Let’s start by warming up our bodies
MAKE SOME RHYTHMS
Flap arms like a butterfly and say
Flap, Flap, Flap, Flap
Wriggle your upper body like a worm and say
Wriggle Wriggle Wriggle Wriggle
Crawl fingers on legs like spiders and say
Crawl Crawl Crawl Crawl
Wriggle finger up arm like caterpillar and say
Climb Climb Climb Climb
REPEAT THE PATTERN
Say and do the actions of the warm up over and over, in a loop. Keeping to a steady beat.
Now do the pattern along to the music. Start off by saying the words and then say them in your head.
Drum Track – Groove Funk Beat – 92Bpm
There’s a tiny caterpillar on a leaf
Sing along and join in with the actions
Wriggle, Wriggle – wriggle your body
Munch, Munch – use your hands to make an eating motion
Spin, Spin – spin your hands around each other (like wind the bobbin up)
Flap, Flap – flap you arms like wings
BE A CATERPILLAR
I want you to imagine you are a caterpillar crawling around and stopping to munch on a leaf.
Get on the floor and practise moving like a caterpillar. Bring knees up under body and then flatten out. Repeat.
Practise nibbling an imaginery leaf.
Crawl to music, when you hear the music change pace pretend to eat a leaf.
The Strangers – The Caterpillar Crawl
BE A BUTTERFLY
Butterfly Dance – Dave Hubbard
Listen to the music and move around the room as a butterfly – gently flapping arms, on tip toes, drinking the nectar.
Make sure you keep in time to the music. No running. Nice and gentle.
If you don’t have room to move about you can be a butterfly standing on the spot.