This Way Valerie
Tune: Shortenin' Bread
This game works best with a fairly large group. You will need to
have the girls get a buddy and then form 2 lines with the
buddies facing each other. As soon as you have them in 2 straight lines
they can start singing the song:
This way Valerie, That way Valerie,
This way Valerie all the way home.
Girls join hands with their buddy and sing this part while
moving arms in a sawing motion - back and forth
Strut Miss Lucy, strut Miss Lucy,
Strut Miss Lucy all the way home.
Head girl in one line passes between the 2 lines making up any
movement she wishes and falls in at the foot of the opposite line.
Here comes another one just like the other one.
Here comes another one all the way home.
Buddy of the previous girl copies the movements just done by
her buddy as she passes between the 2 lines and then joins the
foot of the opposite line.
Both lines move up a wee bit and repeat the song over and over and over again until everyone has had a turn. The girls will eventually start getting quite creative in their actions if you play this many times.