Music and Movement: Amy's Choice

Music and Movement: Amy's Choice
May 2: 10:15 and 11am

Opening Song: Glad to See You by Peter and Ellen Allard
"When I'm glad to see all of you, I like to clap my hands, stamp my feet, I especially like to shake my hips (wiggle, wiggle, wiggle!), I even like to nod my head, and then I like to see how many times I can blink my eyes."

Activity: Animals on the Bus
I bought some plain brown gift bags (with handles), so I used one for the bus. I was able to scale my animals up a little since the bag was bigger. I printed out animals from Microsoft Word. Some make noises, some have actions (kangaroos hop for instance).

Song: Old MacDonald by Ella Fitzgerald (I used the version from this cd, which has some other great stuff!)

Transition rhyme: Dance Your Fingers
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.

Flannel board: Popcorn & Kernels
I won a set from Mel's blog! Thanks!

Activity song: Hot Poppin' Popcorn by The Wiggles
I pulled out the parachute and crumpled up some pieces of scrap printer paper for "popcorn." I tossed them in the middle and we "popped" the popcorn.

Activity: This is Loud, This is Soft (with puppets)
-Sing "This is loud and this is soft" to the tune of London Bridge, using the lion when it is loud and the mouse when it is soft.
-Change to a familiar song (such as Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star), and tell everyone they'll have to use their eyes and their ears to know when to sing loud or soft. Switch it up as much or as little as you like.

I adapted this idea from a Rossini lesson plan at Classics for Kids (Scroll to Lesson 2)

Rhyme: Can You?
Can you clap, clap, clap?
Can you snap, snap, snap?
Can you wiggle, wiggle wiggle? (fingers)
Can you slap, slap, slap? (your thighs)
Can you put your arms around you and give a great big hug?

Song: Shake the Bean Bag from Dinonastics
My mom, who is awesome, made me a set of bean bags two years ago. We hemmed and hawed about the fabric, but ended up using the thin, tablecloth material you can usually find in the home decorator section at most big-box fabric & craft stores. She works with kindergartners, so when I say things like, "but how will I clean the boogers off," she understands.

Book: You Are a Lion by Taeeun Yoo


Closing Rhyme: (borrowed from the librarians at the Ames Public Library)
We read a book / We sang a song / Let's blow a kiss / And say so long.
Teach sign language for book & song, mimic blowing a kiss, wave for so long.



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