In light of the coming total solar eclipse this Monday (August 21, 2017), I created a little finger game/poem to share with my own children.
Sunny and Moony (or Sola and Luna) went out to dance.
They made a show that others could glance.
Sunny danced bright, and Moony danced dark.
Beside them danced a loving spark. (Note: in some places Venus will be visible at the height of the eclipse.)
They danced so high, and they danced so round,
In the sky they made a shining crown.
Here are the gestures:
Sunny (raise right hand in front, shoulder height, palm facing in, slightly cupped.)
and Moony (repeat with left hand.)
went out to dance. (Slowly, bring hands together so that finger tips just touch in front of sternum.)
They made a show that others could glance. (Look enquiringly, lovingly from left hand too right hand.)
Sunny danced bright (raise right hand, still cupped palm toward you, forehead height.)
Moony danced dark (raise left hand so that it eclipses right hand, and is between right hand and viewers.)
Beside them danced a loving spark. (Extend left thumb towards the left.)
They danced so high ( raise eclipse slowly, straight up.)
They danced so round ( slide hands to create a bowl, palms still facing towards you.)
In the sky they made a shining crown (keeping the heels of your hands together, continue sliding fingers open and apart so palms now face the viewer.)
Rest a moment and admire the shining crown above your head.