun and water, don't you know.
First blooms a flower that looks so sweet,
then grows a blueberry, a tasty treat!

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The Cherry Tree (Fingerplay)
I found a little cherry stone,
(make a circle with the fingers of one hand)
I put it in the ground
(mime dropping a seed inside the circle).
And when I came to look at it,
A tiny shoot I found
(slowly push an index finger up through the circle)

The shoot grew up and up each day, and soon became a tree;
(bring hand and arm up through the circle and then splay fingers like branches)
I picked the rosy cherries then, and ate them for my tea!
(pretend to pick a cherry off each finger and pop cherries in mouth)

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Summer (Verse)
Come out, come out this sunny day
The fields are sweet with new mown hay
The birds are singing loud and clear
For summer time once more is here

So bring your rakes and come and play
And toss and tumble in the hay
The sweet wild roses softly blow
All pink and white the roses grow

The nodding daisies in the grass
Lift up their heads to hear you pass
Upon this happy, sunny day
When you come out to make the hay.

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If I were a Farmer (Action Song)
If I were a farmer, a farmer, a farmer.
If I were a farmer, what would I do?
I would feed the hungry chickens/milk the cows each morning… etc.
That’s what I’d do!

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Long green snakes in the grass are we,
Our tail is far away,
We wriggle and wriggle and twist and turn
As in and out we sway.

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This is a house for a robin
(make a nest with hands)

This is a hive for a bee
(two fists together to make a hive)

This is a hole for a bunny
(thumbs and pointers on both hands to make hole)

And this is a house for me!
(Arms and hands form roof overhead)

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Pygmy Possum (finger play)
Here is a tree-hole.
(Bend fingers on one hand)
Inside is a Possum.
(Put thumb inside fingers.)
See she comes out
(Pop out thumb)
When Banksia blossoms.

She stays out all summer
In sunshine and heat.
She hunts in the bush
(Mimic picking and eating berries)
For berries to eat.

When snow starts to fall.
(fingers fluttering moving side to side)
She hurries inside
(Bend fingers of one hand)
her warm little home
And there she will hide.
(Put thumb inside fingers.)

Snow covers the ground
(Place one hand over the other.)
Like a fluffy white rug.
Inside Possum sleeps
(pretend to be sleeping)
All cozy and snug.

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O Dandelion (song)
O Dandelion, yellow as gold, what do you do all day?
“I just wait here in the tall, green grass, ’till the children come to play.”

O Dandelion, yellow as gold, what do you do all night?
“I wait and wait, while the cool dew falls, and my hair grows long and white.”

And what do you do when your hair grows white, and the children come to play?
“They take me in their dimpled hands, and blow my hair away!”

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Butterfly Song
Flutter, flutter butterfly
Floating high up in the sky
Floating by for all to see
Floating by so merrily
Bye, Bye, butterfly!

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Butterfly Game
Dancing among the flowers with dainty painted wings
Flits the golden butterfly, joy to my heart she brings
Stopping only for a rest to sip the morning dew
Then flits and flutters off again
Butterfly, I can't catch you!

(Children sit in a circle with hands held up and cupped on top of head acting as flowers. Butterfly dances inside the circle, flitting in and out of the space between seated children. Butterfly stops behind one child in circle for a rest, bends, and sips dew by tickling a flower in the child's palms. Flower child jumps up and chases butterfly back to his place, then becomes the next butterfly. Repeat game with new butterfly.)

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Here is a beehive (action rhyme)
Here is a beehive
But where are the bees?
Hiding away where nobody sees!
See them come crawling out of their hive:

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What do you suppose? (action rhyme)
What do you suppose?
A bee sat on my nose!
Then what do you think?
He gave a little wink and said:
“I beg your pardon,
I thought you were the garden!”

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Little Bees
Little bees work very hard,
making golden honey.
Taking nectar from the flowers,
when the days are sunny.

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Two Little Chicks
Two little beaks went tap, tap, tap!
Two little shells went crack, crack, crack!
Two fluffy chicks peeped out, and oh,
they like the looks of the big world so.
They left their houses without a fret,
and two little shells are now to let!

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I love Summer (poem)
I love summer!
Summer is hot.

It's sun and shade.
It's water to wade.

It's frogs and bugs.
It's grass for rugs.

It's eating outside.
It's a tree-swing ride.

It's tomatoes and corn.
It's dew in the morn.

It's dogs and boys
And lots of noise.

It's a hot sunny sky.
It's summer. That's why.....
I love summer!

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