Volume 6 Issue 9
April 2000

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION



The Three Trees
Greater St. Louis Area Council

Big Tree Plunk
Middle Sized Tree Plink
Baby Tree Pink
Babbling Brook Gurgle, Gurgle
Rabbit Clippety clip
Hunters Bugle call
Gun Bang


Once upon a time in the deep, dark woods there stood three TREES, the BIG TREE, the MIDDLE Tree and the wee BABY Tree--and through the TREES ran a BABBLING BROOK and hopped the little RABBIT.
One day a group of HUNTERS came into the forest where stood the three trees--the BIG TREE, THE MIDDLE SIZED TREE and the little BABY TREE--and through the trees ran the BABBLING BROOK and hopped the little RABBIT.

As the HUNTERS wandered through the forest, in which stood the three trees--the BIG TREE, the MIDDLE SIZED TREE and the little BABY TREE --and through the trees ran the BABBLING BROOK and hopped the little RABBIT--one of the HUNTERS spied the little RABBIT. He raised his gun at the little RABBIT, and sadness reigned in the forest, in which stood the three trees-- the BIG TREE, the MIDDLE SIZED TREE and the little BABY TREE--and through the trees ran the BABBLING BROOK, but no longer the little RABBIT.

The BIG TREE, the MIDDLE SIZED TREE and the little BABY TREE were all very sad. Even the BABBLING BROOK was sad. But all of a sudden out from the thicket hopped the little RABBIT. The HUNTER'S GUN had missed.

And once again happiness reigned in the forest where the three trees - the BIG TREE, the MIDDLE SIZED TREE and the LITTLE BABY TREE --and through the trees ran the BABBLING BROOK and hopped the little RABBIT.

The Happy Hikers
York Adams Council


Before you just start using this as it's presented, make sure you try it at home and check the time it takes to run all the way through it. If it takes too long, just cut out some of the scenery!

Narrator: We're going on a hike. Just do what I do and listen carefully. (Begin walking in place)

Here we go on a hike through the woods and over the mountains. Come along with me. (Smile, wave to group, and hike in place)

We're coming to a steep hill. (Bend over as if climbing)

Now we're on top. What a lovely view! (Shade eyes and look around)

Now, we'll have to go down. (Move hand like going down a roller coaster and say "swoosh")

Boy, we're out of breath. (Breathe heavily)

Now, we're passing through a meadow. (Hike in place)

What's that I see? (Stop, look to one side)

It's a rabbit! And a meadowlark. (Look up)

And a bumble bee! (Run swiftly in place, waving arms as if fighting off a bee)

We're happy hikers. (Hike in place)

We're happy because of the beautiful mountains we see. (Shade eyes and smile)

And because of all that clean fresh air we are breathing. (Breathe heavily) and especially because we got away from the buzzing bee. (Smile, turn head to look behind you and wave "bye" to bee)

Now we're getting tired. (Slow pace, walk droopily)

There's what we need! (Point)

A cool refreshing drink from the river. (Pick up pace, kneel down and scoop water to mouth)

Ahhh, how refreshing. Let's be on our way, (Hike in place)

Now let's try to jump over the river without getting our feet wet. (Take big step, get feet wet, shake them off)

Oh, well, don't feel too bad about not making it. That was a wide river. At least we have cool toes. (Shake feet again)

We'd better stop for lunch. (Stop, reach in pocket, bring out sandwich, start eating, take handkerchief from pocket, wipe mouth, replace handkerchief, resume hiking in place)

Ummmm, that feels better. Look, there's a lovely lake. (Point)

Let's swim across. (Swim strokes)

That was great! (Resume hiking in place)

Look at that crooked trail ahead. (Point)

It's nothing but twists and turns. (Continue hiking -- twisting and turning)

I'm glad that's over. I was getting dizzy. (Stagger)

Looks like we have come to the end of the trail. (Stop)

What do we do now? Are you tired? (Shake head YES!)

So am I. (Sit down, wipe brow.)

Long Rivers Council
Pow Wow 1992

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