Sword in the Stone / King Arthur: Fingerplay

Merlin’s Magical Sword in the Stone
By CK Emanuel
To the tune of: Polly Put the Kettle On

Merlin put the king’s sword in,
WAVE HAND LIKE MAGIC WAND;
MAKE CUP WITH ONE HAND, PLACE FINGERS OF OTHER HAND INSIDE CUP
Merlin put the king’s sword in,
REPEAT ACTIONS ABOVE
Merlin put the king’s sword in,
safe in the stone.
COVER FIST WITH HAND

Young Arthur pulled the sword out,
PRETEND TO PULL SWORD OUT BY HANDLE
Young Arthur pulled the sword out,
REPEAT ACTIONS ABOVE
Young Arthur pulled the sword out;
Hail the new king!
RAISE FISTS OVERHEAD ; HANDS ON EITHER SIDE OF HEAD TO RESEMBLE A CROWN


Participation Age Range: 12 months to 7 years old

Skills Utilized/Reinforced: Knowledge of Legends/Folk Stories ; Opposites (in/out) ; Fine motor skills

Modifications: Can switch “Page” for “Young” for older kid set to open discussion about the process of becoming a knight.

Themes: Legends, Leaders, Royalty, Magic, Wizards/Witches, Spells, Enchanted Objects, Knowledge of Historical Terms (knights/pages)

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