(by Laurie McBride)
Today I taught the first verse of "On a Golden Springtime" and used a self-made puppet as a visual aid.
The way I used it was this;keep in mind the seed is on your hand, worn like a
mitten or sock puppet.
|On a golden springtime......||just hold up the asleep side of the seed with your right hand|
|Underneath the ground.....||move the seed below my left arm- which I held parallel to the floor as to represent the ground.|
|A tiny seedling lay asleep until the sun shone down...||I turned my hand 90 degrees so that now the seed was sideways and looked like it was sleeping.|
|Awake, awake oh little seed, push
upward to the
|the seed slowly goes upright again and moves upward towards the parallel arm.|
|The day is
bright with all your might push upward to
|Have the happy face side of the mitten exposed now and have it "grow" up from under the "ground" and once completely above the parallel arm/ground I used both hands to start turning the "mitten" inside-out and therefore expose the sunflower which has been hidden up until this point. This gives the "illusion" that a flower is growing from the seed and it looks like it is on a mound of dirt when the mitten is inside-out.|
I had a feeling that the junior kids would like it, but I was very surprised
when the boys in the Valiant 11 class exclaimed, "cool!"