Here Comes the Sun!
Use a song to share how weather can represent different emotions.
What you’ll need: The Beatles song “Here Comes the Sun”
What’s it for?
This activity will give you a musical way to express different emotions. This will help you share how you are feeling and think about ways to express yourself.
Notice how you’re feeling right now. Close your eyes and notice what’s going on inside your mind and body.
How are you feeling?
What are you thinking?
How does your body feel?
Listen to the chorus of The Beatles song “Here Comes the Sun” (you only need the first 28 seconds of the song!) The lyrics are:
Here comes the sun, Here comes the sun and I say It’s alright!
The singer of this song feels ‘alright’ when it’s sunny. How do you feel when it’s sunny? Maybe you feel happy or grumpy or silly! Think about different kinds of weather and decide how they make you feel too, or what feeling they might represent. For example, what feeling makes you think of rain or thunder? Or how do you feel when it snows?
After you’ve learned the tune, try singing through the words with your own feeling instead. For example:
Here comes the rain, Here comes the rain and I say It’s so calm.
Here comes the storm, Here comes the storm and I say It’s scary!
How could you sing the song differently to show the feeling you are singing about? What weather or feelings would you sing loudly or quietly? Could you make up any actions to go with your song?
Extra Activity: If you’d like to, perform your song for someone else! You might like to sing the song together and talk about what weather and feelings they would put together.
When you’ve finished, spend a moment reflecting on the activity and ask yourself the following questions:
Which verse was your favourite to sing?
Was it difficult or easy to think of words to the new song?
Did your singing sound different when you performed about different kinds of emotions? If so, how did it change?
What is your favourite kind of weather? Is there any weather you don’t like?
Do you think that your feelings change when the weather is ‘good’ or ‘bad’? What kind of weather makes you feel sad or happy?
This activity uses a song to help you share your emotions using imagery of the weather. This can help you to share your feelings and learn about how the weather affects your mood.
Take a moment to notice how you are feeling at the end of this activity. Did you discover anything surprising? What can you take away to make you feel better about yourself from this activity?
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Created by Heather Dingle © September 2020
Creative Arts Used: Music
Psychological Areas Explored: Emotional Literacy, Emotional Wellbeing, Resilience, Self-Exploration
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