We are the sunshine fairies (Twirl clockwise)
And with our sparks of light (flick fingers as sparks – right hand flicks left side/left hand flicks right side)
We shimmer and glimmer in the air (Twirl counterclockwise)
Hugging flowers with colors so bright (hug self and rub hands up and down over folded arms)
Aquella hada* (flap arms like fairy)
Que va por el sol (Hands over head as sun)
En cada ramita (Arms out as tree twigs)
Que lleva una flor. (ballet arms above head, spin in circle)
(like presenting self at court)
Viva la gala (Right arm from left side body stretched out to right side of body)
Viva el amor (Left arm from right side of body stretched out to left side of body)
Viva la gala (both arms crossed to open up at sides of body)
De aquella hada (curtsy)
This fairy (flap arms like fairy)
That goes in the sun (Hands over head as sun)
On every twig (Arms out as tree twigs)
That bears a flower. (ballet arms above head, spin in circle)
(like presenting self at court)
Long live the elegance, (Right arm from left side body stretched out to right side of body)
Long live the love (Left arm from right side of body stretched out to left side of body)
Long live the elegance (both arms crossed to open up at sides of body)
Of this fairy (curtsy)
(“Aquel Caracol” Rhymes from Mexico – http://www.mamalisa.com/?t=es&p=3374)
(From Big Voice to Tiny Voice)
I am the giant. (Stomp march – very big steps)
When I mumble and grumble,
The whole earth doth rumble.
I am the gnome. (Shovel like movement)
I dig in the ground
That gold may be found.
I am the witch, (Gallop – pretending to ride on a broom)
And I spit, and I spat
With my skinny black cat.
I am the King. (Stand with hands on hips)
I hold in my hand
The laws of the land.
I am the Knight. (Move like riding a horse)
I fight the King’s foe
With battle-axe and bow.
I am the Queen (Twirl/dance holding “gown”)
In my shining crown
And silvery gown.
I am the Lady. (Wave self with “fan” while step-ball-change from side to side)
I primp and I preen
And I follow the Queen.
I am the fairy. (Fly and flitter)
I fly in the air
And live everywhere.
I am the elf. (Hop, skip, leap)
I whisper and peep.
I hop, skip and leap.
(An English Manual for Elementary School by Dorothy Harrer)
Deep in the kingdom there spreads a great forest, (Stand like a tree)
Deep in the forest a mountain soars high; (Pointed arms above head – like mountain)
Deep in the mountain a high vaulted cavern, (Arms straight in front of body with hands above head)
Secret and solemn, where fools may not pry. (Arms made like X over body)
Deep in the cavern there stands a great granite, (Arms form circle in front of body)
Solid and silent and strong as the earth; (Stand strong with arms at sides)
Deep in the granite there glistens and gleams (Bend down and scoop up jewel)
A radiant jewel of wondrous worth. (Hold jewel in cupped hands in front of body)
(Hidden by Paul King)
(From Standing to sitting – Use silky – as magic carpet & picnic blanket to sit on floor)
A little magic carpet came sailing through the air (Run around with silky waving)
With some little fairy folk a sitting on it there*
Each had an acorn basket with a picnic lunch inside (Skip –silk in one hand – “basket” in other)
They stopped and ate their goodies (Lay silky on floor as picnic blanket)
On a stone – I sat beside it
They had frosted, tiny cookies – as round as that (Sit on silky and pretend to eat)
Some sandwiches of bees meat
And they sat and sat and sat
Lo, when the fairies flew away
A crumb could not be found (Crawl on the ground looking for crumbs)
Then I looked and looked and hunted
Over ev’ry inch of ground
*With some little pixie people
(“The Magic Carpet” from Rhymes for Little Hands by Maud Burnham)
Once I thought I heard some fairies (Cup ears)
And I looked the garden through (Hand over eyes – looking)
I peeped in every flower cup (Bend fingers slightly, keep hands together)
And in the wee buds too (Curl fingers into palms – hands still together)
I looked beneath the toadstools (On had top of toadstool other stem)
And the tufts of stripped green grass (Fingers up like grass)
Then I just sat down quietly (fold hands in lap)
To let the fairies pass!
(“In the Garden” from Rhymes for Little Hands by Maud Burnham)
Way up in the sky the fairies* fly,(Connect hands to make a fairies fly upward)
Down, Down in the flowers the fairies rest (Fly your hands downward)
With a wing on the left, (Show only one hand open to the left)
and a wing on the right, (Show the right hand open to the right)
We’ll let the dear fairies dance through the night. (Fingers wiggle and “dance”)
(Way up in the sky – Traditional children’s verse)
One, two, three, (Slowly rise to feet from sitting)
The garden is growing.
Four, five, six, (Hoeing movement)
Now it needs hoeing.
Seven, eight, nine, (Pick weeds)
Down go the weeds.
Ten, eleven, twelve, (Water Garden)
Water it needs.
Thirteen, fourteen, (Hands make rain – full movement from ceiling to floor)
Here comes a shower.
Fifteen, sixteen, (Full movement – from floor to arms above head – flower grows)
A fairies very own flower!*
*Changed line from “A carrot and a flower!”