|Recommended age:||all ages|
|Size of group:||it doesn't matter|
|Time for preparation:||none|
The dovecote is more meaningful alternative activity than a game. Nevertheless, it is also used to playfully teach, for example, rhymes or strengthen the motor skills of children. Everybody stands in a circle. The large cloth in the middle is held by every child while it is singing (or speaking): "We now open the dovecote; (the cloth is swung up into the air). The doves are flying out of the door. (To imitate flying, all kids shake their hands so that the cloth begins to flutter.) They are flying over the vast field, (still vigorously shaking their arms), because they like it so well. At the end of the sentence: "And they return home to good rest, (while saying that the cloth is put back to the ground saying: “Then we lock the covecote up. “Ruku, ruku, ruku.!
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