Posts tagged ‘beanbags’

Music and Movement – April 25th, 2014

April 25, 2014

Books
Boogie Monsterby Josie Bissett
Giant Dance Partyby Betsy Bird
Wiggle by Doreen Cronin

Music

Wiggy Wiggles Freeze Dance – Hap Palmer – Too Little Sounds
Maria Loves To Dance – Frank Leto – Time for Music
Silly Dance Contest –Jim Gill – Jim Gill Sings the Sneezing Song
Beanie Bag Dance – Greg & Steve – Kids in Action

Activities

We played Beanie Bag games together –

* Draw and cut out some large shapes – a triangle, square, circle – out of colorful paper and call out instructions to children:

Stand on a square…
Throw your beanbag onto a circle…
Sit on a triangle…
Throw your beanbag on a blue square…

* Put a pile of beanbags at one side of the yard and a bucket at the other, and have your child hop, run, jump, crawl or skip to take the bean bag to the bucket – your child can either hold the beanbag, balance it on the head, or balance it on an outstretched arm.

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April 25, 2014 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Music and Movement – March 28th, 2014

March 28, 2014

Books
We Are in a Book by Mo Willems
Dog Loves Counting by Louise Yates

Music

“Stretch” from Dragon Tales
“Jumping and Counting” – Jim Gill
“What Could A Beanbag Be?” by Hap Palmer

Songs & Rhymes

Song: The More We Get Together

The more we get together
Together, together The more we get together
The happier we’ll be
Cause your friends are my friends
And my friends are your friends
The more we get together
The happier we’ll be

Fingerplay

Dance your fingers up,
Dance your fingers down,
Dance your fingers to the side,
Dance them all around.
Dance them on your shoulders,
Dance them on your head,
Dance them on your tummy,
And put them all to bed. (Rest head on hands together at side of face.)

March 28, 2014 at 12:47 pm Leave a comment

Music and Movement – March 7th, 2014

March 7, 2014

Books
Splat the Cat with a Bang and a Clang by Amy Hsu Lin
Punk Farm by Jarrett Kroscoczka

Music

“First I’m Stretching” from Movin’ and Shakin’ for Youngsters
“Crazy Hands” – Merry Music Maker – Kids on the Move
“Beanie Bag Dance” by Greg & Steve – Kids in Action
“Rhythm Band” by Johnette Downing – Music Time
“Scat Song” –The Baby Loves Jazz
“Wiggly, Wiggles Freeze Dance by Hap Palmer – Two Little Sounds

 
Activities

We danced with our bean bags and then…
we made a band and danced with Splat the Cat who came to play with us!

March 7, 2014 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Music & Movement November 9, 2012

Books
Balancing Act by Ellen Stoll Walsh
Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina

Music
“Knuckles Knees” by Jim Gill from Jim Gill Sings Do Re Mi on His Toe Leg Knee
“Can’t Sit Still” by Greg Sceisa
“Bean Bag Rock” from Action Songs for Preschoolers
“The Bean Bag” by Hap Palmer from Can a Jumbo Jet Sing the Aplhabet
“Jump Up, Turn Around” by Jim Gill from Jim Gill sings moving rhymes for modern times

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
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.

Open Shut Them
Open, shut them.
Open, shut them.
Give a little clap.
Open, shut them.
Open, shut them.
Lay them in your lap.

Creep them, creep them up to your chin.
Open your mouth, but do not let them in!
Open, shut them.
Open, shut them.
Lay them in your lap.

Five little monkeys
Five little monkeys sitting in a tree.
(five=Show 5 fingers,)
(monkey=Hands scratching underarms,
(sitting=first 2 fingers “sit” on first 2 fingers of other hand,)
(tree=Hand under elbow and wave arm for tree)
Teasing Mr. Crocodile,
(crocodile=Arms out straight in front & clap hands horizontally)
Can’t catch me, can’t catch me.
(can’t=1 pointer finger “spanks” the other pointer finger,)
(catch=grabbing motion with 1 hand,)
(me=tap chest with pointer finger)
Along comes Mr. Crocodile and snap!
(crocodile=Arms straight out in front and clap hands together)
***Repeat until all the monkeys are gone!!***

Silly Hat Song  (Tune: This Old Man)
On my head, I wear my hat.
It is such a silly hat
My head will wiggle waggle to and fro
Where else can my silly hat go?
On my foot, I wear my hat.
It is such a silly hat
My foot will wiggle waggle to and fro
Where else can my silly hat go?     [Repeat using elbow and knee.]

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!”

November 9, 2012 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement – February 3, 2012

February 3, 2012

Books
Can You Growl Like a Bear by John Butler
The Doghouse by Jan Thomas

Music
“Movin’ Every Day” from Preschool Aerobic Fun by Georgiana Stewart
“Betcha Can” from Dragon Tales Dragon Tunes
“Beanie Bag Dance” from Kids in Action by Greg & Steve
“Pass the Bean Bag” from Action Songs for Preschoolers
Jumping and Counting” from Jim Gill’s Irrational Anthem and More Salutes to Nonsense by Jim Gill

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Fingerplay: Tommy Thumbs
Tommy Thumbs are up, 
Tommy Thumbs are down. 
Tommy Thumbs are dancing, 
All around the town.
Dance them on your shoulders,
Dance them on your head. 
Dance them on your knees,
And tuck them into bed.

Fingerplay: Puppy’s Doghouse
This is puppy’s doghouse.
This is puppy’s bed.
This is puppy’s pan of milk.
Where he can be fed.
This is puppy’s collar.
His name is on it, too.
Take a stick and throw it!
He’ll bring it back to you.

February 3, 2012 at 12:30 pm Leave a comment


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