February 28, 2012

Gramma Grampa Tat

So here's a strange little chant I found quite randomly somewhere. Sorry, bad librarian that I am, not to provide a reference. I'd imagine chanting this song with preschoolers, starting out slowly, and then building up to a dizzying speed -- having the kids turing around for the last bits until they collapse on the floor. And then they'll get up and want to do it all over again. You could easily stretch this out longer - asking children what they would like to do with their bodies. Make it challenging, let them come up with ideas. And let's see what happens.

Gramma Grampa Tat
Wave one hand like that
Gramma Grampa Tat
Wave the other hand like that
Gramma Grampa Tat
Stamp your feet like that
Gramma Grampa Tat
Turn around like that
Funny old Gramma
Funny old Grampa
Sit back down like that!

Who knows where these things come from? I certainly don't. And that's the beauty of it.

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