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The Lion Hunt

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This isn’t really musical but I thought it was so cute…you could pass it along to your Nursery Leaders for them to do at other times in nursery:
With children sitting on their chairs you tell them:
It’s a beautiful day so let’s go on a lion hunt [tap hands on top of knees – representing walking].
Oh, look, there’s some tall grass – let’s go through it [arms are moving like pushing tall grass to the sides in order to go through it]. 
[continue walking] 
There’s a fence [point with one hand while shading eyes with the other]!
Let’s climb over it [pretend to climb and jump over a fence with arms and hands].
[continue walking]
I’m so hot – [wipe brow]
 Oh, look, there’s a lake.  [point with one hand while shading eyes with the other]!
Let’s swim to the other side [swim with arms].
Wasn’t that great?  [extend arms out like you are asking a question]
I feel cooler now. [continue walking]
Look!  There’s a tree!  [point with one hand while shading eyes with the other]!
Let’s go climb it [pretend to climb a tree]
[look around] Oh look! 
There’s a mountain over there [point with one hand while shading eyes with the other]!
I see a cave up there.  Let’s go see what is in the cave [continue walking and then pretend to be hiking up the mountain using your arms and hands].  
Whew, here’s the cave [start to speak in hushed tones or quietly].
Let’s go inside and see what’s in here.  Oh, it’s dark in here!  [put thumbs and index fingers in a circle and place around the eyes].
Oh, I see 2 eyes! Oh, I see 4 eyes [move the circled fingers to forehead as if removing the binoculars] 
LET’S GET OUF OT HERE!  [tap hands on top of knees quickly – representing running!].
Let’s hike down the mountain [climb down the mountain]
[continue running] Climb down the tree.
[continue running] Swim across the lake [swim with arms]
[continue running] Jump over the fence [climb and jump over fence] 
[continue running] Go through the tall grass [arms are moving like pushing tall grass to the sides in order to go through it].
[Slow hands down to a stop]. Oh, we made it home safely – are we all here?  [count off or name each child].
Yep!  Thank goodness we all made it back.  Wasn’t that fun!!
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