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Stories with music on the theme of friendship

Group size : 6 – 8 children aged 4 – 6 years
Use of space : movement space
Material : box, paper butterflies, colorful chiffon towels, chimes

initiation

The children go into the exercise room and the children are allowed to move for two to three minutes to get there. Then we gather in the middle of the movement space and sit down in a circle.

greeting

To greet the teacher, she sits in the circle and sings the well-known song:

  1. I want to greet you and do it like this:
    Hello (clap clap) hello (clap clap)
  2. Nice that you are here and not somewhere else,
    Hello (clap clap) hello (clap clap).
  3. Hello, hello, hello: Hello, hello, hello.

Teacher says : “Now we all greeted each other, that was wonderful. Now I have a little story with me. You are welcome to join in with this one with your fingers! Are you ready? Then let’s start right away!”

Finger game on the theme of friendship

The spider is looking for a friend

  1. The little spider is all alone, no one wants to be friends.
    (crawling across the table with one hand as a spider)
  2. Tired, she lifts leg and leg, oh how sad it is alone.
    (raise fingers of hand one at a time)
  3. The snail Max comes along, he doesn’t care about the spider.
    (crawl past with the other hand as a snail)
  4. And here you can see Pipps the pixy, he just leaves the spider.
    (run up on two fingers with other hand and walk past spider hand)
  5. A mammoth comes out of a bush, almost steps on the spider!
    (drum on the table with the other hand as a fist)
  6. But then Fiep, the little mouse, comes and takes the spider home! Yay!
    (clap hands)

main topic

The teacher now puts a box with colored butterflies in the middle of the circle. Each child can now choose a butterfly, so that the box is now empty. The teacher then says that these butterflies have experienced a very special day. The teacher will now start reading the story.

The three butterflies – based on an Albanian fairy tale

Once upon a time there were three butterflies: one white, one yellow and one red. On a beautiful spring day they danced and played across the large meadow and swayed from blossom to blossom. (CHIMES passing)

They were so engrossed in their game that they didn’t even notice that dark clouds were gathering and the sun was being blocked out. Suddenly there was lightning and thunder, and the first raindrops fell. The three butterflies had to quickly seek shelter from the rain. They took off. (teacher and children let the butterflies float in the air)

Now the butterflies came to a white lily and said: “Please protect us, otherwise we will get all wet!” The lily replied: “I would like to take the white butterfly. But not the red and yellow butterflies.” Then the white butterfly said: “I don’t want to stay with you without my friends either.” And together they flew on. (teacher and children let the butterflies float in the air)

They came to a yellow tulip and asked her, “Will you take us in?” The tulip replied, “I’ll be happy to take the yellow butterfly that looks like me. But I don’t like the white and red ones.” The yellow one didn’t want to stay either, and they flew on together. (teacher and children let the butterflies float in the air)

In the meantime it was raining harder and the butterflies could hardly fly. Then they came to the red poppy and asked him: “Do you want to take us in?” He replied: “I’ll be happy to take the red butterfly. But I don’t have room for the white and the yellow one.”

Then the butterflies said: “Then we’d better get wet together!”
The sun heard that behind the clouds. She felt sorry for the three friends who stuck together so tightly. She spread her rays, which broke through the clouds and quickly dried the wings of the three butterflies. (Glockenspiel ascending)

A wonderful rainbow stretched across the flower meadow.
The three of them danced their most beautiful butterfly dance for the sun with joy. (teacher and children let the butterflies float in the air)

The teacher then says : Because we are like butterflies and we also have friends. Look, your butterflies are all the same colors. They are all white, yellow and red together. Everyone is different and yet everyone is the same. (If there is a suitable opportunity and time, the teacher can also ask whether the children have recently seen butterflies outside.)

graduation

The teacher distributes colorful chiffon scarves to the children so that they can sing together. E. says: “Let’s get up together, put our great butterflies aside and sing a song for these butterflies. Let’s show the butterflies that we too can fly and dance so well together.

Butterfly you little thing – from Kita-Frosche

Butterfly you little thing, find yourself a dancer!
(child looking for friend)

Juchheirassa, juchheirasa, oh how merrily you dance there merry, merry as the wind, like a little flower child, hey, merry, merry as the wind, like a flower child
Butterfly you little thing, find yourself a dancer!
(child looking for friend)

Juchheirassa, juchheirasa, oh how merrily you dance there merry, merry as the wind, like a little flower child, hey, merry, merry as the wind, like a flower child

(Repeat until all children have had a turn)

The teacher tells the children that they took part really well and that they saw incredibly beautiful butterflies dancing together. In order to calm the children down a bit, the teacher brings in the finger play from the beginning again.

Finger game on the theme of friendship

The spider is looking for a friend

  1. The little spider is all alone, no one wants to be friends.
    (crawling across the table with one hand as a spider)
  2. Tired, she lifts leg and leg, oh how sad it is alone.
    (raise fingers of hand one at a time)
  3. The snail Max comes along, he doesn’t care about the spider.
    (crawl past with the other hand as a snail)
  4. And here you can see Pipps the pixy, he just leaves the spider.
    (run up on two fingers with other hand and walk past spider hand)
  5. A mammoth comes out of a bush, almost steps on the spider!
    (drum on the table with the other hand as a fist)
  6. But then Fiep, the little mouse, comes and takes the spider home! Yay!
    (clap hands)

The teacher now tells the children that she is quite curious about what will happen next. The group goes back to the group room together.

sources

citation suggestion

Götz, S. (2022). Stories with Music | friendship theme. Implementation as a project or offer in kindergarten. ISSN: 2748-2979. Accessed 3/11/2022. Available at: https://krippenzeit.de/stories-with-music-on-the-theme-of-friendship/?lang=en

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