Materials:

    • rolled paper large enough to trace a student
    • markers
    • The song, On The Day You Were Born from Red Grammer's recording, Hello World

      Procedure:

      1. While the students sing, On the Day You Were Born, the birthday student is having his/her body traced by the teacher.

      2. Students continue to sing until the birthday student's body is completely traced.

      3. The birthday child then draws the face parts onto the traced body.

      4. The traced body is then passed around the classroom and students write with marker something wonderful about the birthday classmate and sign his/her name to the statement.

      5. When all the students have filled in the traced body the teacher then hangs it up on the classroom door.

      6. At the end of the day the student gets to take the traced body home to share with his/her family.

      NOTE:  A teacher wrote in to tell Red about this idea.  If you would like to send an activity using one of Red Grammer's song you can email it to maria@redgrammer.com.

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