Most of the kids at the Brampton events are young, so we try to discourage too much running as we don't want an accident.
Here are some of the favourite songs of moms and kids in Brampton:
Action Songs: (to the tune of Shake Our Sillies Out)
We’re Going to Shake, shake, shake the parachute x3 and reach up to the sky
Shake the parachute high, shake the parachute low, shake the parachute high
And up and down we go x3
Shaky, Shaky, Shaky, shaking's fun to do, shaky, shaky, shaky, I want to shake with you
Well, then, shake a little faster, shake a little slower, shake a little higher, shake a little lower
Come Under My Umbrella , umbrella, umbrella, come under my umbrella it’s starting to rain
It’s thundering it’s lightening the weather is frightening, Come under my umbrella it’s starting to rain.
Make a Mushroom – on the count of 3 hold the handle and all go under the parachute
Sit in a Circle holding a handle:
Go Round and Round the Circle x3 as we have done before (make circles)
Go In and Out the Window x3 as we have done before (in and out with hands)
Climb Up and Down the Staircase x3 as we have done before (up and down with hands)
Shake hands with the parachute x3 as we have done before. (shake parachute with hands)
Babies lies on their back, moms gently wave the parachute above them:
Red and Yellow and Green and Blue, these are the colours over you
Red like the apple, green like the tree, yellow like the sun and blue like the sea
Red and yellow and green and blue, these are the colours over you.
Calming Song: Put the parachute on the floor and sit on it facing your partner holding hands:
Row, Row, Row Your Boat, gently down the stream, merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily life is but a dream
Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream, if you see a crocodile don't forget to scream
Row row row your boat gently to the shore, if you see a lion don't forget to roar
Row row row your boat gently in the bath, if you see a tall giraffe, don't forget to laugh
Children sit in centre of parachute, moms walk in a circle holding handle:
Ring Around the Rosie, pocket full of posies, Hush-a Hush-a we all fall down
Cows in the meadow eating buttercups Hush-a Hush-a we all jump up!
Craft or Snack Time: the parachute is good for other purposes too!