Monday, July 12, 2010

Parachute Play

Read-Aloud Books
Boing by Nick Bruel
Bounce by Doreen Cronin
Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum by Lisa Wheeler
Emily Loves to Bounce by Stephen Michael
Way Down Deep in the Deep Blue Sea by Jan Peck

Songs
Glad to See You by Peter and Ellen Allard
Icky Sticky Bubble Gum by David Belafonte
Jump in the Line by Harry Belafonte

Items to Bounce On Parachute
Colored puffballs ("Bubble Gum")  
White puffballs or crumbled balls of white paper ("Popcorn")
Five monkey puppets 
Five goldfish puppets

Bubble Gum Chants
Bubble gum, bubble gum, chew and blow,
Bubble gum, bubble gum, scrape your toe,
Bubble gum, bubble gum, tastes so sweet,
Get that bubble gum off your feet!

Bubblegum, bubblegum, in a dish.
How many pieces do you wish?
Bubblegum, bubblegum, tastes so sweet.
How many pieces can you eat? (1, 2, 3...)

Popcorn Chants
One little kernel, sleeping in the pot
Turn on the heat, and watch it pop!
(Add more "Popcorn" to bounce on parachute: Two little kernels sleeping in the pot…)

You put the oil in the pot and you let it get hot
You put the popcorn in and you start to grin.
Sizzle, sizzle
Sizzle, sizzle
Sizzle, sizzle
Sizzle, sizzle
Sizzle, sizzle
Sizzle, sizzle
POP!
(Children begin in a crouched position, knees bent, then s-l-o-w-l-y rise until the final POP! when we jump up in the air!)

Five little popcorns sitting in a pan
One got hot and it went…. BAM!
(Catch bouncing popcorn, one by one, and remove from parachute)

Monkey Activities
One little monkey swinging in the tree,
Where's another monkey to play with me?
(Add another monkey to bounce on parachute,"Two little monkeys swinging in the tree...")

Five little monkeys jumping on the bed
One fell off and bumped his head
Mama called the doctor, and the doctor said,
"No more monkeys jumping on the bed."
(Catch bouncing monkeys, one by one, and remove from parachute) 

Goldfish Activities
One little goldfish swimming in the sea,
"Where's another goldfish to swim with me?"
(Add another goldfish to bounce on parachute:"Two little goldfish, swimming in the sea...") 

Five little goldfish swimming in the sea
Teasing Mr. Shark, "You can't catch me!"
Along comes Mr. Shark, quiet as can be and -
SNAPS that goldfish out of the sea!
(Catch bouncing goldfish, one by one, and remove from parachute)

When the Parachute Goes Up
When the parachute goes up, stomp your feet
When the parachute goes up, stomp your feet
When the parachute goes high, and lifts up toward the sky
When the parachute goes up, stomp your feet
(Repeat with: bend your knees, shake your head, shout hooray!)

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