Birdies -

Way up in the sky                 (Put hands in arm pits and flap arms
The big birdies fly.                  like a bird.)
Way down in the nest          (Make a nest by cupping hands.)
The little birds rest.
With a wing on the left,         (Wiggle left arm like a wing.)
And a wing on the right,       (Wiggle right arm like a wing.)
The little birds sleep             (Put head down on palms as if sleeping.)
All through the night.
SHHHHHH!                         (Put finger over lips.)
DONíT WAKE UP THE BIRDIES!
Then up comes the sun.     (Put arms over your head.)
The dew falls away.            (Bring down palms.)
Good morning! Good morning!     (Put open palms around your head.)
The little birds say.

Sing and Act - Let children dramatize this song.  Choose one child to be the mother or father bird.  Let the other children be the baby birds.

Paper Plate Birds and Nests - Let children make birds or nests out of paper plates similar to the ones in the picture.

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