cloud and rain songs

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  1. BethMI

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    I have looked all over and can't find a song set to a kids' song that teaches about the different kinds of clouds. Anyone know it?

    Also, I want my kids to make a thunderstorm-I forget exactly how to do it, snapping, clapping, patting thighs, etc. Anyone know what I am talking about?!:confused:

    THANKS!!!!:D
     
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    what grade are we talking about?
     
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    I've done the activity Luckyal29 suggests only with everyone in a circle. Students turn and face to one side so everyone is looking at the back of the person in front of them. A leader starts each action and the rest of the group has to listen very carefully for when it changes. Once you get to "patting hands on legs", students gently pat whoever is in front of them on the back, around the shoulder blades. This works with little incident if studens have their eyes closed- they are forced to listen and feel for the rainstorm to go around the circle that way.
     
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    Beth,
    I know exactly what "song" you mean when you say Thunder. We used to do that at Girl Scout camp, and I was a Girl Scout Leader for 12 years. I pulled out my old files, and there it was!

    Thunder (Rain Storm)
    Actions:
    Rub fingers
    Rub hands
    Tap legs
    Stomp feet
    (reverse)
     
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    Thanks everyone! The idea of doing the thunderstorm in a circle is neat!

    second grade is my level.
     
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    WOW! What I wouldn't give to be able to shoot a video like that! That was creative and well done!
     
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    Yes, I really love that one. And imagine the conversations that can occur from watching it. How can water recycle to be so many places. How can you be a puddle and then in the grandma's tea? Andthat the same water that ...*cough* traveled through the dinosaurs could still be around in the snowflakes.

    Good Conversation starter.
     
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    how do you download videos from youtube? my school doesn't allow youtube. :(
     
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    Sorry... that I don't know.


    HEY, FORUM MODERATORS!!!! Down HERE!
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    To download a youtube video:

    1. Download Real Player from www.real.com
    2. Using Internet Explorer, go to the youtube video you want to download.
    3. When you mouse over the video, there should be a button you can click on the top right-hand side that says "Download this video"
    4. Save it, and use it!
     

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