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Saturday, September 24, 2011


One, two, three
gray dolphins
(counting, hold up three fingers)
glad to be alive,
(make swimming motions with arms)
deep in the ocean,
(bend over, hands stretching toward floor)
down they dive.

Three gray dolphins
(hold up three fingers)
swimming in the sea,
(make swimming motions)
up they jump,
(arms stretch high over head)
One, two, three.
(jump three times)

     Oh, I had fun writing this action rhyme.  So this is today's challenge.  Write your own action rhyme.  Close you eyes for a moment, when you open them write your rhyme about the first thing you see.  I actually tried this and here is what I came up with:

One television set
(hold up one finger)
feeling sad and blue.
(use a finger to outline a frown on your face)
He turned around
(turn around)
and then there were two.
(hold up two fingers)
(Or you could start with one child being the TV and have a second child join him.)

1 comment:

  1. I love this dolphin action rhyme! You should submit it to Highlights! They are always looking for those! Nice job, Joy!