Down to a Whisper
Here To Play

I end every class at the Milldam Nursery School with this song.  Mouthing the
words is still a favorite and the teachers appreciated that the children are
quiet and ready to listen to directions for the next activity.  

Some years we have also added movement by standing and using our
strongest singing voices.  We then kneel and use a quieter voice.  We then sit
and whisper and finally we lie down and mouth the words.

There was a funny class one year that liked to click there heels while
mouthing the words.  That led into all kinds of silly and random motions.

Down to a Whisper by Tim Seston

Hey everybody, we’ve got something to say
This is the last song we’ll be singing today
We’ll get softer and softer with each little rhyme
Til we’re down to a whisper and we’ve run out of time.

Repeat until everyone is down to whisper
then repeat by just mouthing the words with no voice

or at the end of a school or calendar year we sing:

Hey everybody there is something I fear
This is the last song we'll be singing all year
We’ll get softer and softer with each little rhyme
Til we’re down to a whisper and we’ve run out of time.