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Music & Movement January 22th 2016

January 22nd, 2016

Books
Bear Can Dance – by Suzanne Bloom
One. Two. Three. Jump! – by Penelope Lively

Music: I will not be using the IPOD this week because we are out in the play area, instead all songs will be sung by me.

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Action Rhyme: Follow Me

Raise your hands above your head,
Clap them one, two, three,
Rest them now upon your hips,
Slowly bend your knees.
Up again and stand up tall,
Put your right foot out;
Shake your fingers.
Nod your head
and twist yourself about.

Fingerplay: Touch

Touch your nose, touch your chin,
That’s the way this game begins.
Touch your head, touch your knees,
Now pretend you’re going to sneeze:
Ahh-Choo!

Movement Rhyme: Wiggle

I can wiggle my fingers
I can wiggle my toes
I can wiggle my shoulders
I can wiggle my nose.
No all my wiggles are out of me
(wiggle whole body)
And I can sit as quiet as can be.

 

Rhyme: Snowflakes

Snowflakes, snowflakes, dance around.
(Dance fingers)
Snowflakes, snowflakes, touch the ground.
(Touch floor)
Snowflakes, snowflakes, in the air,
(flutter fingers upward)
Snowflakes, snowflakes, everywhere.
(Flutter fingers outward)

Song: Jump Up, Turn Around

Jump up
Turn around
clap your hands
Stomp the ground

Slow, fast, Eyes closed, Arms up, holding breath

Action Rhyme

Let your hands go clap,
(clap)
Let your fingers go snap,
(snap)
Let your lips go up and down,
(open and close mouth)
But do not make a sound.
(Shake head)
Fold your hands and close your eyes,
(fold hands, close eyes)
Take a breath and softly sigh.
(Inhale deeply, then exhale with a sigh)

Activities:

Bean Bags with actions to follow

January 22, 2016 at 4:14 pm Leave a comment

Music & Movement – October 30th 2015

October 30th, 2015

Books
Where’s My Mummy – by Carolyn Crimi
If You’re a Monster and You Know it – by Rebecca and Ed Emberly

Music
“Five Little Monkeys” by Greg & Steve
“Ants Go Marching” by Mr. Eric and Mr. Michael

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.

Little Ghosts
Little ghosts, little ghosts,
Flying through the air.
Little ghosts, little ghosts,
Tickling my hair.
Little ghosts, little ghosts,
Flying down low.
Little ghosts, little ghosts,
Tickling my toe.
Little ghosts, little ghosts,
Circling all around.
Little ghosts, little ghosts,
Please sit down. 

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.”

The Itsy Bitsy Spider / The Roly Poly Pumpkin
The itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout
Down came the rain and washed the spider out
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain
And the itsy bitsy spider went up the spout again

(Variation)

Oh, the roly-poly pumpkin Went rolling down the hill.
Once it started rolling It couldn’t keep still.
It rolled and rolled Until it bumped into a rock.
Then the roly-poly pumpkin Rolled to a stop.

Five Fall Leaves Feltboard (Fingerplay, no tune)
(Can also be done using your five fingers as the leaves)
Five fall leaves, five and no more.
The caterpillar ate one, now there are 4.
Four fall leaves, that’s easy to see.
Along came a rainstorm, now there are 3.
Three fall leaves, nothing much to do.
A big wind, now there are 2.
Two leaves, that’s not much fun.
I glued one on my paper
Now there is 1.
Hang on pretty red leaf! Your branches won’t break.
You’re one less leaf for me to rake!

Activities:
Musical Instruments
Parachute Activities

October 30, 2015 at 3:13 pm Leave a comment

Music & Movement – October 26, 2012

October 26, 2012

Books
Can You Make a Scary Face? by Jan Thomas
Ten Little Mummies by Philip Yates

Music
“First I’m Stretching” by Abridge Club, Movin’ & Shakin’ for Youngsters
“I Can Shake My Shaker Egg” by Eric Litwin, Rockin’ Red
“Dem Bones” by Music for Little People, Spooky Favorites
“Silly Dance Contest” by Jim Gill, Jim Gill’s Sneezing Songs
“Monster Boogie” by Laurie Berkner, Buzz Buzz

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.

Fingerplay: Reach and Wiggle
Lift your arms way up high,
Wave them, wave them in the sky.
Reach way down and touch your toes.
Wiggle your eyebrows, 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.

Fingerplay: Five Little Pumpkins
5 little pumpkins sitting on a gate.
The first one said, “Oh, my it’s getting late!”
The second one said, “We don’t care!”
The third one said, “There are leaves all in the air!”
The fourth one said, “I’m ready for some fun!”
The fifth one said, “Let’s run and run and run!”
Then Whoooooosh… went the wind,
And out went the light!
And the 5 little pumpkins rolled out of sight.

Fingerplay: 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 don’t let them in!
Open, shut them
Open, shut them
Lay them in your lap.

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!”

October 29, 2012 at 1:42 pm 1 comment

Things That Go Bump in the Night

July 5, 2012

Books

No Ghost Under My Bed by Guido Van Genechten
Creak! Said the Bed by Phyllis Root (adapted as magnetic board story)
I Feel a Foot by Maranke Rinck & Martijn van der Linden
Back to Bed, Ed! by Sebastien Braun
Go Away Big Green Monster by Ed Emberley (adapted as flannelboard story)

Music

Kidz Bop Halloween
“Monster Boogie” from Buzz Buzz by Laurie Berkner
“Monster Band” from Songs for All Seasons by Geof Johnson

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Movement Activity: Monster Under the Bed
Monster, monster under the bed (cup hands around mouth)
You should go somewhere else instead! (shake finger)
Go, Monster, go! (stamp feel slowly)
Go, Monster, go! (stamp feet faster)
Go, Monster, go, go, go! (stamp feet very fast)

Movement Activity: Monster, Monster
Monster, monster, turn around
Monster, monster, touch the ground
Monster, monster, show your shoe
Monster, monster, how old are you?
Monster, monster, reach up high
Monster, monster, blink your eyes
Monster, monster, slap your knees
Monster, monster, sit down please.

July 5, 2012 at 5:00 pm Leave a comment

Fall Favorites

October 27, 2011

Books
Fall is For Friends by Suzy Spafford
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams, illus. by Megan Lloyd
Go Away Big Green Monster by Ed Emberley (adapted as a flannel story)

Music
Spooky Favorites by Music for Little People
“Apple Pickin'” from Pre-K Hooray by Georgiana Stewart
“What Falls in the Fall” from Whaddaya Think of That by Laurie Berkner (used with scarves)
“Monster Boogie” from Buzz Buzz by Laurie Berkner (used with scarves)

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Movement Activity: If I Were a Leaf
If I were a leaf . . .
I’d jump down from my tree,
I’d dance in the wind,
I’d fly in the breeze.
I’d change bright colors,
I’d spin in the air,
Then I’d land on the ground,
I just don’t know where!

Song: If You’re a Monster and You Know It
(tune: If You’re Happy and You Know It)
If you’re a monster and you know it, wave your arms.
If you’re a monster and you know it, wave your arms.
If you’re a monster and you know it,
Then your arms will surely show it.
If you’re a monster and you know it, wave your arms…

If you’re a monster and you know it . . .
Show your claws, gnash your teeth, stomp your feet

Flannel story: Five Little Pumpkins
Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate
The first one said “Oh my it’s getting Late”
The second one said “There’s a chill in the air”
The third one said “But we don’t care”
The fourth one said “We’re ready for some fun!”
The fifth one said “Let’s run, run, run!”
So woooo went the wind, and out went the lights,
And the five little pumpkins rolled out of sight!

November 2, 2011 at 12:22 pm Leave a comment


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