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Dramatized Rhythm Plays

Mother Goose and Traditional

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Published: 1922
Language: English
Wordcount: 13,101 / 48 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 86.5
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 372
Added to site: 2007.07.11 17597

The following rhythmic plays compiled by Mr. John N. Richards of the Newark Department of Physical Education have been devised to meet the needs in the transition of Physical Education activities between the kindergarten and the first few years of the primary school.

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Permission to use words and music:-- McLoughlin Bros.

+J. W. Elliott+

[Music: Little Jack Horner sat in a corner, Eating a Christmas pie; He put in his thumb, and pulled out a plum, And said, "What a good boy am I!" Nice Plum! Nice Plum! Nice Plum! Nice Plum!]


+Miss A. E. Barth+

Formation;-- Children remain seated and move to the right side of seat.

1st Line;-- Little Jack Horner sat in a corner,

Interpretation;-- Upon the word, "sat," pupils move to the left side of seat.

2nd Line;-- Eating a Christmas pie;

Inter.;-- Upon the word, "eating," pupils encircle imaginary plate with the left arm and imitate eating with the right hand.

3rd Line;-- He put in his thumb, And pulled out a plum,

Inter.;-- Upon the word, "put," pupil imitates the action of putting thumb in pie and pulling out a plum, making the action vigorous upon the word, "pulled," stretching the arm overhead. Looks at the plum



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