Moving house

There’s a lot to do when you move. Listen to this poem about what it’s like to move to a different house.

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Transcript

Moving house

Fill the boxes, open the van

Put them in the back.

When you move from house to house

There is so much to pack!

 

Clothes and shoes and toys and books

Find and grab and fold.

Don’t forget a single thing

Even if it’s old.

 

Under beds, on top of desks

More things over there!

Next to lamps, behind the door

Please check everywhere!

 

Say goodbye to ceilings, walls

Windows and the floor.

Remember all the good times here

Before you close the door.

 

In your new house there will be

New places to explore.

But best of all you’ll have with you

The things that you adore.

 

No matter where you stay or live

No matter where you roam

Your family and the things you love

All make a house your home.

 

Gillian Craig

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