Let's Climb a
The leader says "Want to climb a mountain? Then
just say what I say and do what I do. All set? Let's go!
"I think I'll climb a mountain." (Audience
repeats this and following phrases.)
"Let's pack." (Put
imaginary things into imaginary pack and throw over
"Out the door!" (Single clap to indicate
banging of door.)
"Down the street!" (Marching claps
with both hands against thighs).
"Awfully big town."
"In the country at last! (Speed up
march.) Here's a river." (Continue marching.)
here's a bridge." (Resume ordinary marching.) "Let's cut
across." (Swish palms together.)
"Here we are at the
foot of the mountain. Let's start climbing." (Clap thighs more
"Lost!" (Several slow marching stops and
"There's a tree, let's climb it and look
around." (Fast clapping to indicate running to tree, then arm
motions for climbing. Then hand to forehead and peer in several
"Still lost." (Make slow climb down the
tree, then several hesitant marching starts and
"Look, there's a cave!" (Fast clapping for run
"This side is cold." (Feel with hand against
"This side is wet." (Feel other
"There's a light!" (Point with one finger into
"There's another light!" (Point in same
"They're eyes! It's a bear!" (Rapidly
reverse actions: coming down mountain, jumping stream, swishing
palms across field, over bridge, through streets, ending with a loud
clap for door closing back home.)
"Back home! Safe at last!
But wasn't that a great climb?"