“The Rose” courtesy of Gualberto107 / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
If you sing the Autumn Leaves song with scarves (see the blog post below this one), you might like to finish up with this poem about a flower. I first show my students a picture of a flower with leaves. I then use 27-inch hemmed scarves from West Music.com (item #540053). These scarves expand beautifully for this poem. However, you can use other scarves as well.
To begin, scrunch up the scarf in your hands, so that it can’t be seen.
Flower Poem (with scarves)
adapted by K. Kampa
Here’s a leaf, and here’s a leaf.
(Pretend that your thumbs are leaves. Wiggle one thumb, then the other.)
Count them. 1-2.
(When you count 1-2, move your thumbs up and to the side.)
Here’s a bud.
(Open your hands slightly to reveal the scrunched up scarf.)
Here’s a flower,
(Open your hands a little more.)
blooming just for you.
(Open your hands and let the scarf ‘bloom’ like a flower.)
Here’s a video to show you how you might do it (click on the arrows in the lower right corner of the screen to see the full picture):