Have you yet tried to take a Poem and TURN IT into MOTION with children? Allow each word to move you from inside out into a new space of WONDER? Let us play with this lovely moon Poem written by Kenneth E. Pennigton.
I wish I could touch it If only I had
the means to try...
(Moon Yoga Pose...and mindful tip toeing )
it would reach up to the sky
I'd stand on top and raise my hands
to touch the MOON as it went by.
(Kids can make up a castle pose...)
OR maybe I could build a boat
with sails that could catch the wind...
(Boat pose...Wind movements)
to pick me up off the ocean
and take me to the MOON and then...
(Ocean Breath...Moon Yoga Pose)
I would build a bridge
that would lead to my back door
Anytime I wanted to
I could go there and explore.
So if you're staring out of a window
of your very own bedroom
with a little imagination
build your bridge to the moon
Maybe you could join me soon.
(poem by: Kenneth E. Pennigton)