Today, I went to deliver my regular music session at a local forest school. The children love pointing out all the animals they can see from our log circle – squirrels, foxes, parakeets, a crow. Sometimes, we sing songs about them or sit very quietly to see if they make a sound.
In the middle of our session, a fox cub snuck into the camp and watched us from under a table. This cub and his mother can often be seen trotting along the grassy paths or peeping out from behind a bush or tree but it was very special to see him sitting just outside the circle, head cocked, listening to the children sing.
Perhaps the children and I can write a song about the fox cub who came to music – or we can revisit the lovely song we sang in our Christmas play last year, The Fox and the Moon. We adapted the words to fit our story of two foxes looking for somewhere to give birth to their cub but kept the lilting feel by adding in ukulele, courtesy of one of our super-talented forest school teachers.
Check out the original on Little Baby Bum here!