“Flap Your Wings” movement song

“Flap Your Wings”

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You don’t have to be a chicken to sing and play
along with this silly movement song! If you have 
arms and an imagination, you’re good to go!

Have children stand in a circle. Tell them that in
this song, we’re going to flap our “wings” and then
clap. This is how it goes:

(Sing to the tune of ‘Polly, Put the Kettle On’)

       Flap your wings and clap, clap, clap,
Flap your wings and clap, clap, clap,
Flap your wings and clap, clap, clap,
Then let’s turn around!
(Everyone turn around on the last line.)

Now let’s flap our wings again, but this time
stomp our feet afterwards:

       Flap your wings and stomp, stomp, stomp.
Flap your wings and stomp, stomp, stomp.
Flap your wings and stomp, stomp, stomp.
Then let’s turn around!

What else could we do after we flap our wings?
Maybe stretch up high? Roll our arms? Kick our
feet? Then ask children if they can think of more
ideas for movements. Children love to volunteer
their ideas, and it stretches their creative-thinking
skills. It also gives them self-confidence to share
ideas with the group and then have the group
try out their idea – instant positive feedback! 

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