Game Instructions

Children walk in a circle on the first two lines of each verse. Then they perform the following actions twice:

Verse 1: Put one hand over the other like you're laying bricks. "Draw" a house in the air with hands or join hands over the head to mime a roof.
Verse 2: Pretend to insert a windowpane in the wall.
Verse 3: Pretend to dip a brush in paint and then paint a wall.
Verse 4: Move both hands forward and backward as if shaving off a wooden board.
Verse 5: Pretend to hit a shoe sole with a hammer.
Verse 6: Pretend to sew.
Verse 7: Pretend to stir dough.
Verse 8: Stomp feet while walking.
Verse 9: Hop.

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The song is first sung (Verses 1, 2 3, 4, 6 and 7) then chanted.
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The instructions in the video below are explained in German, but the actions are very understandable. They're slightly different from those given in the "Instructions".
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Sheet Music

Sheet Music - Wer will fleißige Handwerker sehen

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Translated by Monique Palomares and Lisa Yannucci.

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