Nothing makes the winter brighter than listening to Ella Fitzgerald sing Winter Wonderland (available here). Children love this beat choreography that includes lots of snow-related motions.
Intro: Hold hands in front of body and wiggle them.
Sleigh bells ring (32 microbeat section): Tap hands on legs. (microbeats)
Gone away (32 microbeat section): Tap hands on alternating legs (2 on one leg; 2 on the other leg; repeat for the section). (microbeats)
In the meadow (32 microbeat section): "Build" a snowman by patting snow on the sides of a snowman in front of you (2 pats in the air with one hand; 2 pats with the other hand; repeat for the section) Keep making the snowman taller and taller.
Later on (32 microbeat section): Shovel snow. Make smooth shoveling and throwing snow over your shoulder movements. (macrobeats*)
Are you listening? (32 microbeatbeat section): "Catch" snowflakes. Take a small step forward with one leg and extend arm/hand on same side forward to gently catch a snowflake while you lean slightly forward. Bring arm and leg back to starting position. Repeat with other side. (macrobeats)
In the meadow (32 microbeat section): Stomp snow off of boots. March/stomp in place. Can be done to microbeats or macrobeats.
Later on (32 microbeat section): "Sweep" snow off car with hands. Make a windshield wiper motion with right hand. Repeat with left hand. (1 macrobeat for each "sweep") Repeat for a total of 16 "sweeps."
Tag ending: Pretend to make a snowball and throw it. End with a few more rapidly fired snowballs.
*two microbeats = one macrobeat
Copyright (c) 2010 Patricia Gingras