Spring Has Sprung!

 

Spring has finally sprung in Calgary, Alberta! Even as I type this, I feel as if I am going to jinx this beautiful weather we have been having! Our winter was extremely harsh this year and it feels incredible to finally get outside for some fresh spring air. If you work with kids you can see that they too have ants in their pants and need to get outside and get active! I have used this intervention in the past during the winter months (with different lyrics) but feel it is equally effective in the spring months. The song is based around spring/summer activities. I recommend preparing a visual aid with different spring time activity options (playing tag, skipping, hopscotch). You can try to generate ideas without the visual and if anyone is stumped you can pass them the aid to choose an activity from. A great (and free!) resource to lay out your chosen activity visuals in is Photovisi (I recommend laminating this resource because everyone can get a bit rowdy and toss it around!).

Spring Time Is Here!

Spring time is here,

lets give a cheer!

Winter time has come and gone,

I see green grass on the lawn –

There’s so many things to do

*insert name* can you give us a clue?


**child mimes a spring time action that they have chosen themselves or from the visual aid.

Lets all go *insert chosen action*.

It’s easy if you try.

**Children get up and mime action around the room – improvise on chords **

There’s so many things to do, *insert name* can you give a clue.

**Repeat until all everyone in the group has had a turn.**

Spring time is here,

lets give a cheer!

Winter time has come and gone,

I see green grass on the lawn –

There’s so many things to do

Lets bid winter time adieu.

Julie Lowry - Using music to communicate, learn, empower, adapt and realize our full potential.