::: tickly rain
On wet days when everyone needs to have a nice calming activity, we love to do the song “Tickly Rain”.
It is from the Teddy Jumps CD by the Kids Music Company.
Everyone sits in a circle facing the back of the person in front of them and within reach of each other’s back.
It is very gentle music - soothing even.
We pretend that rain is falling on different parts of our bodies like our head …
then during the chorus, everyone tickles the person in front’s back – like rain coming down.
drip, drop, drip, drop, drip, drop, drip, drop
By the time we do this three times, all of us are starting to roll our eyes with the relaxation of it all.
We find that this is a very good time to follow up with a story – when all the children are quiet and peaceful!