Since Thumbelina has become our favourite tale of this spring and my little daughter keeps searching for Thumbelina in every tulip she sees, I prepared all necessary things to make the fairy tale come to life.
She planted the seed and she watered it generously. We sang a song:
Mighty pretty motion, too-da-la, too-da-la
Rise, shugar, rise!
And then she was born herself - emerging from a red sack - you're my little Thumbelina! -I exclaimed.
There was a little girl with a little curl right in the middle of her forehead.
When she was good, she was verry verry good,
But when she was bed she was horrid.
A basin made her a bed (nutshel in original) in which she was stollen away from her house by an ugly toad.
Lulaby was sang:
The sandman comes, the sandman comes
He brings such pretty snow-white sand
For every child throughout the land
The sandman comes, the sandman comes.
She escapes from the toad - a green hammock served a good lily pad to travel on.
Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream
Merrilly, merrilly, merrilly, merrilly - life is but a dream!
Cockchafer's flight - jumping from a plank to plank she enjoyed so much that did it three times to and fro. With a song:
Jack be nimble, Jack be quick,
Jack jump over a candlestick.
Winter in a mouse's house doing her job - she crawled under the tennis table to sort out mosaic nails by colours. The song was:
See seaw, Thumbelina,
Jenny shall have a new master
She shall have but a penny a day
Because she can't work any faster.
Mole's tunnel - she crawled through a tent
Swallow flight - I only showed her how to make a swallow balancing on a little chair on my tummy - she climbed up on my back! Great! It was a real swallow ride :)
Then we sing in a round dance a marriage song for Thumbelina and herprince:
Lavender blue, dilly dilly, lavender green
When I am a king, dilly dilly, you'll be my queen.
Some to make hay, dilly dilly, some to cut corn,
While you and I, dilly dilly, keep ourselves warm.
With many thanks to Anastasia
Borisova and her project http://english4.me/wp/wppage/go-in-for-sports-english-for-kids-goodsport-besplatnyj-marafon/