(hands on hips, on the highlighted beats, alternate kicking heels -left then right- out in front of you)
(repeat a couple of times, builing speed like a toungue twister)
Winter is cold (hug yourself and shiver)
There is snow in the sky (flutter fingers above your head)
The squirrel gathers nuts (pretend to gather nuts)
And the wild geese fly (flap arms)
The fluffy red fox (cup hands over head to form ears)
Has his fur to keep warm (stroke arms as if stroking fur)
The bear’s in her cave (form a cave shape with your arms)
Sleeping all through the storm (fold hands under cheek and pretend to sleep)
(from Rhythm of the Home)
Dans la foret lointaine,
On entend le hibou.
Du haut de ce grand chene
Lui repond le coucou.
Coucou, hibou, coucou, hibou, coucou, hibou, coucou!
(traditional French children's song)
(chopping to the beat)
(come to seated position again and recite softly)