Natural Start Alliance Conference: Traditional Games Workshop – Song Lyrics and Melodies Draft – “Blue Jay through the Forest” and “The Roving Bumblebee”

Here are two of the simplest singing circle dances. The first one is very useful when children are just beginning to learning how to work with others in a circle and how to proceed around a circle weaving in and out of the ring and ducking below upraised arms (pretend branches). The second one introduces not only weaving but the process of leading a second person by the hand during the in and out progress around the circle. Please see the sections on these games in the pdf found on the Natural Start Alliance Conference Circling the Sun, Racing the Wind Draft page. There are more detailed descriptions of these activities there.

Blue Jay, Blue Jay Through the Forest

Here Comes a Roving Bumblebee