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Free October Session Thought: Flip! Flip! Flip!

Have fun the turning of seasons with a visible songwriting expertise that explores progress, change, and transitions.


1) Introduce the music and songwriting immediate.

  • Move out the leaf cutouts and lyric sheets.
  • Show the immediate image and tree printout.
  • Clarify expertise and provides directions as acceptable on your shopper(s).
  • Pay attention to the recording of the music collectively.
  • Clarify to shoppers that this songwriting expertise discover transitions– going from one factor to the other: similar to summer season transitioning to winter!

 2) Start writing

  • Immediate shoppers to put in writing out opposites/transitions on their leaves. You’ll be able to show an instance that’s acceptable, akin to “Play” on a inexperienced leaf and “Work” on an orange leaf.

3) Add Phrases to Lyrics & Visible

  • Place the inexperienced and orange depart on reverse sides of the tree, and take a second to debate and validate one another’s choices.
  • Write the phrases into the blanks on the lyric, with every pair on their very own line within the verse.
  • Sing the refrain and rewritten verse collectively.
  • Focus on! Facilitate a dialog targeted on transitions, change, and progress. What does that imply to your shoppers? How will we get from one season to a different in our lives? Do you favor gradual or sudden modifications? How does change make you’re feeling?

Adaptation Concepts:

  • For cognitive objectives: pre-write matching pairs on leaves, and have your shoppers match them up. You should use the unique lyrics or write your personal
  • Take the music actually: do a rewrite primarily based on the altering season in your geographical space. How do the garments change? The climate? The actions? Nature? Holidays? Meals?
  • Add in instrument play: a tambourine is correct at dwelling right here!
  • For teams: divide the group in half and have them travel singing phrases


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