“This is our ‘Winter’ tree” circle game for home, playgroup or kindergarten

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23Aug
This little bare branch tree has been sitting on my nature table for the past few weeks.
You’ll see that there are lots of paper ‘blossoms’ loosely attached to tree.
Each one of these has a little ‘action’ task on it-
perhaps to ‘Jump up and down, like Kangaroo brown’,
or ‘side step, side step, back and forth you go’,
or ‘slide like a slippery snake along the floor’.
After our singing time, we finish with the game.
All the children and mama’s and papa’s dance on the spot, whilst the children wait for their turn to pick a blossom.  (Sometimes, two children just couldn’t wait and picked a blossom at the same time. We just did two actions in a row).  When the child finish their turn, it is time to go and put on shoes for outside play.
Here is the little song we sang:
This is our winter tree
Shining, shining, down on me
Pick a blossom, let it fall
Reveal to all. 
(This game could also be used in Autumn.)
For Spring/Summer, you might change the words to:
This is our Spring tree
Shining, shining, down on me
Pick a blossom for the vase today
Let’s dance and sing and play 

2 Responses to ““This is our ‘Winter’ tree” circle game for home, playgroup or kindergarten”

  1. KJ

    Hi Amber, what an awesome idea!!! I’m going home this afternoon to create a winter tree… In what tune do you sing your song?? :) KJ

  2. Amber Greene

    If only I could work out how to upload a tune from my I tunes… I tape them all but I will write it up and attach it here today for you.

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