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Drawing in the Air
Song for Teaching the Shapes
Music with Mar.

    
This song is available on Mar. Harman's
"Singing in a Different Key"

Before we sing, ask children to show their drawing finger.  Tell them, “Mine is a blue, thin marker.  What is yours?” Discuss different things you can write with.  One student was very creative; he used a stick!  Use the imaginary writing tools to draw in the air.  This is especially helpful to young boys whose gross motor skills are much better than their fine motor.  This activity gives children who have trouble with fine motor skills, or staying in small spaces, the chance to use large motions.  After they understand with large motions, they can put that onto a piece of paper.  Some may not be ready until 5 or 6.  The more opportunities they are given to be successful with things, the better the chances of transferring that knowledge to more difficult tasks.

Use your finger to draw in the air. 
Make lines and circles anywhere.
No pen.  No paper.  And, it’s fun. 
Only you see what you’ve done! 
It’s your imagination!
It’s your imagination!

To make a line, draw straight down.
To make a circle, go around. 
Line – straight down; Circle – around.
To make a line, draw straight down.
To make a circle, go around. 
Line – straight down; Circle – around.

Lines can go up, too. 
Or, side to side;
It’s up to you. 
Up and down; Side to side
Lines can go up, too. 
Or, side to side;
It’s up to you. 
Up and down; Side to side

Use your finger to draw in the air. 
Make lines and circles anywhere.
No pen.  No paper.  And, it’s fun. 
Only you see what you’ve done! 
It’s your imagination!
It’s your imagination!

You can also slant a line. 
Right or left; either is fine.  
Slant up right; Slant down left
We can use circles to draw a face. 
Start at the top.  Stop in the same place.  
Go around. Circles go around.

No pen.  No paper.  And, it’s fun. 
Only you see what you’ve done! 
It’s your imagination!
It’s your imagination!

Before we sing,  ask children to show their drawing finger.  Tell them, “Mine is a blue, thin marker.  What is yours?” Discuss different things you can write with.  One student was very creative; he used a stick!  Use the imaginary writing tools to draw in the air.  This is especially helpful to young boys whose gross motor skills are much better than their fine motor.  This activity gives children who have trouble with fine motor skills, or staying in small spaces, the chance to use large motions.  After they understand with large motions, they can put that onto a piece of paper.  Some may not be ready until 5 or 6.  The more opportunities they are given to be successful with things, the better the chances of transferring that knowledge to more difficult tasks.

 

 

See more of our Shapes, Alphabet and Early Childhood Song Lyrics.

Many thanks to Mar. Harman for permission to display these lyrics.
© Mar. Harman, BMI. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

 


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