Blackbird Sitting in the Tree

This song works really well for controlled movements and it’s a great teamwork activity, as everyone has to do the same thing to produce the action of the animal. At the end of the song, the track repeats ‘Blackbird, little blackbird, little blackbird won’t you look down on me’ four times, each time getting quieter. This naturally brings the energy levels down as the singing gets quieter. Why not suggest to the group that the blackbird now goes back to sleep, so he needs to get back into the sitting position or think of an alternative calm activity for the animal to do?

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