Peter Alsop

Music for Children and Adults

Stretch The Leader

From the album Did You Walk? Buy Now

- Peter lets the kids lead the warm-up

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STRETCH THE LEADER

Stretch up tall, up on toes, down
Up on toes, down, up on toes, down
Up on toes, down, up on toes, down
Arms up, arms down
Arms up, arms down - flap my wings!

Neck - look to the side, straight ahead
Other side, straight ahead
Ear to shoulder - one side, straight up
Other side, straight up
Breathing - in the nose, out the mouth
In the nose, out the mouth

Eyebrows up, eyebrows down
Eyebrows up, eyebrows down - make a frown!
Lips out, big smile, lips out, big smile
Eyes closed, open wide, closed tight, open wide - open wide!

Shoulders - pull em up, let em drop
Pull em up, let em drop
Roll em forward, roll em backward
Roll em forward, roll them back!

Hands on hips - twist one way, twist the other
Twist back, twist again.
Hands up, slowly touch your toes,
Take your time, bend your knees
And slowly come back up

Knees, squat down, stand up, squat down
Don't fall over!  Stay down, get on your hands and knees
Arch your back, other direction
Arch your back, other direction

Put your hands on the floor, put your feet on the floor
Put your butt in the air - okay
Now one heel down, now other heel down
Stretch the back of your legs
Scratch the back of your legs - scratch?

Walk your hands back to your feet
Slowly roll back up!  Ahh that feels good
Now some jumping jacks, here we go, ready
1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8!
Okay!  We're done.  You all warmed up?
Yeah!
Okay, lets start walking!

Written by Peter Alsop, ©2001, Moose School Music (BMI)

On Did You Walk? - www.peteralsop.com