Materials

A 12 ft. parachute with a dove sewn on in the middle of the parachute.

Steps

Place the parachute on the floor. Make sure the dove is facing the audience. Have a student stand at each of the handles (10 handles in all) around the parachute but facing the audience. Think of the students facing stage right as one wing on the bird and the students facing stage left as the other wing. Group 1 will be the stage right “wings” and Group 2 as stage left “wings”.

Verse One:

Group 1 sings: “I am one wing, father and brother, by myself all I can do is flutter” as they are fluttering their right hand. As they get to the line “I'm only one wing, I need the other for the dove of peace to fly” they continue to flutter the right hand but point to group 2 with their left hand. They stop when they get to the word “fly”.

Group 2 sings: “I am one wing, sister and mother, by myself all I can do is flutter” as they are fluttering their left hand. As they get to the line “I'm only one wing I need the other for the dove of peace to fly” they continue to flutter with their left hand but point to Group 1 with their right hand. They stop when they get to the word “fly“.

Chorus: Both Groups sing and clap together.

Verse Two

Group 1 sings and flutters with their right hand: “I am one voice“

Group 2 sings and flutters back with their left hand: “I am the other“

Group 1 sings and flutters with their right hand: “I'm half of the world“

Group 2 sings and flutters back with their left hand: “And I am the other“

Both groups pick up the parachute as they are singing: “When we learn to work together then the dove of peace will fly“. The students near the back hold their part of the parachute up high while the students in the front kneel and hold their part of the parachute low so that the audience can get a good look at the dove on the parachute.

Chorus: As they sing the chorus the students flutter the parachute ever so lightly and slowly so that it looks like the dove on the parachute is flying.

Repeat Chorus: The students all stand and travel with the parachute in a circle as they sing the chorus. They can reverse the movement and travel the opposite way half way through the chorus. As they come near the end of the song, they slow down and raise the parachute above their heads and slowly let it come to the ground. The students turn and face the audience and take a bow.

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