HOW TO DO IT:
Explain to the kids this is what happens to your mind when you aren’t focused, grounded and you have too many things going on! Ask them if they’ve seen when their parents are very, very busy, and what that looks like. Start in TREE pose because the monkey is up in the tree. Groove when the monkey starts groovin’ and then act like a monkey. When the song says, “I think I’ll meditate to clear my mind…” sit down in a cross-legged pose and “meditate.” Get up when the next verse begins and “shake it loose,” fall down when monkey does, get back up, stumble around and act like an even sillier monkey! Basically follow the song and don’t be afraid to act REALLY silly and be REALLY loud! The more excited we are about the song, the more animated the kids will be. On the last verse, we like to hop around on one foot like we got stung by a scorpion and it hurts! Add a little screaming in with the monkey act, and VOILA, you have a super-silly monkey! By the time you finish getting up and down with the song (3-4 different times), the kids are out of breath and oh-so-ready to relax.
SEE THE LYRICS HERE.