Member Tina Stone recommends this delightful classic by Malvina Reynolds.
One of my fave old songs is Malvina Reynolds’ “You Can’t Make a Turtle Come Out”.
Bring a puppet to demonstrate how, “a poke makes a turtle retreat at both ends” Have the children ‘Call him’, ‘coax him’, ‘shake him’,’ or ‘SHOUT’. Then we sit and ‘quietly wait’…………….
Also, because everyone wants to hug the turtle, I begin the following chant as I tap my knees ;
Take the turtle, hug the turtle, pass it to a friend (x4)
We share, we share, we share because we care(x2)