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Action Poems for Young Children – Movement

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Action Poems

When Goldilocks went to the house of the bears

When Goldilocks went to the house of the bears (Walk on the spot).
Oh, what did her blue eyes see? (Point to their eyes)

A bowl that was huge and a bowl that was small
And a bowl that was tiny and that was all (Make increasingly smaller shapes with arms for each bowl).
And she counted them – one, two, three (Use finger to point as if counting each bowl).

When Goldilocks went to the house of the bears (Walk on the spot).
Oh, what did her blue eyes see? (Point to eyes).

A chair that was huge and a chair that was small
And a chair that was tiny and that was all (Use hands to show the increasingly smaller height and size of each chair)
And she counted them – one, two, three (Use finger to point as if counting each chair).

When Goldilocks went to the house of the bears (Walk on the spot).
Oh, what did her blue eyes see? (Point to eyes).

A bed that was huge and a bed that was small
And a bed that was tiny and that was all (Use hands to show the increasingly smaller length and size of each bed).

And she counted them – one, two, three

When Goldilocks went to the house of the bears (Walk on the spot).
Oh, what did her blue eyes see? (Point to eyes).

A bear that was huge and a bear that was small
And a bear that was tiny and that was all ((Use hands to show the increasingly smaller height and size of each bear).

There was a princess long ago, long ago, long ago, there was a princess long ago, long long ago.

There was a princess long ago, long ago, long ago, there was a princess long ago, long long ago. (In a circle everyone curtsy/bow and the  princess  is in the middle dancing).

And she lived in a big high tower, a high tower, high tower, she lived in a biigh high tower long ago, long, long ago. (put hands in “triangle” shape to make tower, princess still dances).

A wicked fairy cast a spell, cast a spell, cast a spell, cast spell. A wicked fairy cast a spell long ago, long, long ago. (Fairy chases princess about, then taps her head as casting a spell. Everyone in the circle cast spell with “wands”).

The princess slept for a hundred years etc

(Princess lies in middle of circle sleeping everyone puts head on hands as sleeping action).

A great big forest grew around etc (cross arms and hold )

A handsome prince came riding by etc (Prince runs/gallops round circle and everyone  gallops on the spot)

He took his sword and cut the trees etc (prince chops trees with arm everyone  pretend to cut treess with their arms)

He woke the princess with a kiss etc (Prince gives the princess a kiss on head/cheek/lips everyone blow kisses0

The wedding bells go ding dang ding etc (All with hands pretend to ring bells; prince and princess dance in middle)

And every bodys happy now etc (All happy, clapping, dancing, jumping etc).

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Action Poems for Young Children

girls in classroom

Action Poems

When Goldilocks went to the house of the bears

When Goldilocks went to the house of the bears (Walk on the spot).
Oh, what did her blue eyes see? (Point to their eyes)

A bowl that was huge and a bowl that was small
And a bowl that was tiny and that was all (Make increasingly smaller shapes with arms for each bowl).
And she counted them – one, two, three (Use finger to point as if counting each bowl).

When Goldilocks went to the house of the bears (Walk on the spot).
Oh, what did her blue eyes see? (Point to eyes).

A chair that was huge and a chair that was small
And a chair that was tiny and that was all (Use hands to show the increasingly smaller height and size of each chair)
And she counted them – one, two, three (Use finger to point as if counting each chair).

When Goldilocks went to the house of the bears (Walk on the spot).
Oh, what did her blue eyes see? (Point to eyes).

A bed that was huge and a bed that was small
And a bed that was tiny and that was all (Use hands to show the increasingly smaller length and size of each bed).

And she counted them – one, two, three

When Goldilocks went to the house of the bears (Walk on the spot).
Oh, what did her blue eyes see? (Point to eyes).

A bear that was huge and a bear that was small
And a bear that was tiny and that was all ((Use hands to show the increasingly smaller height and size of each bear).

 

There was a princess long ago, long ago, long ago, there was a princess long ago, long long ago.

There was a princess long ago, long ago, long ago, there was a princess long ago, long long ago. (In a circle everyone curtsy/bow and the  princess  is in the middle dancing).

And she lived in a big high tower, a high tower, high tower, she lived in a biigh high tower long ago, long, long ago. (put hands in “triangle” shape to make tower, princess still dances).

A wicked fairy cast a spell, cast a spell, cast a spell, cast spell. A wicked fairy cast a spell long ago, long, long ago. (Fairy chases princess about, then taps her head as casting a spell. Everyone in the circle cast spell with “wands”).

The princess slept for a hundred years etc

(Princess lies in middle of circle sleeping everyone puts head on hands as sleeping action).

A great big forest grew around etc (cross arms and hold )

A handsome prince came riding by etc (Prince runs/gallops round circle and everyone  gallops on the spot)

He took his sword and cut the trees etc (prince chops trees with arm everyone  pretend to cut treess with their arms)

He woke the princess with a kiss etc (Prince gives the princess a kiss on head/cheek/lips everyone blow kisses0

The wedding bells go ding dang ding etc (All with hands pretend to ring bells; prince and princess dance in middle)

And every bodys happy now etc (All happy, clapping, dancing, jumping etc).

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The Bear Hunt – A Drama Game

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Bear Hunt

REPEAT EACH PHRASE… slap thighs throughout.

Going on a bear hunt (repeat)

I’m not afraid (repeat)

Got a real good friend (children hug each other during this part…repeat)

By my side (repeat)

Oh, Oh (repeat)

What do I see? (repeat)

Oh look! It’s some tall grass! (repeat)

Can’t go over it (repeat)

Can’t go under it (repeat)

Can’t go around it (repeat)

Got to go through it (repeat… Make motions with arms like you are clearing a way thru grass)

Going on a bear hunt (repeat)

I’m not afraid ( repeat)

Got a real good friend (repeat with hugs)

By my side.(repeat)

Oh, Oh! (repeat)

What do I see? (repeat)

Oh look! It’s a tall tree.(repeat)

Can’t go over it (repeat)

Can’t go under it (repeat)

Can’t go through it (repeat)

Got to climb up it (Repeat and pretend to climb up the tree)

Going on a bear hunt (repeat)

I’m not afraid ( repeat)

Got a real good friend (repeat with hugs)

By my side.(repeat)

Oh, Oh! (repeat)

What do I see? (repeat)

Oh look! It’s a wide river. (repeat)

Can’t go over it (repeat)

Can’t go under it (repeat)

Can’t go through it (repeat)

Got to swim across it. (Repeat and pretend to swim.)

going on a bear hunt (repeat)

I’m not afraid ( repeat)

Got a real good friend (repeat with hugs)

By my side.(repeat)

Oh, Oh! (repeat)

What do I see? (repeat)

Oh look! A deep, dark cave. (repeat)

Can’t go over it (repeat)

Can’t go under it (repeat)

Can’t go through it (repeat)

Got to go in it. (repeat, close eyes as you pretend to enter the cave)

Oh,oh! It’s dark in here. (repeat)

I feel something   (repeat)

It has lots of hair!  (repeat)

It has sharp teeth!  (repeat)

It’s a bear!! (children love to scream this part)

(At this point, increase the speed of your thigh slapping and swim back through the river, back up and down the tree,

back through the tall grass, till you get safely home and lock the door.)

I’m not afraid! (Repeat)