The aim of the whole thing was to include as many songs as possible and as many parts as possible with as few lines to remember as possible. There a ten soloists, a narrator, a bunch of sheep (belonging to Bo Peep), a crowd of naughty children (belonging to the Old Woman Who Lived In a Shoe), a troop of soldiers (The Grand Old Duke's 'Men'), and a few random animals to muck around in Boy Blue's corn. Parts for about 50 kids in all.
For sets I've bought 5 canvases which Andrew will hinge together in sets of two and three. I got them on special at the shops and felt pretty good about it until I got home and realised that being able to draw a 1.5x2cm biro sketch on my church notice sheet is not the same as being able to paint five big canvases. I'm having a prop making working bee after school on Thursday. Need to source some talent before then.
Here's part of my fox song. The tune is a minor version of 'this old man'.
I’m a fox, sleek and smart
A cunning mind, an ice cold heart
When I decide what I would like for lunch -
A flick, a snap and gobble, crunch!
I look around, what do I see?
A gingerbread man just right for me!
with a flick, a snap, a gobble and a crunch
I will eat him for my lunch.