Summertime Lemonade Charades

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For the song Oh What Do You Do in the Summertime?

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Have children come up and help you figure out actions to do for each thing in the verse. (Teach to all the children, have them do it, too).

OR, bring props for action words in the verse(s). Invite children to come up.

After a verse is learned, show the children the cups of “pretend, invisible lemonade!” that you brought (cups already on the table with ice cubes in them). Invite a child to pick a cup.
This can happen two ways;
1 – the number of ice cubes in the cup is how many times you’ll sing through that verse
2 – the color of the ice cube represents the number of times you’ll sing through that verse

Then, SING!
and Repeat for the next verse



  • Word strips with the action words from each verse.
  • plastic ice cubes (or real ice cubes, possibly dyed colors with food dye)
  • non-see-through cups
  • word posters / words for Teachers (if desired)

Extra verses for Oh What Do You Do in the Summertime? by Ashlie Johansen of Primary Notes 29:
Do you ride on your bikeor take a long hikein the mountains way up high?
Do you listen to birdssing their songs without wordsas they fly up high in the sky?
Do you play with your friendswhen the days have no endsuntil you say goodbye?
Do you cook lots of foodon the grill, bar-be-quedand roast marshmallows by the fire?
Do you go to the park,play until it gets darkand go down a really big slide?
Do you give the bugs a look,or read a good bookto page one-hundred-and-five?
Do you water the seeds,watch the plants grow their leavesand hope everything survives?
Do you mow the lawn,turn the sprinklers onand give all your friends high-fives?
Do you go on vacation,see lots of cool places,you can’t believe your eyes?

*teacher lyric sheets preview. by Ashlie Johansen of PN29

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