Pre-K

Grizzly Bear

Lyrics Grizzly bear, a grizzly bear is sleeping in a cave. (repeat) Please be very quiet, very very quiet, If you wake him, if you shake him, he gets very mad! Game Students stand in a circle on the floor. …

Who Stole the Cookie?

Formation: All sit in circle and pat knees on the beat. Use “talking voice.” All: Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar? Teacher: (Susie) stole the cookie from the cookie jar. Student named Susie: Who, me? All: Yes, you! Susie: Couldn’t be! All: Then who? …

Catalina Magdalena

Lyrics She had a funny name, but she wasn’t much to blame; Her mother gave it to her just the same, same, same. Refrain Catalina Magdalena Hoopensteiner Wallendiner Hogan Logan Bogan was her name. Well, she had two peculiar hairs …

High & Low / Up & Down Resources

High and Low sounds can be difficult to teach to students who confuse it with Loud and Soft. I have found a few things be helpful. Songs All Through the Night Andy Pandy Animal Fair Apple Tree chant As I Walked Out …

Baa Baa Black Sheep

Lyrics Baa baa black sheep Have you any wool? Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full. One for my master, one for my dame One for the little boy who lives down the lane. Baa baa black sheep Have you …

Bluebird

Lyrics Blue bird, blue bird through my window (repeat twice) Oh, Johnny aren’t you tired? Take a little girl [boy] and tap her [him] on the shoulder, (repeat twice) Oh, Johnny aren’t you tired? Circle Game Formation: Students stand in a …

Bubbles

I use the term: “bubbles” to describe when students use personal space. We pretend to turn on our bubbles around our bodies by snapping above our heads. When I play music or sing, students may move around the room with …

Wolf (We are Dancing in the Forest)

Lyrics We are dancing in the forest And the wolf is far away. Who knows what will happen to us If he finds us at our play? Game Formation: One student is “wolf”(“It”) and stands facing the corner. The rest …

Voices – Resources

Songs / Chants that use at least 2 different types of voices Al pavo pavito Allison’s Camel Baby Bumblebee Balonku ada lima Betty Botter Boom Chicka Boom Cat’s Got the Measles Charlie Over the Ocean Chickamy Chickamy Craney Crow Cobbler …

Celebrations

  For Pre-K / Kindergarten, I have taught a few lessons on Celebrations, since they often include music and other recognizable sounds. Ideas: We discuss what “celebration” means. “Special occasion” and “Holiday” are other words we use. Ask students to …

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