Sail Away

Hello and welcome to the Sail Away, an at home activity for children and their families. Here you can find the films, songs, soundscapes and photos. You can watch the full film or one of the six short episodes.

Dip in and out when you have a moment. Or  why not download the soundtracks to your phone or computer so you can play them when the moment takes you.

Three steps to the process:

Watch

Watch the film all the way through on your own and start to think how you and your child might play with it.

Create

Gather the things suggested in the film: paper, pencil, water, a sheet etc. Watch the film but this time pause to sing, make or move together.

Play and make stuff up

Now you’ve got your props and activities use the soundtracks on this page to inspire your playing, dancing and sound-making. Use them as soundtracks for your own sea stories, for playing with your paper puppets, and for making up your own songs

Experiment, improvise and play. Above all, have fun!

The Film is on YouTube and Vimeo.

YOUTUBE

VIMEO

Episode 1 – Sounds, sea & water

Things you might want to get ready beforehand: Paper, pencil, glue, stick and a bit of coloured paper. A bottle of water and a big-ish bowl to pour it into.

A creative idea: What sounds can you make with water?


Episode 2 – A whale’s tail & meditational soundscape

Things you might want to get ready beforehand: Paper, pencil, glue and a stick.

A creative idea: Why don’t you create a relaxing soundscape by make soothing sounds of the sea?

 

Episode 3 – Waves, props & moving

Things you might want to get ready beforehand: Paper, pencil, glue and a stick. A blue sheet and a yellow sheet.

A creative idea: Can you become the waves and sun by moving with your sheets?


Episode 4 – Boat & moving

Things you might want to get ready beforehand: Paper, pencil, glue and a stick.

A creative idea: Why don’t you take your boat for a dance with your body?


Episode 5 – Shadow puppets, stories, a song & moving

Things you might want to get ready beforehand: All your props from the first 3 episodes. A torch and room that can be made dark. Pots and pans for the storm.

A creative idea: Why don’t you create your own puppet story?


Episode 6 – Drawing & singing

Things you might want to get ready beforehand: Paper and coloured pencils or crayons.

A creative idea: How many waves can you make with your pencils and crayons? Why not make sounds as the pencil flows across the paper?

Here is the full track with all songs and soundscapes if you want to play all the way through.

Click here to download

 

 

Here are the tracks separately

Opening song: Sail Sail Sail

Click here to download

 

 

Meditational style soundscape

Click here to download

 

 

All at Sea song

Click here to download

 

 

Sounds of the sea

Click here to download

 

We’d love to listen to your recordings or see your shadow puppets. Do send sound files, films (only the shadow puppets) or photos of your creations to the contact box below and we can share them on this page for others to be inspired.

Musician, Luke Crookes. Artist Marc, Woodhead. Dancer, Sarah Williams. SEN Teacher, Owen Smith.

 

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