Sunday, June 16, 2013

Summertime Lemonade Charades

For the song Oh What Do You Do in the Summertime?

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Have children come up and help you figure out actions to do for each thing in the verse. (Teach to all the children, have them do it, too).

OR, bring props for action words in the verse(s). Invite children to come up.

After a verse is learned, show the children the cups of "pretend, invisible lemonade!" that you brought (cups already on the table with ice cubes in them). Invite a child to pick a cup.
This can happen two ways;
1 - the number of ice cubes in the cup is how many times you'll sing through that verse
2 - the color of the ice cube represents the number of times you'll sing through that verse

Then, SING!
and Repeat for the next verse


  • Word strips with the action words from each verse.
  • plastic ice cubes (or real ice cubes, possibly dyed colors with food dye)
  • non-see-through cups
  • word posters / words for Teachers (if desired)

Extra verses for Oh What Do You Do in the Summertime? by Ashlie Johansen of Primary Notes 29:

Do you ride on your bike
or take a long hike
in the mountains way up high?

Do you listen to birds
sing their songs without words
as they fly up high in the sky?

Do you play with your friends
when the days have no ends
until you say goodbye?

Do you cook lots of food
on the grill, bar-be-qued
and roast marshmallows by the fire?

Do you go to the park,
play until it gets dark
and go down a really big slide?

Do you give the bugs a look,
or read a good book
to page one-hundred-and-five?

Do you water the seeds,
watch the plants grow their leaves
and hope everything survives?

Do you mow the lawn,
turn the sprinklers on
and give all your friends high-fives?

Do you go on vacation,
see lots of cool places,
you can't believe your eyes?

*teacher lyric sheets preview. by Ashlie Johansen of PN29

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