Music & Movement: Week 2

We Clap Our Hands Together
We clap our hands together
We clap our hands together
We clap our hands together
Because it’s fun to do
(We wave our arms together)
(We wiggle our feet together)
(We say hello together)

Stretching
I stretch and stretch and find it fun
To try and reach up to the sun
I bend and bend to touch the ground
Then I twist and twist around

Tommy Thumbs Up
Tommy thumbs up
Tommy thumbs down
Tommy thumbs dancing all around the town
Dance them on your shoulder
Dance them on your head
Dance them on your knees
And tuck them into bed

Tempo Marches On by Jim Gill

Jumping and Counting by Jim Gill

Shake Your Sillies Out by Raffi

Scarves

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This is the Way We Wash Our Face
This is the way we wash our face (pretend to wash face)
Wash our face, wash our face
This is the way we wash our face
So early in the morning
(repeat with other body parts)

Popcorn Kernels (Tune: Frere Jacques)
Popcorn kernels, popcorn kernels (wave scarves, over head)
In the pot, in the pot (bunch scarves in fist)
Shake them, shake them, shake them (shake closed fist)
Shake them, shake them, shake them
‘Til they pop (toss scarves into the air)

One Bright Scarf
One bright scarf waiting for the wind to blow (hold scarf out)
Wiggle it high
Wiggle it low
Shake it fast
Shake it slow
Where did it go? (hide behind back)

Song Cube

4

Time for “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes”

Instruments

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A colleague told me about the CD Party Like a Preschooler by Go Fish and it was very fun and upbeat. I put the CD on shuffle and let the parents and their child explore the different instruments.

Summary: The attendance is still low and the age is younger than I anticipated but it did grow by one family this week (YAY!). I’m hoping eventually to have enough children to use the parachute with them. I didn’t have much time to plan today’s program and relied heavily upon my go tos. Next week I am hoping to do something more formal with instruments and use different songs.

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