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Music & Movement – April 21, 2017

Books

Who Ate All the Cookie Dough? by Karen Beaumont, illus. by Eugene Yelchin
The Seals on the Bus by Lenny Hort, illus. by G. Brian Karas

Music

“Let’s Get Started” by Merry Music Maker, Kids on the Move
“Jump, Jump, Jump” by Sue Schnitzer, Wiggle and Whirl
“Song About Slow, Song About Fast” by Hap Palmer, Walter the Waltzing Worm
“Skip to My Lou” by Kathy Reid-Naiman, Tickles and Tunes

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: The More We Get Together
The more we get together, together, together.
The more we get together, the happier we’ll be.
For your friends are my friends.
And my friends are your friends.
The more we get together, the happier we’ll be.

Movement Rhyme: Reach and Wiggle
Reach for the ceiling
Lift your arms way up high,
Wave them, wave them in the sky.
Reach way down and touch your toes.
Wiggle your elbows, wiggle your nose.
Put your bottom on the floor,
Count with me: one, two, three four.
Clap your hands now: one, two, three,
Then fold them in your lap like me.

Scarf Song: We Wave Our Scarves Together
Tune: The Bear Went Over the Mountain
We wave our scarves together (3 times)
Because it’s fun to do
We wave them up high
We wave them down low
We wave them in the middle
Because it’s fun to do

We throw our scarves together (3 times)
We throw them up high
We throw them down low
We throw them in the middle
Because it’s fun to do

Movement Rhyme: Clap Your Hands
Clap, clap, clap your hands
Clap them all around.
Clap them loud, then clap them soft
Now don’t make a sound.

Stamp, stamp, stamp your feet
Stamp them all around.
Stamp them loud, then stamp them soft
Now don’t make a sound.

Sit, sit, sit back down
Sit back on the ground.
Open your arms, now tuck them in
Now don’t make a sound.

Song: Jenny Works With One Hammer
Jenny works with one hammer
One hammer, one hammer
Jenny works with one hammer
Jenny works with two

Jenny works with five hammers . . . Jenny’s work is done!

Song: Looby-Loo
Chorus:
Here we go looby-loo
Here we go looby-light
Here we go looby-loo
All on a Saturday night
(Sing twice)

You put your right hand in
You take your right hand out
You give your hand a shake, shake, shake
And turn yourself about
(Left hand)

Chorus
Right leg, left leg
Chorus
Head, whole self

Movement Rhyme: Wave Goodbye
Wave high, wave low,
I think it’s time, we gotta go.
Wave your elbows, wave your toes,
Wave your tongue and wave your nose.
Wave your knees, wave your lips,
Blow a kiss with fingertips.
Wave your chin, wave your eye,
Wave your hand and say “Goodbye!”

April 21, 2017 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement – Apr. 7 , 2017

Books

My Brave Year of Firsts by Jamie Lee Curtis
 The Best Bike Ride Ever by James Proimos
Rachel’s Day in the Garden by Giselle Shardlow

Music

Little Red Wagon by Eric Litwin
Old Brass Wagon by Greg & Steve
I Like to Ride My Bicycle by Sue Schnitzer

Activities

Movement Props:
We danced with shakers.

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: The More We Get Together
The more we get together, together, together.
The more we get together, the happier we’ll be.
For your friends are my friends.
And my friends are your friends.
The more we get together, the happier we’ll be.

Movement Song: 

I had a little wiggle, deep inside of me.
I tried to make it stop,
But it wouldn’t let me be.
I pulled out that wiggle and threw it like a ball.
Now my wiggle’s gone,
And it’s bouncing down the hall.

Movement Rhyme: Wave Goodbye
Wave high, wave low,
I think it’s time, we gotta go.
Wave your elbows, wave your toes,
Wave your tongue and wave your nose.
Wave your knees, wave your lips,
Blow a kiss with fingertips.
Wave your chin, wave your eye,
Wave your hand and say “Goodbye!”

April 7, 2017 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement – March 17, 2017

Books

Who Sank the Boat? by Pamela Allen
Is That Wise, Pig? by Jan Thomas

Music

“Jump” by Milkshake, Bottle of Sunshine
“Hip Hop Body Rock” by Learning Groove, Rockin’ Red
“My Ups and Downs” by Jim Gill, Jim Gill Sings Do Re Me on His Toe Leg Knee
“Jump, Jump”  and “Popcorn” by Joanie Leeds, I’m a Rock Star

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: The More We Get Together
The more we get together, together, together.
The more we get together, the happier we’ll be.
For your friends are my friends.
And my friends are your friends.
The more we get together, the happier we’ll be.

Movement Rhyme: Sometimes
Reach for the ceiling
Sometimes my hands are at my side,
Then behind my back they hide.
Sometimes I wiggle my fingers so,
Shake them fast, shake them slow.
Sometimes my hands go clap, clap, clap,
Then I rest them in my lap.
Now they’re quiet as can be
Because it’s listening time, you see.

Shaker Song: We’re Going to Shake Our Shakers
To the tune of “Jimmy Crack Corn”
We’re going to shake our shakers High and low.
We’re going to shake our shakers High and low.
We’re going to shake our shakers High and low,
Until someone says…….STOP!
Shake our shakers … Fast and slow.ac
Shake our shakers … Left and right.
Shake our shakers … Front and back

Movement Rhyme: I Wish I Were
I wish I were a bunny, a bunny, a bunny
I wish I were a bunny, cause bunnies can hop
They hop and they hop and they hop and they hop
I wish I were a bunny cause bunnies can hop
More: Fish-swim, horses-gallop, birds-fly, frogs-leap

Movement Rhyme: Run in Place
Run in place,
Turn around,
Flap your arms,
Now sit right down.
Put your finger on your nose,
And wiggle it around,
Put your finger on your lips,
And make this sound, “Shh.”

Movement Rhyme: Wave Goodbye
Wave high, wave low,
I think it’s time, we gotta go.
Wave your elbows, wave your toes,
Wave your tongue and wave your nose.
Wave your knees, wave your lips,
Blow a kiss with fingertips.
Wave your chin, wave your eye,
Wave your hand and say “Goodbye!”

March 17, 2017 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement – Mar. 3rd, 2017

Books

Whoops! by Suzi Moore
Say What? by Angela DiTerlizzi

Music

“Super Silly Tango” by Eric Litwin 
“The Silly Song”
by Dragon Tales
“Ta-Ra-Ra Boom-De-Ay” by Kidsongs
“Silly Dance Contest” by Jim Gill

Activities

Movement Props:
Danced with ribbons.

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: The More We Get Together
The more we get together, together, together.
The more we get together, the happier we’ll be.
For your friends are my friends.
And my friends are your friends.
The more we get together, the happier we’ll be.

Movement Rhyme:

It’s time to sit on the floor;
It’s time to sit on the floor.
It’s time to sit on the floor
And clap your hands!

It’s time to clap like this;
It’s time to clap like this.
It’s time to sit on the floor
And clap like this!

Movement Rhyme (with ribbons): 

We spin our ribbons together
We spin our ribbons together
We spin our ribbons together
because it’s fun to do.

Spin them up high
Spin them down low
Spin them in the middle
Because it’s fun to do.

Movement Rhyme:

Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle around.
Stop! Don’t make a sound.

Ears to listen, eyes to see,
Lock your lips. Hide the key.

Hands in your lap, one and two,
Now I have a story for you.

Movement Rhyme: Wave Goodbye
Wave high, wave low,
I think it’s time, we gotta go.
Wave your elbows, wave your toes,
Wave your tongue and wave your nose.
Wave your knees, wave your lips,
Blow a kiss with fingertips.
Wave your chin, wave your eye,
Wave your hand and say “Goodbye!”

March 3, 2017 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement – Feb 24th, 2017

Books

Where’s My Truck? by Karen Beaumont
The Three Little Rigs by David Gordon

Music

The Truck Song by Kathy Reid-Naiman -Reaching for the Stars
I Like Trucks

Activities

Movement Props:
We danced with instruments

We created buildings with boxes and recycled materials and played with cars along tape roads. We also played with kinetic sand and large legos

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: The More We Get Together
The more we get together, together, together.
The more we get together, the happier we’ll be.
For your friends are my friends.
And my friends are your friends.
The more we get together, the happier we’ll be.

Song: The Wheels on the Truck

The wheels on the truck go round and round
Round and round
Round and round
The wheels on the truck go round and round
All though the town.

The scoop on the truck goes CHOMP, CHOMP, CHOMP,
CHOMP, CHOMP, CHOMP,
CHOMP, CHOMP, CHOMP
The scoop on the truck goes CHOMP, CHOMP, CHOMP
All through the town

The bell on the truck goes ding, ding, ding,
Ding, ding , ding
Ding, ding, ding
The bell on the truck goes ding, ding,
All through the town.

The siren on the truck goes WHOOP, WHOOP, WHOOP
WHOOP, WHOOP. WHOOP,
WHOOP, WHOOP, WHOOP
The siren on the truck goes WHOOP, WHOOP, WHOOP,
All through the town

The ball on the truck goes BAM,BAM, BAM,
BAM, BAM, BAM,
BAM, BAM, BAM,
The ball on the truck goes BAM, BAM, BAM,
All through the town.

The drum on the truck goes, WHOOSH, WHOOSH, WHOOSH
WHOOSH, WHOOSH, WHOOSH
WHOOSH, WHOOSH, WHOOSH
The drum on the truck goes WHOOSH, WHOOSH, WHOOSH
All through the town.

Movement Song: 

Rumble, Rumble Monster Max
Can you jump those junkyard stacks?
Up above the trash so high,
Like a rocket in the sky.
Rumble, rumble, Monster Max.
Yep, he jumped those junkyard stacks.

Song:

Three Loud Trucks.
Three Loud Trucks.
See how they zoom
See how they zoom.
They all jumped over
The muck and goo.
They skidded and screeched
And their mufflers blew.
Did you ever see such a crazy crew?
As three loud trucks,
Three Loud Trucks. 

Movement Rhyme: Wave Goodbye
Wave high, wave low,
I think it’s time, we gotta go.
Wave your elbows, wave your toes,
Wave your tongue and wave your nose.
Wave your knees, wave your lips,
Blow a kiss with fingertips.
Wave your chin, wave your eye,
Wave your hand and say “Goodbye!”

February 24, 2017 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Music & Movement – February 17, 2017

Books

Love You Too by Alastair Heim, illus. by Alisa Coburn
Spunky Little Monkey by Bill Martin, Jr. and Michael Sampson, illus. by Brian Won

Music

“Let’s Get Started” by The Merry Music Maker, Kids on the Move
“Five Little Monkeys” by Go Fish, Party Like a Preschooler
“Pretty Painted Butterfly” by Kathy Reid-Naiman, A Smooth Road to London Town
“Skinnamarink” by Sharon, Lois & Bram, Great Big Hits!

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: The More We Get Together
The more we get together, together, together.
The more we get together, the happier we’ll be.
For your friends are my friends.
And my friends are your friends.
The more we get together, the happier we’ll be.

Movement Rhyme: Reach for the Ceiling
Reach for the ceiling
Touch the floor
Stand up again
Let’s do some more
Touch your head
Then your knee
Up to your shoulders
Like this you see
Reach for the ceiling
Touch the floor
That’s all for now
There isn’t any more

Scarf Song: Put Your Scarves in the Air
Put your scarves in the air, in the air
Put your scarves in the air, in the air
Put your scarves in the air, now set them on your hair
Put your scarves in the air, in the air

Put your scarves on your knees . . . be sure not to sneeze
Put your scarves on your tummy . . . now rub it, nice and yummy
Put your scarves on the floor . . .now pick them up once more

Song: If You’re Ready for a Story
If you’re ready for a story, clap your hands
If you’re ready for a story, clap your hands
If you’re ready for a story, if you’re ready for a story
If you’re ready for a story, clap your hands
Nod your head
Rub your tummy
Sit so still

Movement Rhyme: Wave Goodbye
Wave high, wave low,
I think it’s time, we gotta go.
Wave your elbows, wave your toes,
Wave your tongue and wave your nose.
Wave your knees, wave your lips,
Blow a kiss with fingertips.
Wave your chin, wave your eye,
Wave your hand and say “Goodbye!”

February 17, 2017 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement – February 10, 2017

Books

Chicken Story Time by Sandy Asher
Chicken Soup by Jean Van Leeuwen
Good Morning Yoga by Mariam Gates (Yoga Circle Time)

Music

“Chicken/The Chicken [Instrumental]” by Georgiana Stewart
“Funky Chicken (Hip-Hop)” from Outrageous Orange
“Chickasaw Chicken” (Onomatopoeia/Listening Skills)
“Know a Chicken” by Laurie Berkner

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: The More We Get Together
The more we get together, together, together.
The more we get together, the happier we’ll be.
For your friends are my friends.
And my friends are your friends.
The more we get together, the happier we’ll be.

Movement Rhyme: Stepping Down Together
(Melody: Down By the Station)
Hand on the handrails
We’ll step down together
Stepping very carefully
Feet in a row.
We’ll squat very slowly
We’re not in a hurry
Let’s stay quiet
As we sit!

Movement Rhyme: Wave Goodbye
Wave high, wave low,
I think it’s time, we gotta go.
Wave your elbows, wave your toes,
Wave your tongue and wave your nose.
Wave your knees, wave your lips,
Blow a kiss with fingertips.
Wave your chin, wave your eye,
Wave your hand and say “Goodbye!”

February 10, 2017 at 1:42 pm Leave a comment

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