Kindergarten

Quick as a Cricket

I love this book! I like to read each page, and then the children act it out (they can add bubbles). Sometimes I play the piano while they move; I improvise different styles to fit the words. If you prefer, …

Beat vs. No Beat

           Beat vs. No Beat Play keyboard examples of songs with an obvious steady beat (i.e. march) and long, sustained tones for examples with “no beat.” Or… play recordings while students circle “beat” or “no beat.” …

Dance Thumbkin Dance

Lyrics 1. Dance Thumbkin, dance Dance Thumbkin, dance Thumbkin cannot dance alone, So dance, you merry men, every one, Dance Thumbkin, dance 2. Dance Pointer, dance… 3. Dance Tallman, dance… 4. Dance Ringman, dance… 5. Dance Pinky, dance… See also …

I Hear Thunder

Lyrics I hear thunder, I hear thunder, Oh don’t you? Oh don’t you? Pitter patter raindrops, Pitter patter raindrops, I’m wet through, I’m wet through. I see blue skies, I see blue skies Way up high, Way up high, Hurry …

Let Everyone Clap Hands Like Me

Lyrics Let everyone clap hands like me! (clap clap) Let everyone clap hands like me! (clap clap) Come on and join into the game. You’ll find that it’s always the same. (clap clap) Add other motions such as: stretch, touch …

My Big Bass Drum

Lyrics Have you seen my big bass drum? Boom! boom! boom! A rub-a-dub-dub, A rub-a-dub-dub, Boom! boom! boom! As I go marching up the street, Wearing my uniform so neat, My drum and I are hard to beat! Boom! boom! …

1,2,3,4,5 Once I Caught a Fish Alive

Lyrics One, two, three, four, five, Once I caught a fish alive, Six, seven, eight, nine, ten, Then I let it go again. Why did you let it go? Because it bit my finger so. Which finger did it bite? …

Ring Around the Rosie

Lyrics Ring around the rosie, A pocketful of posies, Ashes, ashes, we all fall down. Here is another version Lyrics Ring a ring of roses, A pocketful of posies, One, two, three, four, We all tumble down. Movement Children hold …

Rock to Get Ready for School

Lyrics Refrain Rock to get ready for school, Let’s rock to get ready for school, Let’s rock to get ready for school so early in the mornin’. This is the way I make my bed, make my bed, make my …

Hey Diddle Diddle

Lyrics Hey diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle, The cow jumped over the moon. The little dog laughed to see such sport And the dish ran after the spoon. See also nursery rhymes songs about cats songs about violins …

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