So I'm currently taking a child development class entitled, "Music, Movement, Children." The ages addressed in the class range from infants through second or third grade. I've learned quite a few silly songs and dances in the last two months.
Two of my favorites being-
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I also recently created a lesson plan using the song "Put a Little Color On You" by Hap Palmer.
A couple of nights ago we did a few projects in class for use in music lessons. One was a "streamer", made of a popsicle stick,crepe paper and tape, one was a "tambourine" made out of 2 paper plates, bells, a hole puncher and string/pipe cleaners and the last one was "shakers" out of plastic easter eggs, rice and beans and tape to keep the egg closed. My favorite was the "shakers". Easy, quick, colorful and cheap. They also make a really nice sound.
By the way if you've never heard of Sarah Weeks' book Crocodile Smile, you should. It's a book with CD with wonderful songs [I can't find ANY on Youtube to share but trust me, they're amazing]. They're all about animals and friendship. The songs were a big part of my first and second grade education. I was able to track down the book a couple years ago and found I remembered all the words! It's amazing what we choose to remember.