Community Level 2-Familiar


Materials: None

How To Play: Chant the verses below with the actions/gestures indicated.

1. My Aunt came back from Old Japan and brought with her
an elegant fan.
(Fan yourself)

2. My Aunt came back from Old Algiers and brought with her a pair of shears. (Fan and pretend to have scissors.)

3. My Aunt came back from Holland too and brought with her some wooden shoes. (Fan, scissors and tap feet.)

4. My Aunt came back from Waterloo and brought with her some gum to chew. (Fan, scissors, tap, and chew)

5. My Aunt came back from Niagara Falls, and brought with her, some ping pong balls. (Fan, scissors, tap, chew, and move head back and forth)

6. My Aunt came back from the Alley Oops and brought with her some hula Hoops! (Fan, scissors, tap, chew, move head back and forth and now move body in circular hula hoop motion)

7. My Aunt came back from the Hebrides, and brought with her, some itchy fleas.
(Fan, scissors, tap, chew, move head back and forth, move body in
circular hula hoop motion, and squirm as if you might have fleas)

8. My Aunt came back from the New York fair, and brought with her, a rocking chair. (Fan, scissors, tap, chew, move head back and forth, move body in circular hula hoop motion, squirm, and add rocking motion)

9. My Aunt came back from Timbuktu and brought her some clowns like You! (Leader points to group!)

Plan for Success:
Model and practice the song and the actions and gestures separately.
If too much confusion occurs once these parts are integrated, return to
modeling and practicing.

Variations: The following verses offer a variation on
the words. Invent your own gestures and actions to match the words, or
even invent new words as the group masters the game.

My aunt came back from Simpson sears and she brought me back a pair of shears.
My aunt came back from the village square and she brought me back a rocking chair.
My aunt came back from Holland too and she brought me back a wooden shoe.
My aunt came back from a hollow tree and she brought me back an itchy flea.
My aunt came back from the city zoo and she brought me back SOME NUTS LIKE YOU!

 

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