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Module #9: Science

Step By Step Instructions:

1. Before you present this material to your students, prepare by watching the videos and practicing the movements and choreography that go with each song and activity.
2. Read along with the lyrics on the song cards to learn how to sing along with each song.
3. When you are ready, gather the children in the group space. Have your audio player ready with the music. Have the song cards ready to guide you with the Instructions, Introduction (what you say to the children to introduce the song before starting the audio) and the Song Lyrics.
4. Introduce the first song then start the audio track and model the movements to show the children how to move their bodies.

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I Am the Water in the Ocean/The Water Cycle Song

by Nick Young

 

Instructions:

Start with the children sitting in the circle. As you give the introduction, mime the movement of ocean water with your arms. As the song plays, model the movements of water vapor rising up to become clouds, rain falling down on the land and the stream that flows out to the sea to start the process all over again.

Intro:

Water is a very special thing. It can be in three different states: liquid water like the water in the ocean or the water that we drink, frozen water like the ice in our freezer and water vapor like the steam that we see rising from a pot of pasta boiling on the stove.

Show me how you can move your arms like the water in the ocean!

Lyrics:           chords: (capo 3rd) E A B7/A E B7 E

I am the water in the ocean

This is my motion

Hot hot sun causes evaporation

Now I’m water vapor

I start to rise

Up to the sky

I’m a cloud so high

My drops are getting bigger (condensation)

It’s time for rainy weather

Drip drip drop, Drip drip drop

Now we’re falling all together

Now I’m raining down

on the farm and the town

For the plants and animals living on the ground

Now I’m a river that is flowing

All the plants are growing

If it gets really cold then I will be snowing

I’m the water in the ocean

This is my motion…. (return to beginning)

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High Sounds/Low Sounds

by Nick Young

 

Instructions:

In this song you and the children will be going up and down with the sound of the slide whistle. Start by bending your knees and squatting down in the circle with the children. As the sound of the whistle goes up, you go up. As the sound goes down, you go down.

Intro:

Sound comes from vibrations in the air. High sounds have fast vibrations. Low sounds have low vibrations. A whistle makes high sounds and low sounds depending on how much air is inside it. Let’s go up and down with the sound of the whistle in the song.

Lyrics:                                                                   chords: D A7

High sounds

Low sounds

Why does the sound get high and low?

Sound is vibration in the air

Fast vibrations make high sounds

Slow vibrations make low sounds

A little bit of air means fast vibrations

A lot more air means low vibrations

Slide the whistle up and there’s less air inside

Slide the whistle down and there’s more air inside

A little bit of air can vibrate faster

A lot more air takes longer to vibrate

High sounds

Low sounds

That’s why the sound goes high and low

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Dinosaurs Had Feathers!

by Nick Young

 

Instructions:

Show the children the illustration on the other side of this card. Ask them to describe what they see. They may say, dinosaur and/or bird. Tell the children that all these animals are really dinosaurs. Many dinosaurs had feathers like birds do. They used the feathers to keep themselves warm and to attract a mate. Eventually dinosaurs evolved into birds and learned how to fly. 

Intro:

Let’s pretend that we are dinosaurs and we have feathers like the ones we see in the picture. Show me how you walk on four legs, on two legs and then flap your feathers and see if you can fly. What kind of foods did dinosaurs eat? Some ate plants, some ate bugs and some ate meat.

Lyrics:                               Chords: (capo 5th) D A7 D G D A7 D

Some dinosaurs walked on all four legs

Show me how they walked

Some dinosaurs walked on just their back legs

Show me how they walked

Some dinosaurs flap their wings and try to fly

Flap, flap, flap, flap, flap

Some could fly a little but not very high

Flap, flap, flap, flap, flap

I’m a dinosaur

look at my feathers

They make me look so fancy

They keep me warm and cozy

I lived so long ago and I don’t know if you’ve heard but

someday I will evolve into a bird

Now I’m getting hungry

What should I eat?

I might eat some plants

I can grab with my feet

I might eat some bugs

or I might eat some meat

yum, yum, yum, yum, yum!

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Plants Are Growing

by Nick Young

 

Instructions:

Start with the children squatting down in the circle. As the song plays, model the movements of a plant with it’s roots (fingers) in the ground. As the song progresses, spread out your fingers as leaves. Model the action of hydrogen and carbon dioxide mixing together with your fingers and the plant growing into a tree.

Intro:

Plants soak up water from their roots in the ground. The water travels up into their leaves. With the Sun’s energy, they separate the water into two things: oxygen and hydrogen. They mix the hydrogen with carbon dioxide to make the food that they need to grow big and strong.

Lyrics:                             chords: E A B7 E

Plants are growing

my roots grow into the ground

soaking up water and minerals

my roots grow down, down, down

Plants are growing

My leaves open up to the sun

I use the sun’s energy to make food for me

growing leaves one by one

That’s how I grow tall

That’s how I grow strong

With my roots in the ground and the sun on my leaves

That’s where I belong

What people breathe out

plants breathe in

What plants breathe out

people breathe in

It goes in a circle

again and again

so wave your branches

in the breeze

as we are growing into trees

this kind of magic

that we can see

it’s all happening

inside our leaves

it’s all happening

inside our leaves

I take water

and I do a little magic

change it into two other things

I give away the oxygen and keep the hydrogen

cause that’s the one

that I need

I mix it with carbon dioxide

That’s how I make food for me

This all happens

inside my leaves

while I’m growing into a tree

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Instructions:

Start a discussion about clouds, lightning, thunder and rain. Ask the children to describe their experience with these things. Ask the children to rub their hands together rapidly to create static electricity like clouds do.

Intro:

When water droplets and ice crystals rub together inside of storm clouds they create static electricity. When lots of electricity builds up inside the cloud, it flashes down to the ground as lightening.

Lyrics:                                               chords: G C D bridge: D C

I’m a big, dark storm cloud

thunder head is my name

I roll across the sky

making lightning and thunder and rain

water drops and ice crystals

causing friction inside of me

I rub them together and make

static electricity

faster and faster

my electrons are buzzing

I’m negatively charged

I need to make some lightning

my lightning bolts shoot so far

There is a positive charge

on the ground down below

in a big flash of lightning

my electrons want to go

Electrons jump! x 4

Now the rain is quieting down

all the lightning is done for today

All my friends come out of their houses

Into the sunshine its time to play

Come on friends

Come on let’s jump!

Come on let’s jump!

Come on let’s jump!

In the puddles

Come on let’s jump!

make a splash

Come on let’s jump!

In the sunshine

Come on let’s jump!

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Gravity

by Nick Young

 

Instructions:

Start a discussion with the children about the effects of gravity. Demonstrate by holding an object and asking what will happen to it if you let go of it. Let go of the object and ask the children to tell you what happened to it. Start the song and model the movements described in the song along with the children.

Intro:

What will happen to this ball if I let go of it? Will it float up into the air? (drop the ball) What happened to the ball? It fell down. What made the ball fall down to the floor? Gravity! Gravity pulls everything down to the Earth. If we were out in space, the ball would have floated up in the air. But the Earth has gravity that keeps us down on the ground.

Lyrics:                                                       chords: Dm Gm C A B

Gravity, gravity

it is pulling on you and me

It keeps our feet touching the ground

sometimes it can make us fall down

I can balance on one foot

I can stand on my tippy toes

I can lean from side to side

under Gravity’s pull

I can jump and I can dance

I can lay down on the floor

Gravity pulls me down

to the ground once more

I can lay down on my tummy

I can push myself up and down

Gravity pulls me back

back down to the ground

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Liquid, Vapor, Ice

by Nick Young

 

Instructions:

This game is like the freeze dance with a special twist. Before you introduce this song you can explore the different states of water with the children. Let them experience an ice cube, liquid water in a bowl and water vapor from a spray bottle.

Intro:

Please stand up and put on your “invisible bubble.” That means that your body will not bump you friends. Please move where there is room to go without bumping. Ice is frozen and does not move. Liquid water, like the water that we drink or the water in the ocean can move slowly. Water vapor like the steam that we see rising up from a pot of spaghetti cooking on the stove moves quickly. When we are ice, we hold still. When we are liquid, we move slowly. When we are water vapor, we walk fast.

Lyrics:                                                                 

Liquid Water

Ice

Vapor

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I Can Stand Up Tall

by Nick Young

 

Instructions:

This is a dancing and moving song. Have the children put on their “invisible bubble.” Model the movements in the song and encourage the children to move along with you. After the song, have a discussion about what kinds of foods help our bodies to grow healthy and strong.

Intro:

Please stand up and put on your “invisible bubble.” Our bones support our body so we can stand up tall. Our muscles have energy that helps us to move our bodies. We eat good food to help us jump, dance, hear sounds, see far away and do all the things that we do with our bodies.

Lyrics:                                              chords: G C D

I help my body grow healthy and strong

by eating food all day long

I can swing my arms, oh yea!

stomp my feet, oh yea!

My strong bones are supporting me

I can hop from foot to foot

I can swing on the monkey bars

I can jump so high off the ground
I can run so fast and far

I can ride my bike, oh yea

I can do jumping jacks, 1 – 2 – 3

I can turn around and around

I can climb up the tallest tree

I help my body grow healthy and strong

by eating food all day long

I can stand up tall, un huh!

I can hop hop hop, oh yea!

My strong muscles have energy

I can sing with my voice, La la la

I can see very far away

I can hear lots of sounds with my ears

I can listen to the words people say

I can learn lots of things at my school

I can paint a dinosaur

I can read all the words in my book

I can make a lion’s roar

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Life Cycle of a Butterfly

by Nick Young

 

Instructions:

Model the movements in the song and encourage the children to move along with you as you transform into a caterpillar, a chrysalis and finally a butterfly. Fly with the friends around the group space. After the song, have a discussion about the life cycle of a butterfly.

Intro:

Lay down on the floor. You are now a caterpillar egg laying on a leaf with all your caterpillar brothers and sisters. Soon you will hatch into a caterpillar and you will eat lots of leaves to grow big. Then you will become a chrysalis and stay still for a long time. Finally you will become a beautiful butterfly.

Lyrics:                                       chords: A D E

I’m a caterpillar egg

laying on a leaf

my brothers and sisters

all around me

Now I hatch and I’m a caterpillar

All I do is eat

wiggle and eat

for two whole weeks!

mm mm mm, I love to eat those leaves

Now I’ve grown so plump and big

I hang upside-down from the bottom of a twig

Now I am a chrysalis

I am so still

I do not move for two whole weeks

but look out world at how special I will be

It’s time to fly

Now I spread my wings

with my brothers and sisters

all around me

drinking tasty nectar from a flower

We can fly for hours and hours

Fly, fly butterfly fly!

I’m a butterfly

flying in the trees

my brothers and sisters

all around me

I flutter my wings

when I want to go

I can fly up high

and fly down low

There’s nowhere that I can’t go

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Animals Are Special

by Nick Young

 

Instructions:

Pass out the instruments and encourage the children to play along to the rhythm of the song. After the song is done, ask the children to name animals and what those animals say, what they eat and where they live.

Intro:

Different kinds of animals make their own special sounds, eat their own special kinds of food and live in their own special places. The place where an animal lives is called its habitat.

Lyrics:                                     chords: Em B7

Animals all make their very own sound

No other animal sounds like that

Animals all eat different foods

Animals live in their own habitat

A habitat is where an animal lives

Animals all have their own way of moving

Slither, crawl, swim, jump or fly

Animals all have different senses

Some can see and hear more than you or I

What does a lion say?

Roar!

What does a lion eat?

Meat

Where does a lion live?

In the jungle

Now let’s learn some more

rhinoceros, eagle, bear, parrot, seagull, tiger, wolf, deer, snake, fox, lion, elephant, monkey, hyena, hippopotamus, zebra, leopard, bee, crocodile, owl…

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Rhythm Sounds

by Nick Young

 

Instructions:

Review Ta, Ti-ti and Digidigi by playing them one at a time with the children. Combine

Ti-ti and Ta and play with the group. Combine Digidigi and Ta and play with the group.

Intro:

It’s time for rhythm sounds. What is the name of this sound? How many dots does Ta have? How many dots does Ti-ti have? How many dots does Digidigi have?

Lyrics:                           

Ta, Ta, Ta, Ta….

Ti-ti, Ti-ti, Ti-ti, Ti-ti….

Digidigi, Digidigi, Digidigi, Digidigi….

Ti-ti, Ta, Ti-ti, Ta, Ti-ti, Ta, Ti-ti, Ta….

Digidigi, Ta, Digidigi, Ta, Digidigi, Ta….

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Module #4: Phonemic Awareness

Step By Step Instructions:
1. Before you present this material to your students, prepare by watching the videos and practicing the movements and choreography that go with each song and activity.
2. Read along with the lyrics on the song cards to learn how to sing along with each song.
3. When you are ready, gather the children in the group space. Have your audio player ready with the music. Have the song cards ready to guide you with the Instructions, Introduction (what you say to the children to introduce the song before starting the audio) and the Song Lyrics.
4. Introduce the first song then start the audio track and model the movements to show the children how to move their bodies.

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Tap Tap Spell

Tap Tap Spell Audio:

Tap Tap Spell Video:

Instructions:

This is a directed movement song that combines actions with spelling words. Practice the spelling of the words tap, dig, nap and hop before starting the song. As the song plays, model the actions and encourage the children to sing the letters as they perform the actions.

Intro:

T A P spells tap. D I G spells dig. N A P spells nap. H O P spells hop. Now we are going to tap our fingers, tap our toes, tap our knees and tap our nose.

Lyrics:                                Chords: D A G D 

Tap your fingers

tap your toes

tap your knees

and tap your nose

T-A-P, T-A-P

All day long I tap, tap, tap

Dig in the ground

Dig all around

Dig a big hole; nice and round

D-I-G, D-I-G

All day long I dig, dig, dig

Nap all day

Make a big snore

Nap on your mat and

sleep some more N-A-P, N-A-P

All day long I nap, nap, nap

Hop up high

Hop up and down

up to the sky

from the ground

H-O-P, H-O-P

All day long I hop, hop, hop

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Letters & Words

Letters & Words Audio:

Letters & Words Video:

Instructions:

This is an imaginative movement song that helps children learn to spell the words cat, dog, bat and fox. The children will be moving around the group space together so have them put on their ‘invisible bubble’ before you start.

Intro:

Now we get to move our bodies like different kinds of animals. Listen carefully and sound out the letters and sounds to discover which animal to move like.

Lyrics:                                   Chords: A D E 

Letters and words

letters and words

I can make anything with letters and words

I can make you into a C-A-T, C-A-T, C-A-T

Now you are a cat, cat, cat

Now are you crawl like a cat, cat, cat, cat, cat

Letters and words

letters and words

I can make anything with letters and words

I can make you into a D-O-G, D-O-G, D-O-G

Now you are a Dog, dog, dog

Now you crawl like a dog, dog, dog, dog, dog

Letters and words

letters and words

I can make anything with letters and words

Bat, Fox

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Down to the Farm

Down to the Farm Audio:

Down to the Farm Video:

Instructions:

This song helps the children learn some of their spelling words. Encourage the children to sound out the words and make the sounds of the animals in the song. A variation is to have the children move their bodies like the different animals in the song.

Intro:

C A T spells cat. D O G spells dog. C O W spells cow. P I G spells pig. H E N spells hen. Let’s sound out the names of the animals!

Lyrics:   Chords: Verse: G C G D G C D / CH: G D C G

Let’s go down to the farm today

and see if the animals want to play

each one has its own particular sound

look at the animals all around

C-A-T likes to chase a mouse

keeps them out of the farmers house

the farmer says “Chase that mouse!”

the cat says meow

the cat says meow

CH

Let’s play right now

with our animal friends

I’ll show you how

D-O-G likes to lay in the sun

he likes to jump and he likes to run

playing with the dog is so much fun

the dog says woof, woof!

the cat says meow

CH

C-O-W is munching on some hay

wiggles her ears in the sunny day

we all know what cows like to say

the cow says moo

the dog says woof, woof!

the cat says meow

CH

P-I-G is rolling in the mud

he says it feels oh so good

invites us in, do you think we should?

the pig says oink, oink

the cow says moo

the dog says woof, woof!

the cat says meow

CH

H-E-N flaps her wings all around

pecks for corn and scratches the ground

She bobs her head and makes a sound

The hen says bok, bok, bok

the pig says oink, oink

the cow says moo

the dog says woof, woof!

the cat says meow

CH

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Walking Across the Bridge

Walking Across the Bridge Video:

Instructions:

Place two chairs at one end of the group space and another two at the other end to mark the entrance and exit of the imaginary bridge. Have the children line up on one side, ready to walk across the bridge. After they cross, guide them to line up at the entrance again.

Intro:

All my friends; line up and get ready to walk across the bridge. Listen carefully to the song to know how to move your body when you are crossing the bridge.

Lyrics:                                    Chords: G C G D G

Walking across the bridge

walking across the bridge

walking, walking, walking

walking across the bridge

hopping

skipping

flying

dancing

tip toeing

walking backwards

crawling

walking on your elbows

scooting backwards

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Sorida

Sorida Audio:

Sorida Video:

Instructions:

Sorida” is a term of greeting in the Shona language, similar to “jambo” in Swahili. Familiarize the children with the vocal sounds sorida, rida and dadada by singing the words individually as a call and response activity. Demonstrate the movements with another teacher or one of the children. Have the children try out the movements on their own and then with a partner.

Intro:

This is a song from Africa called Sorida. In Africa the word sorida means hello.

Lyrics:     

So-ri-da,                 So-ri-da,                 Ri-da,           Ri-da

Sweep hands up  Clap            Sweep hands up  Clap           Patty Cake                Patty Cake

Da-Da-Da,                      Da-Da-Da,                    Ri-da, Ri-da

Up and down patty cake                    Up and down patty cake                   Sweep hands up  Clap

So-ri-da,                 So-ri-da,                 Ri-da,           Ri-da

SWEEP HANDS UP  CLAP            SWEEP HANDS UP  CLAP           PATTY CAKE                PATTY CAKE

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A Bug or a Bee?

A Bug or a Bee? Video:

Instructions:

This song helps the children learn some of their spelling words. This song can be sung in the group, played as background music during other activities or played during instrument time with the children playing the rhythm on their instruments.

Intro:

Now it’s time to learn how to spell some words! This is a bug (point to the picture of the bug). We spell that word B-U-G. This is a bee (point to the bee). We spell that B-E-E.

Lyrics:                                              Chords: E B A

I was sitting by myself

reading by a tree

when I heard something buzzing

all around me

Is that a bug or a bee

buzzing around this tree?

Is it a B-U-G or a B-E-E

What I want to know

is it a bug or a bee?

I was playing in the sandbox

because I like to dig

when I heard something sniffing

and it sounded pretty big

Is that a pup or a pig

sniffing where I like to dig?

Is that a P-U-P or a P-I-G

What I want to know

is it a pup or a pig?

I was playing in the yard

playing fetch with my dog

when I heard something rustle

behind a log

Is that a cat or a dog

behind that log

Is it a C-A-T or a D-O-G

What I want to know

is it a cat or a dog?

I was working at the farm

I was feeding a sow

when I heard something grunt

from behind the plow

Is that a hog or a cow

behind that plow

is that an H-O-G or a C-O-W

what I want to know

is that a hog or a cow?

I was feeding all the chickens

from the chicken feed box

when I heard a commotion

over by the rocks

Is that the hen or a fox

over by the rocks

Is that an H-E-N or an F-O-X

what I want to know

is it a hen or a fox?

One spooky dark night

I was feeding the cat

when I heard something squeak

I said what’s that?

Is that a bat or a rat

I said what’s that

Is it a B-A-T or an R-A-T

What I want to know

is it bat or a rat?

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Rhythm Sounds: Digidigi

Rhythm Sounds: Digidigi Audio:

Rhythm Sounds: Digidigi Video:

Instructions:

It’s time to introduce a new sound: digidigi. Digidigi is actually four sixteenth notes. These four notes are played twice as fast as ti-ti and four times as fast as ta. Digidigi takes the same time to play as one ta or one ti-ti. Keep your tempo consistent when combining it with the other rhythm sounds.

Intro:

Now it’s time for rhythm sounds. Today we get to learn a new sound: digidigi. How many dots does digidigi have? One, two, three, four. Four dots; that means four sounds. (playing) Digidigi. Let me hear you play digidigi. Good job.

Lyrics:     

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B-I-G Cookie Story

B-I-G Cookie Story Audio:

B-I-G Cookie Story Video:

Instructions:

In this story the children play instruments to make the sounds. The shakers make the sound of shaking the flower, cracking the eggs and pouring the milk. The scrapers make the sound of the turning crank. The bells and triangles make the sound of the dripping honey and the bell ringing. All the instruments play the rhythm of the song.

Intro:

This is the story of the B-I-G Cookie. You will make the sounds in the story. Listen carefully to know when to play your instrument. The shakers make the sound of shaking the flower, cracking the eggs and pouring the milk. The scrapers make the sound of the turning crank. The bells and triangles make the sound of the dripping honey and the bell ringing. All the instruments play the rhythm of the song.

The Song: Chords: A E D

Shake, shake, shake in the flower

Shake, shake, shake in the flower

Shake, shake, shake in the flower

for the B-I-G Big Cookie

Crack, crack, crack the eggs

Crack, crack, crack the eggs

Crack, crack, crack the eggs

for the B-I-G Big Cookie

Pour, pour, pour the milk

Pour, pour, pour the milk

Pour, pour, pour the milk

for the B-I-G Big Cookie

Drip, drip, drip the honey

Drip, drip, drip the honey

Drip, drip, drip the honey

for the B-I-G Big Cookie

Turn, turn, turn the crank

Turn, turn, turn the crank

Turn, turn, turn the crank

for the B-I-G Big Cookie

Ring, ring, ring the bell

Ring, ring, ring the bell

Ring, ring, ring the bell

Now the cookie is done

The Story:                                                                      

One morning in the land of cookie, where everyone eats cookies for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the King woke up and said, “I want to make a big cookie, a B-I-G, big cookie. So he called in his cookie baking chefs and he said “Every day you make me the finest cookies in the land. You make me chocolate cookies, peanut butter cookies, strawberry, banana, peach, apple, but today I want you to make me a big cookie. I mean big, B-I-G big! I want you to make me the biggest cookie anyone has ever seen. Before the cookie chefs answered they sang a little song: “The King want’s a big big cookie… a B-I-G big cookie”.

Then the king’s expert cookie makers huddled together and they whispered “Whisper, whisper, whisper, whisper…” and then they turned to the king and they said, “Yes your majesty, we can make you a big cookie with our new machine; The B-I-G Cookie Machine, but we will need a lot of ingredients. The king said, “Whatever you need, just name it.” The chefs said, “Well, we’re going to need all the wheat from the fields ground-up to make flower, all the eggs from all the hens in the Kingdom, all the honey from all the bees in the Kingdom and all the milk from all the cows in the Kingdom. The King said, “Let it be done.”

The next day there were horse drawn carts lined up outside the castle bringing all the ingredients for the B-I-G Cookie Machine. One by one the chefs put the ingredients into the machine and they sang a song as they did their work: (see The Song)

Out popped a really big cookie; a B-I-G, big cookie. It was biggest cookie anyone had ever seen. Everyone cheered! The smell of that freshly baked cookie was so powerful and so magical that it drifted up into the sky and was caught by the wind and the wind carried it far away to the land of the Giants.

In the Land of the Giants, the Giant King was sitting in his castle with a grouchy look on his face. He was grouchy because he had never had a cookie that was big enough for him to eat.

Just then, the delicious smell of the B-I-G big cookie drifted in the window of his castle. The giant king said, “I smell a big cookie.” He got up and walked out of his castle. He followed the smell of that cookie with his big footsteps shaking the ground; boom, boom, boom across the deserts, boom, boom, boom, through the forests boom, boom, boom, over the mountains and through the jungles. As the Giant King got closer he could hear the chefs singing their song: “The King want’s a big big cookie… a B-I-G big cookie”. Finally he arrived at the Land of Cookie where the giant cookie had just popped out of the B-I-G Cookie Machine.

All the people were gathered around the cookie and the Cookie King was wondering to himself, “What are we going to do with this big cookie? It’s much too big for anyone to eat!”

Just then the Giant King walked up, his giant feet making big booming sounds and shaking the ground (drums). He reached down and scooped up the cookie in one hand. He smelled it and then he ate it in one bite. Then something magical happened; the Giant King’s grouchy face got a big smile… because he had finally had a cookie that was big enough for him to eat. All the people cheered and the King of the Land of Cookie declared that they would make a B-I-G, big cookie every year on that day so the giant king would never be grouchy again. 

The End

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Spell One Two Three

Spell One Two Three Audio:

Spell One Two Three Video:

Instructions:

This is a rhythmic song that helps the children learn to spell the numbers one, two and three. It can be played during instrument time with the children playing along on their instruments. It can also be used during different times of the day with the children singing along.

Intro:

This song is about spelling the numbers one, two and three. Let me hear you play the rhythm of the song on your instruments.

Lyrics:                                    Chords: F Bb G C

One two three, one two three

How do we spell numbers one two three?

One starts with ”O” then letter “N” and finally “E”

O-N-E, O-N-E, O-N-E spells number one

One two three, one two three

How do we spell numbers one two three?

Two starts with “T” then “W” and finally it ends with the letter “O”

T-W-O, T-W-O, T-W-O spells number two

One two three, one two three

How do we spell numbers one two three?

Three starts with T then it has an “H” then letter “R” and “E” and “E” again

T-H-R-E-E, T-H-R-E-E, T-H-R-E-E spells number three

One two three, one two three

This is how we spell numbers one two three

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Take a Nap on a Mat

Take a Nap on a Mat Audio:

Take a Nap on a Mat Video:

Instructions:

This song helps the children learn some of their spelling words. This song can be sung in the group, played as background music during other activities or played during instrument time with the children playing the rhythm on their instruments.

Intro:

C A R spells car. C U P spells cup. K E Y spells key. M O P spells mop. etc.

Lyrics:      Chords: verse: Em A C G / ch: A C G D A C G A

Take a ride

in a car

C A R

That spells car

Take a sip

from a cup

C U P

That spells cup

Lock the door

with a key

K E Y

That spells key

Clean the floor

with a mop

M O P

That spells mop

These are words

that I can read and spell

I will show you

the stories I can tell

Wipe the table

with a rag

R A G

That spells rag

Cook some eggs

in a pan

P A N

That spells pan

Hit the ball

with a bat

B A T

That spells bat

Take a nap

on a mat

M A T

That spells mat

These are words

that I can read and spell

I will show you

the stories I can tell

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Music Time Is Done

Music Time Is Done Audio:

Music Time is Done Video:

Instructions:

This is a song to wind down the energy of the group as music time is ending. It will help the children to refocus their attention and begin to transition to their next activity. Sit in the group circle with the children and model the movements along with the children. 

Intro:

Now it’s time for the last song of our music time today.

Lyrics:                                    chords: A E D

Thank you friends for music time

We’ve had a lot of fun

Thank you friends for music time

Now our time is done

Stretch your arms above your head

Reach up to the sky

Now take a big enormous breath

and let out sea big sigh

Stretch your legs in front of you

and wiggle all your toes

Bounce your knees up and down

Now touch them with your nose

Now stand on your feet so tall

You’re taller every day

Take another deep deep breath

and say a big hooray!

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Step By Step Instructions:
1. Before you present this material to your students, prepare by watching the videos and practicing the movements and choreography that go with each song and activity.
2. Read along with the lyrics on the song cards to learn how to sing along with each song.
3. When you are ready, gather the children in the group space. Have your audio player ready with the music. Have the song cards ready to guide you with the Instructions, Introduction (what you say to the children to introduce the song before starting the audio) and the Song Lyrics.
4. Introduce the first song then start the audio track and model the movements to show the children how to move their bodies.

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She’ll Be Coming Round the Mountain

She’ll Be Coming Round the Mountain Audio:

 

She’ll Be Coming Round the Mountain Video:

 

Instructions:

This is a great song for burning up excess energy in the children. In the song, the children crouch down in a circle. At the right moment, everyone jumps up, yells out “Yeehaaa!” and then crouches down again. Demonstrate the movement for the children before and during the song. 

Intro:

All my friends please get on your feet, bend your knees and get down low. When we say “Yeehaa!” We’re going to jump up and come back down.

Lyrics:                 

She’ll be comin’ round the mountain when she comes

(children jump up and shout “Yeeehaaa!”

She’ll be comin’ round the mountain when she comes

(children jump up and shout “Yeeehaaa!”

She’ll be comin’ round the mountain

She’ll be comin’ round the mountain

She’ll be comin’ round the mountain when she comes

(children jump up and shout “Yeeehaaa!”

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She’ll be drivin’ six white horses when she comes…

We will all come out to meet her when she comes…

We will all have chicken and dumplings when she comes…

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As An Animal Can Be

As An Animal Can Be Audio:

 

As An Animal Can Be Video:

Instructions:

During this song, the children will be walking like a giraffe, swimming like an octopus and slithering like a snake around the group space. Make a point about the “Invisible Bubble” in your introduction and be alert for any bumping or pushing during the song. When children do bump or push their friends, gently remind them to move to where there is room for their body.

Intro:

Now we get to move our bodies like different kinds of animals. The first one is a giraffe  with it’s long neck and long legs. Put on your invisible bubble around your whole body. That means that your body will not bump or touch your friends. Make sure that you move your body where there is room to go without bumping your friends.

Lyrics:                                          Chords: G C D             

A giraffe has a neck that stretches to the sky

with its feet on the ground, it comes walking by

Munching on some leaves at the top of the tree

A giraffe is tall as an animal can be

A snake likes to slither with its belly on the ground

Let’s you know that it’s coming with a hissing sound

It can move just fine without legs or feet

A snake is as low as an animal can be

An octopus has eight long tentacles

On a rock it can make its skin identical

It swims all around in the deep blue sea

An octopus is clever as an animal can be

A cheetah has fur that helps it blend in

Lying in the grass of the savanna plane

Runs so far and it runs so free

A cheetah is as fast as an animal can be

A whale likes to flip its tail in the air

Makes a splash in the water and takes a breath of air

Swims all around in the deep blue sea

A whale is as big as an animal can be

A sloth moves slow in a leisurely style

Lying in a tree it likes a rest for a while

Why should he rush, there is no need

A sloth is as lazy as an animal can be

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Good Food

Good Food Audio:

Good Food Video:

Instructions:

This song gets the children excited about nutrition and eating good food. Before you play the CD, sing the chorus as an echo with the children to familiarize them with the words.  Then, play the song and practice learning the words. Finally, get the children up and moving to the choreography that you learned from the video. You can also play this song when it’s time for snack or lunch.

Intro:

This is a song about good food! Everyone say ‘good food!’ (children echo “good food”), feels like magic in your tummy (children echo “feels like magic in your tummy”), good food! (children echo “good food”), you know it tastes yummy (children echo “you know it tastes yummy”) etc.

Lyrics:  Chords: C F C F G F / F C F C F C Bb G             

When you feel hungry

you want something that’s good

If you want a happy tummy

then eat some good food

Take a big bite of what your body needs

You’re growing big and strong you’ve got muscles to feed

CH

Good Food

feels like magic in your tummy

Good Food

you know it tastes yummy

Good Food

feel your body growing

Now that this food has got your energy flowin’

Every bite that you take helps your body to grow

Strong muscles and bones from head to toe

Riding a bike, climbing on the bars

Eating healthy food makes you run so far

CH

So grab yourself some veggies and some fresh fruit too

It’s time to sit down and eat our yummy food

Bite into an apple and crunch on a carrot

and when you see your friends, be sure that you share it

CH

I run really fast when I eat good food

I can lift up my dad when I eat good food

I can ride my bike and go zoom, zoom, zoom

I can kick a ball way up to the moon

CH

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Ladybug Dance

Ladybug Dance Audio:

Ladybug Dance Video:

Instructions:

Here’s a chance for the children to show off their beautiful ballet dancing skills. Dance with the children and model graceful dancing, including the chassé and pirouette.

Intro:

It’s time for the Ladybug Dance. In this song we are going to chassé, that means skipping to the side (demonstrate a sideways skipping movement), and pirouette (demonstrate a pirouette by standing on your tip toes with arms raised above your head and twirling around). Now show me your most beautiful dancing.

Lyrics:  Chords: (capo 3rd fret) D A7 D B7 E7 A7  D / A7 D A7 D E7 A7 D

Ladybug ladybug dance and sing

fly all around the garden

chassé to the right, chassé to the right, pirouette and bow

chassé to the left, chassé to the left, pirouette and bow

Ladybug, ladybug spread out your wings

fly all around the garden

Ladybug ladybug dance and sing

fly all around the garden

now tip-toe tip-toe, quiet, quiet pirouette and bow

tip-toe tip-toe, quiet, quiet pirouette and bow

Ladybug, ladybug spread out your wings

fly all around the garden

Ladybug ladybug dance and sing

fly all around the garden

back to your spot, back to your spot, come back to your spot

back to your spot, back to your spot, sit down in your spot

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Dragon Hunt

Dragon Hunt Audio:

Dragon Hunt Video:

Instructions:

This is a variation on the Bear Hunt. It’s a call and response story with several songs mixed in. Start with the children sitting in their circle spot.

Intro:

It’s time to go on a dragon hunt. Are you feeling extra brave today? I say it first and you say it after me.

Lyrics: 

G

We’re going on a dragon hunt

Bring your sword

Put on your armor

and get on your horse

Ride down the road

We’re coming to a forest

a dark, spooky forest

Gm         Cm          Dm

It’s a dark and spooky forest

and we’re hunting a dragon

G

We got past the forest

Coming to a castle

Does the dragon live here?

Climb up the wall

Do you see a dragon?

No

Let’s climb down

We got past the castle

We’re coming to a bridge

Can’t go under it

Have to walk over it

(Have children stand up. Some children form a bridge by putting their hands together up high. Other children go under the bridge. Sing London Bridges. After all the children have gone under the bridge, have them sit down again.)

Got past the bridge

Coming to a river

Can’t go under it

Can’t fly over it

Let’s get in the boat

(sing Row, Row, Row Your Boat)

Got past the river

Coming to a cave

Tip toe inside

It’s dark in here

Is anyone around?

I see two green eyes

and a big scaly body

Take out your sword

Run, it’s a dragon!

(go back through all the places and songs, speeded up)

Back to the river

(sing Row, Row, Row Your Boat)

Back to the bridge

(sing London Bridges)

Back to the castle

Climb up

Climb down

Back to the forest

Gm         Cm          Dm

It’s a dark and spooky forest

and a dragon’s chasing us!!! Aaaaa!

Back down the road

Open the door and close it

Whew! we made it!

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Fishing at the Pond

Fishing at the Pond Audio:

Fishing at the pond Video:

Instructions:

Have all the children sit in their circle spot. You will be pantomiming the motions of casting a fishing line into a pond. All the children are the fish in the pond. You will be catching the fish according to their color (the color that the children are wearing on their clothes) and putting them in the bucket (a predesignated space near the group space).

Intro:

I see all these fish swimming in the pond today; green fish, pink fish, red fish, purple fish… all the colors! Now it’s time for me to go fishing. I will catch you by your color. When I reel you in you move towards me and then I will put you in my bucket over there (indicate the space you have decided to use as your “bucket”. You can mark this space with tape if you wish). My bucket has lot’s of nice fresh water for you to swim in. 

Lyrics: 

There were lots of fish swimming

at the pond today

when I cast my fishing line

There were lots of fish nibbling on the bait

when I tugged it just in time

I’m going to catch the pink fish!

reel ‘em in

reel ’em in

I put those fish in the bucket

Mom and Dad will be so glad

when I bring ‘em home so they can cook it

(Repeat with each color until you have caught all the fish.)

“I have too many fish in my bucket. I’m going to put you all back in the pond! Woosh!”

(Make a motion of dumping all the fish back into the pond.)

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Obwa Simi Sa Nana

Obwa Simi Sa Nana Audio:

Obwa Simi Sa Nana Video:

Instructions:

This is an African, Akan song used to accompany a stone passing game. Translation: “The rock hurt my hand, grandma.” Nana refers to the circle of relatives and extended family supporting Ghanaian children during times of misfortune as well as celebration. First, introduce the children to the words by speaking it as an echo. Say “obwa” and have the children repeat the word after you and so on. Then begin to sing the song and demonstrate the action of tapping the stone (we use a shaker) on the floor on the word obwa and then passing the stone to the child next to you. As they tap and pass the stone continue to mime the motion with your empty hand.

Intro:

Now we are going to play a stone passing game from Africa. We will use a shaker for our stone. Tap the stone on the floor two times when you say “obwa” and then pass it on to the friend next to you. Let’s practice by tapping our hand on the floor right now. Obwa (ta, tap), Obwa (ta, tap), Obwa (ta, tap). When the stone comes to you, tap it on the floor two times and then pass it along.

Lyrics: 

Obwa see mee sa na-na

Obwa see mee sa (repeat)

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Gorilla Munch

Gorilla Munch Audio:

Gorilla Munch Video:

Instructions:

This is an instrument song with a rhythmic beat that the children sing and play along with. With all the instruments passed out, demonstrate the rhythm and sing the phrase “gorilla munch” while playing the beat on a shaker. Then demonstrate the rhythm on a scraper, triangle, bells and drum. Track #8

Intro:

Show me how you play this rhythm on your instrument; gorilla munch, munch, munch, gorilla munch, munch, munch.

Lyrics: 

E   F  F#  G         G          G

Gorilla Munch, munch, munch

Gorilla Munch, munch, munch

Gorilla Munch, munch, munch

G                                   C

There was a big gorilla, sleeping in my bed

      D                                                                       D

his head was by my feet, and his feet were by my head

     G                            C   

he snored so loud, he woke up my Dad

       D                                    (n.c.-tap guitar)

and then that big gorilla said “oo-oo-oo!”

Gorilla Munch, munch, munch

Gorilla Munch, munch, munch

Gorilla Munch, munch, munch

There was a big gorilla, kicking a ball

he kicked it so hard that it bounced off of the wall

it bounced off of the wall and it went up on the roof

and then that big gorilla said “oo-oo-oo!”

Gorilla Munch, munch, munch

Gorilla Munch, munch, munch

Gorilla Munch, munch, munch

There was a big gorilla, eating some fruit

an apple on his head and a banana in his boot

the banana went “squish” but he didn’t give a hoot

and then that big gorilla said “oo-oo-oo!”

Gorilla Munch, munch, munch

Gorilla Munch, munch, munch

Gorilla Munch, munch, munch

There was a big gorilla, taking a bath

he tried to do my homework, he tried to do my math

the paper got wet and the pencil poked through

and then that big gorilla said “oo-oo-oo!”       Gorilla Munch, munch, munch….

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Instrument Echoes (short & long)

Instrument Echoes Audio:

Instrument Echoes Video:

Instructions:

In this exercise the children learn to echo rhythms that you play on the instruments. Play a combination on Ta and Ti-ti and have the children repeat the phrase on their instrument, in time, after you. Be careful not to break the pulse or tempo of the call and response.

Intro:

Now it’s time for instrument echoes. I play first and you play after me.

Lyrics: 

(you) Ta, ta, ta

(the children) Ta, ta, ta

(you) Ta, ti-ti, ta

(the children) Ta, ti-ti, ta

(you) Ti-ti, ti-ti, ta

(the children) Ti-ti, ti-ti, ta

(you) Ta, ta, ti-ti

(the children) Ta, ta, ti-ti

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Good Food Camping Story

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Camping Story Audio:

Camping Story Video;

Instructions:

Have all the children sitting in the circle with or without their instruments. During the singing parts of the story, remind them to play their instruments along with the rhythm.

Intro:

When we go camping we sleep in a sleeping bag. Right now, pretend that you are on a camping trip, sound asleep in your sleeping bag.

The Story:         chords G C D G G D G 

Let’s pretend that we are all on a camping trip and we are just waking up in the morning. Stretch your arms,”yawn!”. Let’s go on a hike up the mountain, but first we need to have breakfast. Let’s open up our food bag and see what we brought. (mime opening bag) Oh no! We brought the wrong kind of food on our camping trip. We only brought junky food. Oh well, let’s go on our hike anyway.

Hiking up the mountain

and we’re going so far

hiking up the mountain

oh no… That junky food didn’t give me any energy and I have a tummy ache. Let’s stop and take a rest. Everyone look in your back pack.   Oh look friends, we have healthy food in our back packs! What kind of healthy food did you find? (Ask each child to tell you one kind of healthy food that they brought in their back pack.) Now let’s eat up all our healthy food. Yum, yum! Now, we have lots of energy to go hiking!

Hiking up the mountain

and we’re going so far

hiking up the mountain

oh yea!

Now we are at the top of the mountain. We have so much energy Let’s go down the mountain super fast!

Going down the mountain

and we’re going so fast

Going down the mountain

oh yea!

We made it back to our camp site. Let’s take a big drink of water. Gulp, gulp, gulp. Ahhhh!    The End

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Twinkle Twinkle, Itsy Bitsy (slow & fast)

PMM Song Card - Twinkle Twinkle, Itsy Bitsy (slow & fast) front Mod3 Trk11 PMM Song Card - Twinkle Twinkle, Itsy Bitsy (slow & fast) Story back Mod3 Trk11

Twinkle Twinkle, Itsy Bitsy Audio:

Twinkle Twinkle, Itsy Bitsy Video:

Instructions:

Here are two classic children’s songs with a fun twist! The children get to learn about tempo changes in music and get a good chuckle at the same time. The songs start out slow but then suddenly get fast. Have the children sitting in their circle spot with the instruments in hand.

Intro:

Sometimes music is slow and sometimes music is fast. Listen to the music and play your instruments along with the song. If the music is going slow; play slowly. If the music is going fast; play fast.

The Lyrics:        chords G C G C G D G 

slow: Twinkle twinkle… fast: little star!

slow: how I wonder… fast: what you are!

slow: Up above the… fast: world so high!

slow: Like a diamond… fast: in the sky!

slow: Twinkle twinkle… fast: little star!

slow: how I wonder… fast: what you are!

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                                                   chords G D G G D G

slow: The itsy bitsy spider… fast: went up the water spout!

slow: Down came the rain and… fast: washed the spider out!

slow: Out came the sun and… fast: dried up all the rain!

slow: and the itsy bitsy spider… fast: went up the spout again!

 

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Step By Step Instructions:
1. Before you present this material to your students, prepare by watching the videos and practicing the movements and choreography that go with each song and activity.
2. Read along with the lyrics on the song cards to learn how to sing along with each song.
3. When you are ready, gather the children in the group space. Have your audio player ready with the music. Have the song cards ready to guide you with the Instructions, Introduction (what you say to the children to introduce the song before starting the audio) and the Song Lyrics.
4. Introduce the first song then start the audio track and model the movements to show the children how to move their bodies.

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Tap Tap Tap Your Toes

Tap Tap Tap Your Toes Audio:

Tap Tap Tap Your Toes Video:

Instructions:
Have the children sit on the edge of the rug facing toward the center. Say, “Now we are going to tap our toes.” Model the action of tapping your toes. Ask the children to do the same. As the song plays model the movements as the song directs you.

Intro:
Now we are going to tap our toes like this. Show me how you tap your toes on the floor!

Lyrics:                  chords: B7 G B7 Em / C D G Am
Tap tap tap, tap your toes
Side to side is how it goes
Tap your toes all in a row
Tap tap tap, tap your toes

Now stand up!

Clap clap clap your hands
Jump and clap and clap your hands
Jump up high and clap your hands
Jump and clap and clap your hands

(CH) X2 Touch the sky
Touch the ground
Turn and turn and turn around

stretch stretch stretch up high
see if you can touch the sky
take a breath and give a sigh
stretch stretch to the sky

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Stand On One Foot

Stand On One Foot Audio:

Stand On One Foot Video:

Instructions:
With everyone now standing on the edge of the rug and facing to the center, tell the children “Now we are going to stand on one foot like this.” Model standing on one foot for the children and Start Track #2. Go through the activities with the children as directed by the CD.

Intro:
This is a song about standing on one foot. Show me how you can stand on one foot!

Lyrics:                                chords: D A D G A D
Stand on one foot, stand up tall, keep your balance steady and true
Now start hopping on that foot, I know what you can do
Hop and hop, turn around till you face forward and then
Raise your hands up to the sky and put both feet down again

Now switch to the other leg!

Stand on one foot, stand up tall, keep your balance steady and true
Now start hopping on that foot, I know what you can do
Hop and hop, turn around till you face forward and then
Raise your hands up to the sky and put both feet down again

Now I know your tired
I know you want to sleep
So, lay down on the floor
Pretty soon you’re fast asleep
And you start to snore… (snore)
Before you know it
The morning sun
Is shining in your window
Everyone jump up get back to work
Ready set here we go!

Stand on one foot, stand up tall, keep your balance steady and true
Now start hopping on that foot, I know what you can do
Hop and hop, turn around till you face forward and then
Raise your hands up to the sky and put both feet down again

 

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Scuttle Song

Instructions:
During this song, the children will be crawling, swimming and flapping their flippers around the group space. Make a point about the “Invisible Bubble” in your introduction and be alert for any bumping or pushing during the song. When children do bump or push their friends, gently remind them to move where there is room for their body.

Intro:
Tell the children, “This is a song about animals that live in the ocean. The first one is a crab crawling at the beach. You can do the backwards crab crawl or a frontward crawl. But first, put your invisible bubble around your whole body. That means that your body will not bump or touch your friends body. Make sure that you move your body where there is room to go without bumping your friends.”

Lyrics:         chords: A E A E B D A E, E A G E G A X2

Scuttle like a crab from side to side
In between the rocks you will hide
You really have no time to talk
Use your claws to pick food from the rocks

The ocean is deep
The ocean is wide
Care for the ocean
The ocean is alive

Swim like a shark,
Move your body side to side
When you come
the other fishy try to hide
Sharks can smell things
from far a way
They hunt in the night
but not into day

CH

Move like a sea lion use your flippers to swim
Moving them up and down again
Sea lions are agile and quick
They like to play and do all kids of tricks

CH

Scuttle like a crab from side to side
In between the rocks you will hide
You really have no time to talk
Use your claws to pick food from the rocks

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Super Kid, Super Kid Jump

Instructions:
This is actually two songs; Super Kids and Super Kid Jump. These are high energy songs that the children will LOVE! Be sure to remind them to put on their Invisible Bubble to use their Walking Feet. In the first part, they will be flying around the group space in a circle. Try to have them all going in the same direction to avoid bumping.

Intro:
Tell the children; “This is a song about Super Kids! I see all the Super Kids that are here today in our music group! Show me your super muscles. Show me how you can fly like Super Kid. Now everyone say, in a big voice, “super, super, super kid!” When the song says “She can fly…” have the children begin flying around the group space.

Super Kid Lyrics: chords: G B C D, C D G E

Super super super kid
Super super super kid
Super super super kid
Super super super kid

She can fly
across the sky
she’s much stronger
than I

He can fly
across the sea
he can jump higher
than me

She’s a hero
she can save a plane
it’s just fine
he’s  a hero
stop the bad guys
every time

Super super super kid
Super super super kid
Super super super kid
Super super super kid

Super Kid Jump Lyrics: chords: A E E7 A A7 D D7 A E A

Come on friends jump like Super Kid
Come on friends jump like Super Kid
I know that’s what were gonna do
Jumping so high like Super Kid can do
Come on friends jump like Super Kid
Come on friends do super pushups today
Come on friends do super pushups today
I know that’s what were gonna do
Super pushups like Super Kid can do
Come on friends super pushups today
Come on friends walk on you elbows today
Come on friends walk on you elbows today
I know that’s what were gonna do
Walk on your elbows like Super Kid can do
Come on friends walk on you elbows today
Come on friends jumping jacks today
Come on friends jumping jacks today
I know that’s what were gonna do
Doin’ jumping jacks like Super Kid can do
Come on friends jumping jacks today

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I Love To Be A Tree

Instructions:
In this song, the children will grow roots, branches and leaves and feel what it’s like to be a tree. Model the movements by squatting down, planting your fingers (roots) in the ground and slowly growing and stretching out your arms (branches) and fingers (leaves) up to the sun. Once you learn the song, you may want to lead the children on your own.

Intro:
This is a song about a tree growing in the earth. Bend your knees and get down low. Put your roots in the ground just like a tree does.

Lyrics:
Roots (touch the floor), Trunk (touch your torso),
Branches (arms raised with hands closed), Leaves (wiggle your fingers)

Here come the clouds
Here comes the rain
Watering the ground
Thank you for the rain

Here comes the sun
Warming up the earth
Shining on my leaves
Thank you for the sun

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Sansa Kroma

Instructions:
Start with all the children standing on the edge of the rug and facing the center. First, sing the song as an echo to help the children become familiar with the lyrics. Tell the children “I will say it first and you say it after me.” Speak each line of the song and allow the group to echo you. Then, demonstrate the body movements. “Tap each foot two times, tap, tap, tap, tap. Now spread out your wings.” Then begin to sing the song while tapping each foot two times and gently flapping your wings to the rhythm of the song. After you sing the song this way, say “Now we are going to fly around the sky, hunting for our dinner.” Begin to fly around the group space with the children while singing the song, tapping each foot two times and gently flapping your wings. After singing the song this way one time, say “Now I am going to slow down and I want to hear all my friends sing the song with me with big voices.” Slow the song to half speed and continue to sing, fly and dance as the children sing and move with you.
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The audio is optional for this activity. Once you learn the song you may want to lead the children on your own.

Intro:
This is a song from Africa called Sansa Kroma. The word Sansa means hawk. A hawk is a big hunting bird with a sharp beak and sharp nails called talons. A hawk flies high in the sky and looks down at the ground with it’s very sharp eyes to find something for it’s dinner. Spread out your wings and tap each foot two times as we fly across the sky.

Lyrics:
Sansa Kroma
Nee nay Wo o
Chay chay
Koh-koh mah

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Soft, Steady, Quiet & Slow

Instructions:
This is a fun instrument song that helps the children learn the sounds and names of various instruments. Each instrument gets it own turn, then they all come together at the end. During the song, help the children remember when it is their turn to play and when to let another instrument have a turn. It can take a while for them to learn this, so the first few times it’s ok for them to play even when it’s not their turn.

Intro:
This is a song about all our instruments. Let me hear you play soft, steady, quiet and slow.

Lyrics:                 chords: F C G7 C F
Soft, steady, quiet and slow
Slow, steady, quiet and soft

Let me hear the shaker, the shaker, the shaker
Let me hear the shaker, the shaker right now

Let me hear the scraper, the scraper, the scraper
Let me hear the scraper, the scraper right now

Now the triangle, triangle, let me hear the triangle
Let me hear the triangle, triangle now

Now the bells, the bells, let me hear the bells
Let me hear the bells, the bells right now

Now the drum, the drum, let me hear the drum
Let me hear the drum, the drum right now

Now all of the instruments, all of the instruments
All of the instruments, instruments now

Soft, steady, quiet and slow
Shakers, scrapers, triangles, bells, drums
Everybody play!

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Rhythm Sounds

Instructions:
Today we are going to focus on Ta and Ti-ti and the rhythms that they form when we put them together. Take out your Rhythm Sound Cards and practice playing Ta and then Ti-ti separately so the children are familiar with the sounds. Then put Ta and Ti-ti together to make a rhythm and have the children play Ta, Ti-ti with their instruments, repeating the pattern over and over.

Intro:
Now it’s time for Rhythm Sounds. The first sound is called Ta. How many dots does Ta have?

The Sounds:
Ta: One dot. It gets one sound from the instruments.

Ti-ti: Two dots. It gets two sounds from the instruments.

Digidigi: Four dots. It gets four sounds from the instruments.

To-o: One dot. It gets one long sound from the instruments.

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Grouchy Monster Story

Instructions:
This is an interactive musical story. The children use percussion instruments to create the music, sounds and atmosphere as the instructor gives the narration. The drums make the sound of the monster stomping it’s feet. The shakers, triangles, bells and scrapers make the sound of the monster shaking the branches of the tree. The children can play along with the music as well. At certain points in the story, the children all say, “No, on the forest!”

Intro:
This is a story about a grouchy monster that lives in a forest. The drums are the sound of the monster stomping it’s feet. The shakers, triangles, bells and scrapers are the sound of the monster shaking the branches of the tree.

The Story:

One upon a time there was a grouchy monster that lived in a forest, behind a big old tree. Anytime someone came walking down the pathway and passed by the big old tree, the monster would jump out, stomp it’s feet, shake the branches of the tree and growl! Have the children stomp, play the instruments and growl like a monster. Everyone that lived in the village nearby was afraid to go into the forest, except for these friends in our music group today. They were not afraid of the monster!

So, one day they decided to have a picnic… in the forest. They got their picnic basket and they walked to the bakery. They were choosing some fresh, hot bread for their picnic when the Baker asked them, “Are you going to have a picnic at the beach?” The friends said, “No, in the forest.” The baker said, “Don’t go into the forest! It’s too scary!” But they were not afraid, so they walked to the grocery store. They were walking up and down the aisles picking out all kinds of yummy, delicious food that makes your body grow big and strong. Now I need your help to find out what kinds of foods they chose for their picnic. At this point in the story ask each child to suggest a food that that they like to eat that makes your body grow big and strong.

When they were buying the groceries the grocer asked, “Are you having a picnic in the park today?” The friends said, “No, in the forest.” The grocer said, “Don’t go in the forest! There’s a Grouchy Monster there!” But they were not afraid. So they carried their heavy picnic basket, full of all the yummy food and walked to the forest.

They walked down the pathway, past the big old tree. Out jumped the monster and he stomped his feet, shook the branches and growled! (children play instruments and growl!) But they were not afraid. So the Monster growled even louder! (children play instruments and growl!) They were still not afraid. The friends asked the monster; “Don’t you have any friends?” The Monster said, “No, and all I have to eat are yucky bugs!” So the friends said “Why don’t you have a picnic with us?” and the Monster said ”Ok.”

So, they all sat down and took out the food for their picnic. Here you can go back and mention all the foods that the children chose in the grocery store. They ate up all the food. They had plenty to share with the monster and after he had a full tummy of yummy, delicious food that makes your body grow big and strong, something magical happened. The monster’s grouchy face suddenly grew a big, friendly smile! The friends all said “Yay!” After that day the monster had a lot of friends and no one was afraid to go into the forest ever again.

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Let Me See the Colors

Instructions:
We end the group with a song about colors. When the children hear a color that they are wearing on their clothes, they stand up and clap their hands.

Intro:
Let’s all notice what colors we are wearing on our clothes today!

The Lyrics:   chords: C F G x4 F G C F G x5 C

Let me see all the colors you’re wearing
Let me see all the colors you have
When I say the color you’re wearing
Please stand up and clap your hands

Clap if you have Blue
Clap if you have Pink
Green, red, orange clap
yellow, purple, white and black
All my friends stand up and clap, clap, clap

 

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PlayMotion Music Module #1: Imaginative Movement

Step By Step Instructions:
1. Before you present this material to your students, prepare by watching the videos and practicing the movements and choreography that go with each song and activity.
2. Read along with the lyrics on the song cards to learn how to sing along with each song.
3. When you are ready, gather the children in the group space. Have your audio player ready with the music. Have the song cards ready to guide you with the Instructions, Introduction (what you say to the children to introduce the song before starting the audio) and the Song Lyrics.
4. Introduce the first song then start the audio track and model the movements to show the children how to move their bodies.

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Shake Shake Shake Your Hands

Shake Your Hands Audio:

 

Shake, Shake, Shake Your Hands

Instructions:Have the children sit on the edge of the rug facing toward the center. Join the children in the group either on the floor or in a chair. Have your CD player within reach. Tell the children “All right friends, we are going start by shaking our hands.” Shake your hands to demonstrate. Start Track #1 on the CD. Go through the activities with the children as directed by the CD.

Intro: It’s time for a song about shaking your hands. Show me how you shake, shake, shake your hands right now!

Lyrics: chords: A E A D E A
Shake, shake, shake your hands x3
Now get up its time to stand
Jump, jump, jump so high x3
You can almost touch the sky
Jump and clap, jump and clap x3
Now your feet go tap, tap, tap
Stretch, stretch, stretch up high x3
Wiggle your fingers far and wide

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Movin’ Your Body Blues

Movin’ Your Body Blues Audio:

 

Moving’ Your Body Blues

Instructions:
Have the children stand on the edge of the rug facing toward the center. Say, “Now we are going to tap one foot like this.” Model the action of tapping your foot. Ask the children to do the same. As the song plays model the movements as the song directs you. Track #2

Intro:
Now we are going to tap one foot like this. Show me how you tap your foot on the floor!

Lyrics: chords: A E A E B7 A E
Tap one foot
Make it bounce up and down
Now tap the other foot, make it go to town
Wiggle your shoulders, turn your self around
Now clap your hands (clap, clap)
Clap your hands (clap, clap) X3
Stomp your feet, feet, feet X2
Clap your hands (clap, clap) X2
Wiggle your shoulders & turn your self around
Now move your arms like a chicken & make a chicken sound
Move your arms like a chicken & make a chicken sound
Wiggle your shoulders & turn your self around
Now clap your hands (clap, clap)
Clap your hands (clap, clap) X3
Stomp your feet, feet, feet X2
Clap your hands (clap, clap) X2
Wiggle your shoulders, Turn your self around

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Riding On A Train

Riding on a Train Audio:

 

Riding On A Train chords: G C D

Instructions:
You are going to form a train with the children. You will be the leader. Choose one child to follow you and show the children how to line up with their hands on the shoulders of the child in front of them. Lead the train around the room. It’s fun to lead the train on a route around the tables and furniture in the room. Track #3

Intro:
Tell the children they will be riding on a train. Say “There are three sounds to make in this song: the whistle goes woo! woo!” Have the children repeat the sound. “The conductor says all aboard!” Have the children repeat it. “The bell goes ding, ding, ding!” Have the children repeat the bell sound.

Lyrics:
Riding on a train X2
Goin’ so fast,
Riding on a train
The whistle blows “woo, woo” X3
Riding on a train
Riding on a train X2
Goin’ so fast,
Riding on a train
The conductor says “All aboard!” X3
Riding on a train
Riding on a train X2
Goin’ so fast,
Riding on a train
The bell goes “ding, ding, ding!”X3
Riding on a train
(slower)
Now were goin’ up the hill
Riding on a train
Climbing up the hill
Riding on a train,
Now were at the top
Riding on a train
(faster)
Now were going down the hill
Riding on a train
The whistle blows “woo, woo” X3
Riding on a train
The conductor says “All aboard!” X3
Riding on a train
The bell goes “ding, ding, ding!” X3
Riding on a train
(slow down)
Now were coming to the station,
Riding on a train,
coming to the station
Riding on a train…..

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Animals on the Move

Animals on the Move Audio:

 

Animals on the Move chords: Am Em7 B, A G# F#

Instructions:
During this song, the children will be crawling, hopping and flying around the group space. Make a point about the “Invisible Bubble” in your introduction and be alert for any bumping or pushing during the song. When children do bump or push their friends, gently remind them to move where there is room for their body. Track #4

Intro:
Tell the children, “Now we get to move our bodies like different kinds of animals. The first one is a spider crawling on the floor. You can do the backwards crab crawl or a frontward crawl. But first, put your invisible bubble around your whole body. That means that your body will not bump or touch your friends body. Make sure that you move your body where there is room to go without bumping your friends.”

Lyrics:
Spiders are creeping X4
Creep around the circle and stop
Snakes that slither X4
Slither round the circle and stop
Dolphins are swimming X4
Swim around the circle and stop
Birds are flying X4
Fly around the circle and stop
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Now think of all the animals in the whole world and move you’re body like any animal that you choose… here we go!
Animals are on the move, on the move
Be any animal that you choose, that you choose
In the forest, in the trees, in the jungle, or in the sea
Animals are on the move
I see some tigers that are crawling in the jungle
I see whales swimming in the ocean
I see all kinds of animals
Now turn into an elephant
Elephants walking X4
Walk around the circle and stop

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Body Echoes

Body Echoes Audio:

 

Body Echoes
Instructions:
Start a “call and response” rhythm with the children using clap, stomp, knees and jump. Have the children say the word as they echo the action.
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The CD is optional for this activity. Once you learn how to do it you may want to lead the children on your own. Track #5

Intro: Start with the children standing on the edge of the rug. Say “Now it’s time for Body Echoes. I go first and you go after me.”

Lyrics:
Clap, Clap, Clap
Knees, Knees, Knees
Stomp, Stomp, Stomp
Jump, Jump, Jump
(continuing with varying combinations of these)

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Kye Kye Kule (Chay Chay Koo-lay)

Kye Kye Kule Audio:

 

Kye Kye Kule (Chay Chay Koo-lay)
Instructions:
This is another “call and response” song. Have the children say the word as they echo the action. Each time the song repeats, it get’s faster!
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The CD is optional for this activity. Once you learn the song you may want to lead the children on your own. Track #6

Intro:
This is a song from Africa called Chay Chay Koo-lay. I go first and you go after me.

Lyrics:
Chay Chay Koo-lay
Chay Chay Koh-fee sah
Koh-fee sah lahn-gah
Kah-kah shee lahn-gah
Koom ah-dehn day
Koom ah-dehn day
Koom ah-dehn day
Hey!

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Five Pterodactyls

Five Pterodactyls Audio:

 

Five Pterodactyls
Instructions:
In this song the children will stretch their arms out like the branches on a tree. Model the movement by turning to the side, planting your feet wide apart and stretching out your arms. Once you learn the song you may want to lead the children on your own. Track #7

Intro:
This song is about Five Pterodactyls sitting on a dead tree.
A pterodactyl is a kind of dinosaur that can fly. In this song we will be saying “sitting on a dead tree”. Then we stretch out our arms like branches on a tree.

Lyrics:
Five Pterodactyls X3
sitting on dead tree
Oh no, one has flown away
What a shame

Four Pterodactyls X3
sitting on dead tree
Oh no, one has flown away
What a shame

Three Pterodactyls X3
sitting on dead tree
Oh no, one has flown away
What a shame

Two Pterodactyls X3
sitting on dead tree
Oh no, one has flown away
What a shame

One Pterodactyls X3
sitting on dead tree
Oh no, one has flown away
What a shame

No Pterodactyls X3
sitting on dead tree
Oh look, one has returned
Let us rejoice!

One Pterodactyls X3
sitting on dead tree
Oh look, one has returned
Let us rejoice!

Two Pterodactyls X3
sitting on dead tree
Oh look, one has returned
Let us rejoice!

Three Pterodactyls X3
sitting on dead tree
Oh look, one has returned
Let us rejoice!

Four Pterodactyls X3
sitting on dead tree
Oh look, one has returned
Let us rejoice!

Five Pterodactyls X3
sitting on dead tree

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Let Me Hear the Music

Let Me Hear The Music Audio:

 

Instrument Time

Have the children sit on the edge of the rug and pass out the instruments. It’s fine for the children to try out their instrument during this time.

Let Me Hear the Music chords: A D A D E

Instructions:
This is a fun instrument song that helps the children learn the sounds and names of various instruments. Each instrument gets it own turn, then they all come together at the end. During the song, help the children remember when it is their turn to play and when to let another instrument have a turn. It can take a while for them to learn this, so the first few times it’s ok for them to play even when it’s not their turn. Track #8

Intro:
This is a song about all our instruments. Let me hear you play along!

Lyrics: chords: A D A D E
Let me hear the music as we play our instruments X3
We play and then we stop!

Let me hear the music as we play upon the drum X3
We play and then we stop!

Let me hear the music as we play the shakers X3
We play and then we stop!

Let me hear the music as we play the scrapersX3
We play and then we stop!

Everybody play!
Everybody play together, everybody play
Everybody play together, We play and then we stop!

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Rhythm Sounds

Rhythm Sounds Song Audio:

 

Ti-ti 6 up To-o 6 up Digidigi 5 up Ta 6 up

Rhythm Sounds

Instructions:
Take out your Rhythm Sound Cards and select the Ta sound. Show the children the card and say “This sound is called Ta. How many dots does Ta have? That’s right, it has one dot. That means it gets one sound like this.” Use your shaker to demonstrate the Ta sound. Then demonstrate Ta on the scraper, triangle, bells and drum. Repeat with all the sounds. Start Track #9

Intro:
Now it’s time for Rhythm Sounds. The first sound is called Ta. How many dots does Ta have?

The Sounds:
Ta: One dot. It gets one sound from the instruments.

Ti-ti: Two dots. It gets two sounds from the instruments.

Digidigi: Four dots. It gets four sounds from the instruments.

To-o: One dot. It gets one long sound from the instruments.

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Bird, Frog & Crocodile Story

Bird, Frog & Crocodile Audio:

 

Bird, Frog & Crocodile Story
Instructions:
This is an interactive musical story. The children use percussion instruments to create the sounds and atmosphere as the instructor gives the narration.

The drums make the sound of elephants running through the jungle. The scraper makes the sound of the frog. The slide whistle, played by the instructor, makes the sound of the bird. The shakers, cymbals and bells make the sound of splashing water.

With all the children sitting in their circle spot;
Start Track #10.

Intro:
This is a story about a bird, a frog & the crocodile. In this story, the drums make the sound of elephants running through the jungle. Play your drum like elephants running through the jungle now. The scraper is the frog sound. Let me hear the scraper make the frog sound now. The triangles, shakers and bells are the splashing water. Let me hear the triangles, shakers and bells make the splashing water sound now.

The Story:
Once upon a time, there were two friends: the bird (slide whistle) and the frog (scraper).They were sitting by the river talking about what kind of bugs they ate for breakfast. They didn’t know it, but in the water was a big, hungry crocodile! He was looking for something to eat when he saw the bird (slide whistle) and the frog (scraper). The crocodile said “I’m gonna have them for my lunch.” He swam closer and closer and closer until he was right next to them, but they still didn’t see him. The bird didn’t see him (slide whistle) and the frog didn’t see him (scraper). Suddenly, the crocodile jumped out of the water (shakers, cymbals, bells) He opened up his big jaws and he was just about to eat up the bird and the frog when the elephants went running through the jungle (drums). It was so loud that it scared the crocodile. He jumped back in the water and swam away as fast as he could go (shakers, cymbals, bells). And the bird (slide whistle) and the frog (scraper) were safe and sound.

Collect the instruments

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Color Song

Color Song Audio:

 

Color Song

Instructions:
This song concludes the music group. When it starts the children will know that music time has come to an end. You can also use this song to have the children line up to go outside by saying “line up” instead of “stand up”. Track #11

Intro:
We have one more song in our music time today. Notice what colors you have on your clothes today. It’s time for the color song!

The Lyrics: chords: G C D
Color song, color song
Now its time for the color song
When I say the color you’re wearing today
Stand up right away
Green stand up
Blue stand up
Pink and purple stand up
Orange, red, yellow, white, black, grey stand up right away

Color song, color song
Now its time for the color song
When I say the color you’re wearing today
Sit down right away
Green sit down
Blue sit down
Pink and purple sit down
Orange, red, yellow, white, black, grey sit down right away

Color song, color song
That was the color song
All of the colors we said today make us say hooray!

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PMM Module #10 Basic Program: Creative Movement

Step By Step Instructions:

1. Before you present this material to your students, prepare by watching the videos and practicing the movements and choreography that go with each song and activity.
2. Read along with the lyrics on the song cards to learn how to sing along with each song.
3. When you are ready, gather the children in the group space. Have your audio player ready with the music. Have the song cards ready to guide you with the Instructions, Introduction (what you say to the children to introduce the song before starting the audio) and the Song Lyrics.
4. Introduce the first song then start the audio track and model the movements to show the children how to move their bodies.

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Magic Freeze Dance

by Nick Young and Jen Stillion

 

Instructions:

This is a fun variation on the classic freeze dance game. It’s a great game to get the children moving and dancing in creative ways.

Intro:

Okay friends, this is just like freeze dance, so when you hear it say, “Freeze!” make sure you freeze your body! Also, the song will tell you what to do with your body and you will turn into many things! Here we go!

Lyrics & Choreography:

Let’s Dance! Let’s Dance! Freeze Dance!

(free style dance)

A little magic added in, because I’m Hip Hop Jen

every time you freeze, your’e gonna be

A new friend

A new friend

Now Freeze!

(have kids act like a rockstar and do whatever they want!)

Turn into a Rockstar!

Rockstar! Rockstar!

Play some air guitar!

Jump so high, jump so far, because you are a rockstar!

Now Freeze!

(have kids fly like butterflies all around)

Turn into a Butterfly!

Flap those wings, so gracefully

The most beautiful thing, I could ever see

Fly Friends

And Freeze!

(have kids fly around like a super hero!)

Turn into a Super Kid!

Super super super kid fly!

Up up up in the sky!

With big red cape and fly

And fly all around all around the sky!

Fly friends! And Fly!

And Freeze!

(have kids drive the race car all around!)

Turn into a race car driver!

Race car driver

Driving in the race, zoom zoom zoom

You get first place

Race car driver!

And Freeze!

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Super Exercise Dance

by Jen Stillion-Young & Nick Young

Instructions:

This song is great for warming up the children. The song tells you exactly how to move your body, so just follow along and be prepared to get some good exercise!

Intro:

Friends, who likes to exercise? Show me your BIG MUSCLES! Now stand up tall, stretch out your arms, run in place, touch the floor, and jump jump jump! Here we go!

Lyrics & Choreography:                                             

It’s Hip Hop Jen with the Super Exercise Dance

Stand up tall
Stretch out your arms                                                     

Show me Your BIG MUSCLES!                                          

Stand up tall                                                                

Stretch out your arms
You’re ready to have some fun!                                          

Your muscles are strong (show muscle poses)
You’re ready to move
Time to jump and run

Running in place!
One, two, three!
Touch the floor!
Now jump, jump, jump!

It’s the totally cool! (show muscles and wiggle!)
Rockin’ like a fool!
Super Exercise Dance!

Stand up tall!
Stretch out your arms!
You’re ready to move your body!                                    

Your muscles are strong! (show muscle poses)
You’re ready to move!
Today’s your exercise day!

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Chug Some Water

by Jen Stillion-Young & Nick Young

 

Instructions:

Watch the video to learn the choreography. On the chorus, “mime” holding a glass of water and drinking it and then rubbing your belly with a mmmmm sound!

Intro:

Who likes to drink water? Water is so so good for you especially after you dance and exercise! Let’s practice! Take a pretend cup and chug it down and say,  “gulp gulp gulp!” Now rub your tummy and say, “mmmmmm!”

Lyrics & Choreography:                                             

Beginning: bounce your knees

(Hands on knees bob up & down to each side)

I’m Hip Hop Jen and I want to say

I drink lots of water everyday

I fill up my glass and take a big sip

And drink it all down and don’t leave a drip

chorus

(Pretend you are drinking water, then rub your belly)

Let’s Chug Some Water

Chug Some Water

Chug Some Water Friends

Chug Some Water

(Put your heels out one by one and add the arms by pumping them down)

The best drink in the world is clear and fresh

If you spill it on the ground it won’t make a mess

Its not sticky just pure and clean

Drink some water and you know what I mean

chorus

(Hands on knees bob up & down to each side and add hands out to the side)

Water gives you what you need to get up and go

Playing with friends let the water flow

When its hot and sunny there’s nothing better

But water is good in any kind of weather

chorus

(Put your heels out one by one and add the arms by pumping them down)

So take your glass and fill it up

When you are thirsty have a big cup

Share it with your friends they need water too

Water is good for me and you (point to yourself and then point out)

chorus

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Hip Hop Walk

by Jen Stillion-Young & Nick Young

 

Instructions:

This is a great directed movement song. Get the kids in a big circle and have them follow you. The song tells you exactly what to do! If you don’t have space for a circle, they can do this in a line or two.

Intro:

Alright friends, follow me in a big circle. This song is going to tell us what to do! Are you ready?

Lyrics & Choreography

Walk your feet

Jump and clap

Fly

Walk low

Skip

March

Shhh tip toe

Do the robot

And dance!

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Strike A Pose

by Jen Stillion-Young & Nick Young

 

Instructions:

Watch the video to learn the choreography. It’s a little more challenging, but it’s still a directed movement song that tells you what to do. Kids love to do poses. Have the children practice some poses before you start the song.

Intro:

Who knows how to strike a pose? Go ahead and show me some poses! Great job! This song has a lot of fancy dancing, but the music will tell us what to do. When the song says “pose”, you can choose your own pose to do. Here we go!

Lyrics & Choreography:                                             

Dance your feet to the front, 1, 2, 3

Dance your feet to the back, 1, 2, 3

Here we go

Move to the front

Groove to the back

Move to the front

Groove to the back

Now strike a pose!  Pose! Strike a pose oh yeah

Now bounce your knees, bounce your knees, bounce bounce up and down

bounce your knees

Now criss cross your feet, criss cross your feet. criss cross your feet

Now tap your knees, bounce bounce, tap your knees, bounce bounce tap your knees bounce bounce

Now let’s put it together

Cris cross your feet and tap your knees, criss cross your feet and tap your knees,

Criss cross, tap your knees, criss cross tap your knees and then

Strike a Pose! Strike a pose! And Pose! Pose! oh yeah

Now spin your body around, spin your body around, spin your body around, spin spin

Now jump up high, jump up high, Jump! Jump! Jump up high

Let’ s put it together! Spin around and jump high! Spin around and Jump up high! Spin around and jump up high!

Now strike a pose! Pose! Strike a Pose!

Great Job friends!

Let’s Put all these dance moves together from the beginning!

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Robot Dance

by Jen Stillion-Young & Nick Young

 

Instructions:

Prepare the kids by having them pretend to walk and act like robots. Show them how to move slowly and stiffly. When they’re ready, have them lay down until the song begins. The song gives them instructions on what to do with their bodies.

Intro:

We are going to become robots! Friends, what does a robot look like? How do they walk? Can you move your head stiffly from side to side? Good job! Can you move your arms and hands stiffly too? Good! Now, lay down and pretend your robot is sleeping.

Lyrics & Choreography:                                             

Bring your whole body upright slowly and stiffly (stand right up)

And your arms and hands stick out (stick both arms out with fingers closed together)

Turn your head to the right (turn stiffly to the right)

Turn you head to the left (turn stiffly to the left)

Move your right and left arms up and down( arms go up and down stiffly)

Chop the air, chop the air, chop the air (arms going up and down)

(have the kids do whatever the want as a robot on this part)

Do the robot dance

Do the robot dance

Do the robot dance

Do the robot dance

March forward 4 steps, 1,2,3,4

Bend forwards at the waist and power down (robot goes to sleep)

Power up (robot awakes!)

March backwards 4 steps, 1,2,3,4

Put your hands by your ears

Walk in a circle and chop the air, chop the air, chop the air (doing the crazy robot)

(have the kids do whatever they want as a robot on this part)

Do the robot dance

Do the robot dance

Do the robot dance

Do the robot dance

Have robot go back to sleep!

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Hip Hop Bunny

by Jen Stillion-Young & Nick Young

 

Instructions:

Watch video to learn the simple choreography to this song. The dancers will start by laying down like sleeping bunnies. The music will prompt them to wake up and hop like bunnies. Do the four hip hop poses that are in the video. There is also a dance break with some choreography that is on the video. Alternatively, you can skip the choreography and have them simply hop like bunnies, fall asleep and then wake up again.

Intro:

Okay friends, we are going to be hip hop bunnies! First, can you hop like a bunny? There are four poses in the song. Say, I’m cool (strike the pose). Peace (strike the pose). What’s Up? (strike the pose). Yeah, yeah (strike a pose). Now lay down like sleeping bunnies until the song tells you to wake up.

Lyrics & Choreography:                                             

Look at all the bunnies
Sleeping all day long
Nine o’clock, ten o’clock, I wonder what is wrong
They’re so still
Are they ill?

Wake up little bunnies!
(children awake and hop like bunnies!)

Hip hip bunny hip hip hop!
Hip hop bunny hop! (fold your arms and say, “I’m cool!”)
Hop little bunny hip hip hop!
Hip hop bunny hop! (show the peace sign, and say, “Peace!”)
Hop little bunny hip hip hop!
Hip little bunny hop (put your arms up to the side, and say, “What’s up?”)
Hop little bunny hip hip hop!
Hip hip bunny hop! (put your hand on your chin, and say, “Yeah yeah”)

Come on bunny lets show our moves (show your heels)                                              
peace uh huh we got attitude (jump apart together with a pose)                                    
check it and see what we can do with our fancy feet and our fancy shoes! (lace your fingers, make a giant snake with your arms and wiggle your knees)                                                           
I’m a hip bunny hip hip hop! (hop in a circle twice)                                            
I dance all day with my carrot top! (hop in a circle twice)
I got two legs and I hop hop hop! (hop in a circle twice)
check out my ears bunny hip hip hop! (point to your ears)                          

I’m so tired, I’m so tired, let’s take a little nap                           

(yawn, fall to the floor to sleep and snore)

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What’s Up?

by Jen Stillion-Young & Nick Young

 

Instructions:

Watch video to learn choreography. It’s super easy. Have the kids throw their hands into a what’s up pose and say, “What’s Up!” Then prepare them by walking in place with their hands in fists by their sides.

Intro:

Friends, throw your hands up and say, What’s Up?!? Now march in place, put your  hands in fists and put them by your side. Alrighty, we are ready to dance!

Lyrics & Choreography:

(walk in place with high knees and hands in fists)

I woke up this morning and my mom said, “hey,

It’s time to get ready for school today”

I checked the calendar and I had to say

“Guess what mom, today is Saturday” (place your hands on your hips & shrug)

What’s up (throw your hands up to the sides)

What’s up (repeat)

Throw your hands, what’s up (throw your hands up to sides and go up and down)

When something’s not right (fold arms and shake head like you’re saying no)

You got to speak up (place one hand over your side of mouth and lean forward)

Everyone say “what’s up”(throw your hands up to sides & go up and down)

(walk in place with high knees and hands in fists)

My mom said “hey let’s go to the zoo”

I said “yeah that sounds pretty cool”

We get to the zoo and they said “Were sorry

The animals have all gone to a party” (place your hands on your hips & shrug)

Repeat Chorus & Choreography

(walk in place with high knees and hands in fists)

I went to the party of a friend of mine

It was a birthday we had a great time

He blew out the candles I was ready for a bite

But they didn’t have cake just vegetable pie (place your hands on your hips & shrug)

Repeat Chorus & Choreography

(walk in place with high knees and hands in fists)

It was Christmas morning 

Dad was having his coffee 

I wanted to see 

What Santa had brought me 

I looked behind the tree 

And I saw the box

But when I opened it up 

All I got was some socks (place your hands on your hips & shrug)

Repeat Chorus & Choreography

(walk in place with high knees and hands in fists)

My dad said “now 

It’s time for bed 

Time to lay down your 

Sleepyhead” 

I said “hold on 

Somethings wrong with your timing” 

I looked out the window and the 

Sun was still shining (place your hands on your hips & shrug)

Repeat Chorus & Choreography

What’s Up? What’s Up

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Everyone Can Dance

by Jen Stillion-Young & Nick Young

 

Instructions:

This is a fun dance game where the kids can spread out and dance however they want until it says, Drop! Then they drop to the floor.

Intro:

Friends, this is a dance where you can do whatever you want until it says, Drop! Then you drop to the floor until it tells you to dance again! Here we go!

Lyrics & Choreography:                                             

(Dance however you want in this song!)

Everyone Can Dance!

Everyone can dance

You gotta take a chance

Just move your feet

To the funky beat

You gotta jump around

To that crazy sound

You just can’t stop

Until you Drop

(drop to the floor)

Now fall to the floor

Can’t dance anymore

But there’s that beat

Slowly rise to your feet

(get up and dance!)

Now you’re back on the floor

Gonna dance some more

Now you spin around

You can’t slow down

Now it’s going to fast

This just can’t last

You just can’t stop

Until you drop

(drop to the floor)

Now take a rest

I think that’s best

To lay back down

Don’t make a sound

But pretty soon

We hear that groove

And jump up up

(jump up and dance!)

And we dance some more

Everyone Can Dance!

(keep dancing until the end!)

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Hip Hop Happy Dance

by Jen Stillion-Young & Nick Young

 

Instructions:

This dance is a directed movement song that tells you exactly what how to move you body. It’s a super fun, high energy dance that will instantly put you and the kids in a happy mood! Have fun with it!

Intro:

This the Happy Dance! Can I see everyone’s smiles? Show me! Yay! Let’s be Happy! This dance tells you what to do, so here we go!

Lyrics & Choreography:                                             

Ouch I skinned my knee! rub your knee                                                          

then got stung by a bee!  point to your arm                                                                    

my dog just ate my shoe! touch your shoe                                                                  

please tell me what to do! put hands out to side and shrug

                                                                                                                          

(lyrics tell you what to do below)

you’ve got to reach up to the sky!                                                           

wave from side to side!
bounce your knees like this!
then give it a little twist!

jump and clap your hands! I know that you can!
slide right over here!
give yourself a cheer!

doin’ the Happy Dance! wiggle and have fun                                                            

come on give it a chance! pretty soon you will see! point to audience
just how fun your life can be! hands up to the sky

I’m in a happy place! hands out out
a smile is on my face! show a big smile!
I can be happy ! Happy pose!
any time I choose to be!

(lyrics tell you what to do below)

you’ve got to reach up to the sky!                                                           

wave from side to side!
bounce your knees like this!
then give it a little twist!

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PMM Module #10 Full Program: Creative Movement

Step By Step Instructions:

1. Before you present this material to your students, prepare by watching the videos and practicing the movements and choreography that go with each song and activity.
2. Read along with the lyrics on the song cards to learn how to sing along with each song.
3. When you are ready, gather the children in the group space. Have your audio player ready with the music. Have the song cards ready to guide you with the Instructions, Introduction (what you say to the children to introduce the song before starting the audio) and the Song Lyrics.
4. Introduce the first song then start the audio track and model the movements to show the children how to move their bodies.

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Magic Freeze Dance

by Nick Young and Jen Stillion

 

Instructions:

This is a fun variation on the classic freeze dance game. It’s a great game to get the children moving and dancing in creative ways.

Intro:

Okay friends, this is just like freeze dance, so when you hear it say, “Freeze!” make sure you freeze your body! Also, the song will tell you what to do with your body and you will turn into many things! Here we go!

Lyrics & Choreography:

Let’s Dance! Let’s Dance! Freeze Dance!

(free style dance)

A little magic added in, because I’m Hip Hop Jen

every time you freeze, your’e gonna be

A new friend

A new friend

Now Freeze!

(have kids act like a rockstar and do whatever they want!)

Turn into a Rockstar!

Rockstar! Rockstar!

Play some air guitar!

Jump so high, jump so far, because you are a rockstar!

Now Freeze!

(have kids fly like butterflies all around)

Turn into a Butterfly!

Flap those wings, so gracefully

The most beautiful thing, I could ever see

Fly Friends

And Freeze!

(have kids fly around like a super hero!)

Turn into a Super Kid!

Super super super kid fly!

Up up up in the sky!

With big red cape and fly

And fly all around all around the sky!

Fly friends! And Fly!

And Freeze!

(have kids drive the race car all around!)

Turn into a race car driver!

Race car driver

Driving in the race, zoom zoom zoom

You get first place

Race car driver!

And Freeze!

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Super Exercise Dance

by Jen Stillion-Young & Nick Young

Instructions:

This song is great for warming up the children. The song tells you exactly how to move your body, so just follow along and be prepared to get some good exercise!

Intro:

Friends, who likes to exercise? Show me your BIG MUSCLES! Now stand up tall, stretch out your arms, run in place, touch the floor, and jump jump jump! Here we go!

Lyrics & Choreography:                                             

It’s Hip Hop Jen with the Super Exercise Dance

Stand up tall
Stretch out your arms                                                     

Show me Your BIG MUSCLES!                                          

Stand up tall                                                                

Stretch out your arms
You’re ready to have some fun!                                          

Your muscles are strong (show muscle poses)
You’re ready to move
Time to jump and run

Running in place!
One, two, three!
Touch the floor!
Now jump, jump, jump!

It’s the totally cool! (show muscles and wiggle!)
Rockin’ like a fool!
Super Exercise Dance!

Stand up tall!
Stretch out your arms!
You’re ready to move your body!                                    

Your muscles are strong! (show muscle poses)
You’re ready to move!
Today’s your exercise day!

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Chug Some Water

by Jen Stillion-Young & Nick Young

 

Instructions:

Watch the video to learn the choreography. On the chorus, “mime” holding a glass of water and drinking it and then rubbing your belly with a mmmmm sound!

Intro:

Who likes to drink water? Water is so so good for you especially after you dance and exercise! Let’s practice! Take a pretend cup and chug it down and say,  “gulp gulp gulp!” Now rub your tummy and say, “mmmmmm!”

Lyrics & Choreography:                                             

Beginning: bounce your knees

(Hands on knees bob up & down to each side)

I’m Hip Hop Jen and I want to say

I drink lots of water everyday

I fill up my glass and take a big sip

And drink it all down and don’t leave a drip

chorus

(Pretend you are drinking water, then rub your belly)

Let’s Chug Some Water

Chug Some Water

Chug Some Water Friends

Chug Some Water

(Put your heels out one by one and add the arms by pumping them down)

The best drink in the world is clear and fresh

If you spill it on the ground it won’t make a mess

Its not sticky just pure and clean

Drink some water and you know what I mean

chorus

(Hands on knees bob up & down to each side and add hands out to the side)

Water gives you what you need to get up and go

Playing with friends let the water flow

When its hot and sunny there’s nothing better

But water is good in any kind of weather

chorus

(Put your heels out one by one and add the arms by pumping them down)

So take your glass and fill it up

When you are thirsty have a big cup

Share it with your friends they need water too

Water is good for me and you (point to yourself and then point out)

chorus

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Hip Hop Walk

by Jen Stillion-Young & Nick Young

 

Instructions:

This is a great directed movement song. Get the kids in a big circle and have them follow you. The song tells you exactly what to do! If you don’t have space for a circle, they can do this in a line or two.

Intro:

Alright friends, follow me in a big circle. This song is going to tell us what to do! Are you ready?

Lyrics & Choreography

Walk your feet

Jump and clap

Fly

Walk low

Skip

March

Shhh tip toe

Do the robot

And dance!

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Strike A Pose

by Jen Stillion-Young & Nick Young

 

Instructions:

Watch the video to learn the choreography. It’s a little more challenging, but it’s still a directed movement song that tells you what to do. Kids love to do poses. Have the children practice some poses before you start the song.

Intro:

Who knows how to strike a pose? Go ahead and show me some poses! Great job! This song has a lot of fancy dancing, but the music will tell us what to do. When the song says “pose”, you can choose your own pose to do. Here we go!

Lyrics & Choreography:                                             

Dance your feet to the front, 1, 2, 3

Dance your feet to the back, 1, 2, 3

Here we go

Move to the front

Groove to the back

Move to the front

Groove to the back

Now strike a pose!  Pose! Strike a pose oh yeah

Now bounce your knees, bounce your knees, bounce bounce up and down

bounce your knees

Now criss cross your feet, criss cross your feet. criss cross your feet

Now tap your knees, bounce bounce, tap your knees, bounce bounce tap your knees bounce bounce

Now let’s put it together

Cris cross your feet and tap your knees, criss cross your feet and tap your knees,

Criss cross, tap your knees, criss cross tap your knees and then

Strike a Pose! Strike a pose! And Pose! Pose! oh yeah

Now spin your body around, spin your body around, spin your body around, spin spin

Now jump up high, jump up high, Jump! Jump! Jump up high

Let’ s put it together! Spin around and jump high! Spin around and Jump up high! Spin around and jump up high!

Now strike a pose! Pose! Strike a Pose!

Great Job friends!

Let’s Put all these dance moves together from the beginning!

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Robot Dance

by Jen Stillion-Young & Nick Young

 

Instructions:

Prepare the kids by having them pretend to walk and act like robots. Show them how to move slowly and stiffly. When they’re ready, have them lay down until the song begins. The song gives them instructions on what to do with their bodies.

Intro:

We are going to become robots! Friends, what does a robot look like? How do they walk? Can you move your head stiffly from side to side? Good job! Can you move your arms and hands stiffly too? Good! Now, lay down and pretend your robot is sleeping.

Lyrics & Choreography:                                             

Bring your whole body upright slowly and stiffly (stand right up)

And your arms and hands stick out (stick both arms out with fingers closed together)

Turn your head to the right (turn stiffly to the right)

Turn you head to the left (turn stiffly to the left)

Move your right and left arms up and down( arms go up and down stiffly)

Chop the air, chop the air, chop the air (arms going up and down)

(have the kids do whatever the want as a robot on this part)

Do the robot dance

Do the robot dance

Do the robot dance

Do the robot dance

March forward 4 steps, 1,2,3,4

Bend forwards at the waist and power down (robot goes to sleep)

Power up (robot awakes!)

March backwards 4 steps, 1,2,3,4

Put your hands by your ears

Walk in a circle and chop the air, chop the air, chop the air (doing the crazy robot)

(have the kids do whatever they want as a robot on this part)

Do the robot dance

Do the robot dance

Do the robot dance

Do the robot dance

Have robot go back to sleep!

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Hip Hop Bunny

by Jen Stillion-Young & Nick Young

 

Instructions:

Watch video to learn the simple choreography to this song. The dancers will start by laying down like sleeping bunnies. The music will prompt them to wake up and hop like bunnies. Do the four hip hop poses that are in the video. There is also a dance break with some choreography that is on the video. Alternatively, you can skip the choreography and have them simply hop like bunnies, fall asleep and then wake up again.

Intro:

Okay friends, we are going to be hip hop bunnies! First, can you hop like a bunny? There are four poses in the song. Say, I’m cool (strike the pose). Peace (strike the pose). What’s Up? (strike the pose). Yeah, yeah (strike a pose). Now lay down like sleeping bunnies until the song tells you to wake up.

Lyrics & Choreography:                                             

Look at all the bunnies
Sleeping all day long
Nine o’clock, ten o’clock, I wonder what is wrong
They’re so still
Are they ill?

Wake up little bunnies!
(children awake and hop like bunnies!)

Hip hip bunny hip hip hop!
Hip hop bunny hop! (fold your arms and say, “I’m cool!”)
Hop little bunny hip hip hop!
Hip hop bunny hop! (show the peace sign, and say, “Peace!”)
Hop little bunny hip hip hop!
Hip little bunny hop (put your arms up to the side, and say, “What’s up?”)
Hop little bunny hip hip hop!
Hip hip bunny hop! (put your hand on your chin, and say, “Yeah yeah”)

Come on bunny lets show our moves (show your heels)                                              
peace uh huh we got attitude (jump apart together with a pose)                                    
check it and see what we can do with our fancy feet and our fancy shoes! (lace your fingers, make a giant snake with your arms and wiggle your knees)                                                           
I’m a hip bunny hip hip hop! (hop in a circle twice)                                            
I dance all day with my carrot top! (hop in a circle twice)
I got two legs and I hop hop hop! (hop in a circle twice)
check out my ears bunny hip hip hop! (point to your ears)                          

I’m so tired, I’m so tired, let’s take a little nap                           

(yawn, fall to the floor to sleep and snore)

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What’s Up?

by Jen Stillion-Young & Nick Young

 

Instructions:

Watch video to learn choreography. It’s super easy. Have the kids throw their hands into a what’s up pose and say, “What’s Up!” Then prepare them by walking in place with their hands in fists by their sides.

Intro:

Friends, throw your hands up and say, What’s Up?!? Now march in place, put your  hands in fists and put them by your side. Alrighty, we are ready to dance!

Lyrics & Choreography:

(walk in place with high knees and hands in fists)

I woke up this morning and my mom said, “hey,

It’s time to get ready for school today”

I checked the calendar and I had to say

“Guess what mom, today is Saturday” (place your hands on your hips & shrug)

What’s up (throw your hands up to the sides)

What’s up (repeat)

Throw your hands, what’s up (throw your hands up to sides and go up and down)

When something’s not right (fold arms and shake head like you’re saying no)

You got to speak up (place one hand over your side of mouth and lean forward)

Everyone say “what’s up”(throw your hands up to sides & go up and down)

(walk in place with high knees and hands in fists)

My mom said “hey let’s go to the zoo”

I said “yeah that sounds pretty cool”

We get to the zoo and they said “Were sorry

The animals have all gone to a party” (place your hands on your hips & shrug)

Repeat Chorus & Choreography

(walk in place with high knees and hands in fists)

I went to the party of a friend of mine

It was a birthday we had a great time

He blew out the candles I was ready for a bite

But they didn’t have cake just vegetable pie (place your hands on your hips & shrug)

Repeat Chorus & Choreography

(walk in place with high knees and hands in fists)

It was Christmas morning 

Dad was having his coffee 

I wanted to see 

What Santa had brought me 

I looked behind the tree 

And I saw the box

But when I opened it up 

All I got was some socks (place your hands on your hips & shrug)

Repeat Chorus & Choreography

(walk in place with high knees and hands in fists)

My dad said “now 

It’s time for bed 

Time to lay down your 

Sleepyhead” 

I said “hold on 

Somethings wrong with your timing” 

I looked out the window and the 

Sun was still shining (place your hands on your hips & shrug)

Repeat Chorus & Choreography

What’s Up? What’s Up

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Everyone Can Dance

by Jen Stillion-Young & Nick Young

 

Instructions:

This is a fun dance game where the kids can spread out and dance however they want until it says, Drop! Then they drop to the floor.

Intro:

Friends, this is a dance where you can do whatever you want until it says, Drop! Then you drop to the floor until it tells you to dance again! Here we go!

Lyrics & Choreography:                                             

(Dance however you want in this song!)

Everyone Can Dance!

Everyone can dance

You gotta take a chance

Just move your feet

To the funky beat

You gotta jump around

To that crazy sound

You just can’t stop

Until you Drop

(drop to the floor)

Now fall to the floor

Can’t dance anymore

But there’s that beat

Slowly rise to your feet

(get up and dance!)

Now you’re back on the floor

Gonna dance some more

Now you spin around

You can’t slow down

Now it’s going to fast

This just can’t last

You just can’t stop

Until you drop

(drop to the floor)

Now take a rest

I think that’s best

To lay back down

Don’t make a sound

But pretty soon

We hear that groove

And jump up up

(jump up and dance!)

And we dance some more

Everyone Can Dance!

(keep dancing until the end!)

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Hip Hop Happy Dance

by Jen Stillion-Young & Nick Young

 

Instructions:

This dance is a directed movement song that tells you exactly what how to move you body. It’s a super fun, high energy dance that will instantly put you and the kids in a happy mood! Have fun with it!

Intro:

This the Happy Dance! Can I see everyone’s smiles? Show me! Yay! Let’s be Happy! This dance tells you what to do, so here we go!

Lyrics & Choreography:                                             

Ouch I skinned my knee! rub your knee                                                          

then got stung by a bee!  point to your arm                                                                    

my dog just ate my shoe! touch your shoe                                                                  

please tell me what to do! put hands out to side and shrug

                                                                                                                          

(lyrics tell you what to do below)

you’ve got to reach up to the sky!                                                           

wave from side to side!
bounce your knees like this!
then give it a little twist!

jump and clap your hands! I know that you can!
slide right over here!
give yourself a cheer!

doin’ the Happy Dance! wiggle and have fun                                                            

come on give it a chance! pretty soon you will see! point to audience
just how fun your life can be! hands up to the sky

I’m in a happy place! hands out out
a smile is on my face! show a big smile!
I can be happy ! Happy pose!
any time I choose to be!

(lyrics tell you what to do below)

you’ve got to reach up to the sky!                                                           

wave from side to side!
bounce your knees like this!
then give it a little twist!

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PMM Module #10 Standard Program: Creative Movement

Step By Step Instructions:

1. Before you present this material to your students, prepare by watching the videos and practicing the movements and choreography that go with each song and activity.
2. Read along with the lyrics on the song cards to learn how to sing along with each song.
3. When you are ready, gather the children in the group space. Have your audio player ready with the music. Have the song cards ready to guide you with the Instructions, Introduction (what you say to the children to introduce the song before starting the audio) and the Song Lyrics.
4. Introduce the first song then start the audio track and model the movements to show the children how to move their bodies.

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Magic Freeze Dance

by Nick Young and Jen Stillion

 

Instructions:

This is a fun variation on the classic freeze dance game. It’s a great game to get the children moving and dancing in creative ways.

Intro:

Okay friends, this is just like freeze dance, so when you hear it say, “Freeze!” make sure you freeze your body! Also, the song will tell you what to do with your body and you will turn into many things! Here we go!

Lyrics & Choreography:

Let’s Dance! Let’s Dance! Freeze Dance!

(free style dance)

A little magic added in, because I’m Hip Hop Jen

every time you freeze, your’e gonna be

A new friend

A new friend

Now Freeze!

(have kids act like a rockstar and do whatever they want!)

Turn into a Rockstar!

Rockstar! Rockstar!

Play some air guitar!

Jump so high, jump so far, because you are a rockstar!

Now Freeze!

(have kids fly like butterflies all around)

Turn into a Butterfly!

Flap those wings, so gracefully

The most beautiful thing, I could ever see

Fly Friends

And Freeze!

(have kids fly around like a super hero!)

Turn into a Super Kid!

Super super super kid fly!

Up up up in the sky!

With big red cape and fly

And fly all around all around the sky!

Fly friends! And Fly!

And Freeze!

(have kids drive the race car all around!)

Turn into a race car driver!

Race car driver

Driving in the race, zoom zoom zoom

You get first place

Race car driver!

And Freeze!

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Super Exercise Dance

by Jen Stillion-Young & Nick Young

Instructions:

This song is great for warming up the children. The song tells you exactly how to move your body, so just follow along and be prepared to get some good exercise!

Intro:

Friends, who likes to exercise? Show me your BIG MUSCLES! Now stand up tall, stretch out your arms, run in place, touch the floor, and jump jump jump! Here we go!

Lyrics & Choreography:                                             

It’s Hip Hop Jen with the Super Exercise Dance

Stand up tall
Stretch out your arms                                                     

Show me Your BIG MUSCLES!                                          

Stand up tall                                                                

Stretch out your arms
You’re ready to have some fun!                                          

Your muscles are strong (show muscle poses)
You’re ready to move
Time to jump and run

Running in place!
One, two, three!
Touch the floor!
Now jump, jump, jump!

It’s the totally cool! (show muscles and wiggle!)
Rockin’ like a fool!
Super Exercise Dance!

Stand up tall!
Stretch out your arms!
You’re ready to move your body!                                    

Your muscles are strong! (show muscle poses)
You’re ready to move!
Today’s your exercise day!

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Chug Some Water

by Jen Stillion-Young & Nick Young

 

Instructions:

Watch the video to learn the choreography. On the chorus, “mime” holding a glass of water and drinking it and then rubbing your belly with a mmmmm sound!

Intro:

Who likes to drink water? Water is so so good for you especially after you dance and exercise! Let’s practice! Take a pretend cup and chug it down and say,  “gulp gulp gulp!” Now rub your tummy and say, “mmmmmm!”

Lyrics & Choreography:                                             

Beginning: bounce your knees

(Hands on knees bob up & down to each side)

I’m Hip Hop Jen and I want to say

I drink lots of water everyday

I fill up my glass and take a big sip

And drink it all down and don’t leave a drip

chorus

(Pretend you are drinking water, then rub your belly)

Let’s Chug Some Water

Chug Some Water

Chug Some Water Friends

Chug Some Water

(Put your heels out one by one and add the arms by pumping them down)

The best drink in the world is clear and fresh

If you spill it on the ground it won’t make a mess

Its not sticky just pure and clean

Drink some water and you know what I mean

chorus

(Hands on knees bob up & down to each side and add hands out to the side)

Water gives you what you need to get up and go

Playing with friends let the water flow

When its hot and sunny there’s nothing better

But water is good in any kind of weather

chorus

(Put your heels out one by one and add the arms by pumping them down)

So take your glass and fill it up

When you are thirsty have a big cup

Share it with your friends they need water too

Water is good for me and you (point to yourself and then point out)

chorus

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Hip Hop Walk

by Jen Stillion-Young & Nick Young

 

Instructions:

This is a great directed movement song. Get the kids in a big circle and have them follow you. The song tells you exactly what to do! If you don’t have space for a circle, they can do this in a line or two.

Intro:

Alright friends, follow me in a big circle. This song is going to tell us what to do! Are you ready?

Lyrics & Choreography

Walk your feet

Jump and clap

Fly

Walk low

Skip

March

Shhh tip toe

Do the robot

And dance!

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Strike A Pose

by Jen Stillion-Young & Nick Young

 

Instructions:

Watch the video to learn the choreography. It’s a little more challenging, but it’s still a directed movement song that tells you what to do. Kids love to do poses. Have the children practice some poses before you start the song.

Intro:

Who knows how to strike a pose? Go ahead and show me some poses! Great job! This song has a lot of fancy dancing, but the music will tell us what to do. When the song says “pose”, you can choose your own pose to do. Here we go!

Lyrics & Choreography:                                             

Dance your feet to the front, 1, 2, 3

Dance your feet to the back, 1, 2, 3

Here we go

Move to the front

Groove to the back

Move to the front

Groove to the back

Now strike a pose!  Pose! Strike a pose oh yeah

Now bounce your knees, bounce your knees, bounce bounce up and down

bounce your knees

Now criss cross your feet, criss cross your feet. criss cross your feet

Now tap your knees, bounce bounce, tap your knees, bounce bounce tap your knees bounce bounce

Now let’s put it together

Cris cross your feet and tap your knees, criss cross your feet and tap your knees,

Criss cross, tap your knees, criss cross tap your knees and then

Strike a Pose! Strike a pose! And Pose! Pose! oh yeah

Now spin your body around, spin your body around, spin your body around, spin spin

Now jump up high, jump up high, Jump! Jump! Jump up high

Let’ s put it together! Spin around and jump high! Spin around and Jump up high! Spin around and jump up high!

Now strike a pose! Pose! Strike a Pose!

Great Job friends!

Let’s Put all these dance moves together from the beginning!

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Robot Dance

by Jen Stillion-Young & Nick Young

 

Instructions:

Prepare the kids by having them pretend to walk and act like robots. Show them how to move slowly and stiffly. When they’re ready, have them lay down until the song begins. The song gives them instructions on what to do with their bodies.

Intro:

We are going to become robots! Friends, what does a robot look like? How do they walk? Can you move your head stiffly from side to side? Good job! Can you move your arms and hands stiffly too? Good! Now, lay down and pretend your robot is sleeping.

Lyrics & Choreography:                                             

Bring your whole body upright slowly and stiffly (stand right up)

And your arms and hands stick out (stick both arms out with fingers closed together)

Turn your head to the right (turn stiffly to the right)

Turn you head to the left (turn stiffly to the left)

Move your right and left arms up and down( arms go up and down stiffly)

Chop the air, chop the air, chop the air (arms going up and down)

(have the kids do whatever the want as a robot on this part)

Do the robot dance

Do the robot dance

Do the robot dance

Do the robot dance

March forward 4 steps, 1,2,3,4

Bend forwards at the waist and power down (robot goes to sleep)

Power up (robot awakes!)

March backwards 4 steps, 1,2,3,4

Put your hands by your ears

Walk in a circle and chop the air, chop the air, chop the air (doing the crazy robot)

(have the kids do whatever they want as a robot on this part)

Do the robot dance

Do the robot dance

Do the robot dance

Do the robot dance

Have robot go back to sleep!

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Hip Hop Bunny

by Jen Stillion-Young & Nick Young

 

Instructions:

Watch video to learn the simple choreography to this song. The dancers will start by laying down like sleeping bunnies. The music will prompt them to wake up and hop like bunnies. Do the four hip hop poses that are in the video. There is also a dance break with some choreography that is on the video. Alternatively, you can skip the choreography and have them simply hop like bunnies, fall asleep and then wake up again.

Intro:

Okay friends, we are going to be hip hop bunnies! First, can you hop like a bunny? There are four poses in the song. Say, I’m cool (strike the pose). Peace (strike the pose). What’s Up? (strike the pose). Yeah, yeah (strike a pose). Now lay down like sleeping bunnies until the song tells you to wake up.

Lyrics & Choreography:                                             

Look at all the bunnies
Sleeping all day long
Nine o’clock, ten o’clock, I wonder what is wrong
They’re so still
Are they ill?

Wake up little bunnies!
(children awake and hop like bunnies!)

Hip hip bunny hip hip hop!
Hip hop bunny hop! (fold your arms and say, “I’m cool!”)
Hop little bunny hip hip hop!
Hip hop bunny hop! (show the peace sign, and say, “Peace!”)
Hop little bunny hip hip hop!
Hip little bunny hop (put your arms up to the side, and say, “What’s up?”)
Hop little bunny hip hip hop!
Hip hip bunny hop! (put your hand on your chin, and say, “Yeah yeah”)

Come on bunny lets show our moves (show your heels)                                              
peace uh huh we got attitude (jump apart together with a pose)                                    
check it and see what we can do with our fancy feet and our fancy shoes! (lace your fingers, make a giant snake with your arms and wiggle your knees)                                                           
I’m a hip bunny hip hip hop! (hop in a circle twice)                                            
I dance all day with my carrot top! (hop in a circle twice)
I got two legs and I hop hop hop! (hop in a circle twice)
check out my ears bunny hip hip hop! (point to your ears)                          

I’m so tired, I’m so tired, let’s take a little nap                           

(yawn, fall to the floor to sleep and snore)

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What’s Up?

by Jen Stillion-Young & Nick Young

 

Instructions:

Watch video to learn choreography. It’s super easy. Have the kids throw their hands into a what’s up pose and say, “What’s Up!” Then prepare them by walking in place with their hands in fists by their sides.

Intro:

Friends, throw your hands up and say, What’s Up?!? Now march in place, put your  hands in fists and put them by your side. Alrighty, we are ready to dance!

Lyrics & Choreography:

(walk in place with high knees and hands in fists)

I woke up this morning and my mom said, “hey,

It’s time to get ready for school today”

I checked the calendar and I had to say

“Guess what mom, today is Saturday” (place your hands on your hips & shrug)

What’s up (throw your hands up to the sides)

What’s up (repeat)

Throw your hands, what’s up (throw your hands up to sides and go up and down)

When something’s not right (fold arms and shake head like you’re saying no)

You got to speak up (place one hand over your side of mouth and lean forward)

Everyone say “what’s up”(throw your hands up to sides & go up and down)

(walk in place with high knees and hands in fists)

My mom said “hey let’s go to the zoo”

I said “yeah that sounds pretty cool”

We get to the zoo and they said “Were sorry

The animals have all gone to a party” (place your hands on your hips & shrug)

Repeat Chorus & Choreography

(walk in place with high knees and hands in fists)

I went to the party of a friend of mine

It was a birthday we had a great time

He blew out the candles I was ready for a bite

But they didn’t have cake just vegetable pie (place your hands on your hips & shrug)

Repeat Chorus & Choreography

(walk in place with high knees and hands in fists)

It was Christmas morning 

Dad was having his coffee 

I wanted to see 

What Santa had brought me 

I looked behind the tree 

And I saw the box

But when I opened it up 

All I got was some socks (place your hands on your hips & shrug)

Repeat Chorus & Choreography

(walk in place with high knees and hands in fists)

My dad said “now 

It’s time for bed 

Time to lay down your 

Sleepyhead” 

I said “hold on 

Somethings wrong with your timing” 

I looked out the window and the 

Sun was still shining (place your hands on your hips & shrug)

Repeat Chorus & Choreography

What’s Up? What’s Up

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Everyone Can Dance

by Jen Stillion-Young & Nick Young

 

Instructions:

This is a fun dance game where the kids can spread out and dance however they want until it says, Drop! Then they drop to the floor.

Intro:

Friends, this is a dance where you can do whatever you want until it says, Drop! Then you drop to the floor until it tells you to dance again! Here we go!

Lyrics & Choreography:                                             

(Dance however you want in this song!)

Everyone Can Dance!

Everyone can dance

You gotta take a chance

Just move your feet

To the funky beat

You gotta jump around

To that crazy sound

You just can’t stop

Until you Drop

(drop to the floor)

Now fall to the floor

Can’t dance anymore

But there’s that beat

Slowly rise to your feet

(get up and dance!)

Now you’re back on the floor

Gonna dance some more

Now you spin around

You can’t slow down

Now it’s going to fast

This just can’t last

You just can’t stop

Until you drop

(drop to the floor)

Now take a rest

I think that’s best

To lay back down

Don’t make a sound

But pretty soon

We hear that groove

And jump up up

(jump up and dance!)

And we dance some more

Everyone Can Dance!

(keep dancing until the end!)

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Hip Hop Happy Dance

by Jen Stillion-Young & Nick Young

 

Instructions:

This dance is a directed movement song that tells you exactly what how to move you body. It’s a super fun, high energy dance that will instantly put you and the kids in a happy mood! Have fun with it!

Intro:

This the Happy Dance! Can I see everyone’s smiles? Show me! Yay! Let’s be Happy! This dance tells you what to do, so here we go!

Lyrics & Choreography:                                             

Ouch I skinned my knee! rub your knee                                                          

then got stung by a bee!  point to your arm                                                                    

my dog just ate my shoe! touch your shoe                                                                  

please tell me what to do! put hands out to side and shrug

                                                                                                                          

(lyrics tell you what to do below)

you’ve got to reach up to the sky!                                                           

wave from side to side!
bounce your knees like this!
then give it a little twist!

jump and clap your hands! I know that you can!
slide right over here!
give yourself a cheer!

doin’ the Happy Dance! wiggle and have fun                                                            

come on give it a chance! pretty soon you will see! point to audience
just how fun your life can be! hands up to the sky

I’m in a happy place! hands out out
a smile is on my face! show a big smile!
I can be happy ! Happy pose!
any time I choose to be!

(lyrics tell you what to do below)

you’ve got to reach up to the sky!                                                           

wave from side to side!
bounce your knees like this!
then give it a little twist!

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PMM Module #9 Basic Program: Science

Step By Step Instructions:

1. Before you present this material to your students, prepare by watching the videos and practicing the movements and choreography that go with each song and activity.
2. Read along with the lyrics on the song cards to learn how to sing along with each song.
3. When you are ready, gather the children in the group space. Have your audio player ready with the music. Have the song cards ready to guide you with the Instructions, Introduction (what you say to the children to introduce the song before starting the audio) and the Song Lyrics.
4. Introduce the first song then start the audio track and model the movements to show the children how to move their bodies.

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I Am the Water in the Ocean/The Water Cycle Song

by Nick Young

 

Instructions:

Start with the children sitting in the circle. As you give the introduction, mime the movement of ocean water with your arms. As the song plays, model the movements of water vapor rising up to become clouds, rain falling down on the land and the stream that flows out to the sea to start the process all over again.

Intro:

Water is a very special thing. It can be in three different states: liquid water like the water in the ocean or the water that we drink, frozen water like the ice in our freezer and water vapor like the steam that we see rising from a pot of pasta boiling on the stove.

Show me how you can move your arms like the water in the ocean!

Lyrics:           chords: (capo 3rd) E A B7/A E B7 E

I am the water in the ocean

This is my motion

Hot hot sun causes evaporation

Now I’m water vapor

I start to rise

Up to the sky

I’m a cloud so high

My drops are getting bigger (condensation)

It’s time for rainy weather

Drip drip drop, Drip drip drop

Now we’re falling all together

Now I’m raining down

on the farm and the town

For the plants and animals living on the ground

Now I’m a river that is flowing

All the plants are growing

If it gets really cold then I will be snowing

I’m the water in the ocean

This is my motion…. (return to beginning)

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High Sounds/Low Sounds

by Nick Young

 

Instructions:

In this song you and the children will be going up and down with the sound of the slide whistle. Start by bending your knees and squatting down in the circle with the children. As the sound of the whistle goes up, you go up. As the sound goes down, you go down.

Intro:

Sound comes from vibrations in the air. High sounds have fast vibrations. Low sounds have low vibrations. A whistle makes high sounds and low sounds depending on how much air is inside it. Let’s go up and down with the sound of the whistle in the song.

Lyrics:                                                                   chords: D A7

High sounds

Low sounds

Why does the sound get high and low?

Sound is vibration in the air

Fast vibrations make high sounds

Slow vibrations make low sounds

A little bit of air means fast vibrations

A lot more air means low vibrations

Slide the whistle up and there’s less air inside

Slide the whistle down and there’s more air inside

A little bit of air can vibrate faster

A lot more air takes longer to vibrate

High sounds

Low sounds

That’s why the sound goes high and low

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Dinosaurs Had Feathers!

by Nick Young

 

Instructions:

Show the children the illustration on the other side of this card. Ask them to describe what they see. They may say, dinosaur and/or bird. Tell the children that all these animals are really dinosaurs. Many dinosaurs had feathers like birds do. They used the feathers to keep themselves warm and to attract a mate. Eventually dinosaurs evolved into birds and learned how to fly. 

Intro:

Let’s pretend that we are dinosaurs and we have feathers like the ones we see in the picture. Show me how you walk on four legs, on two legs and then flap your feathers and see if you can fly. What kind of foods did dinosaurs eat? Some ate plants, some ate bugs and some ate meat.

Lyrics:                               Chords: (capo 5th) D A7 D G D A7 D

Some dinosaurs walked on all four legs

Show me how they walked

Some dinosaurs walked on just their back legs

Show me how they walked

Some dinosaurs flap their wings and try to fly

Flap, flap, flap, flap, flap

Some could fly a little but not very high

Flap, flap, flap, flap, flap

I’m a dinosaur

look at my feathers

They make me look so fancy

They keep me warm and cozy

I lived so long ago and I don’t know if you’ve heard but

someday I will evolve into a bird

Now I’m getting hungry

What should I eat?

I might eat some plants

I can grab with my feet

I might eat some bugs

or I might eat some meat

yum, yum, yum, yum, yum!

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Plants Are Growing

by Nick Young

 

Instructions:

Start with the children squatting down in the circle. As the song plays, model the movements of a plant with it’s roots (fingers) in the ground. As the song progresses, spread out your fingers as leaves. Model the action of hydrogen and carbon dioxide mixing together with your fingers and the plant growing into a tree.

Intro:

Plants soak up water from their roots in the ground. The water travels up into their leaves. With the Sun’s energy, they separate the water into two things: oxygen and hydrogen. They mix the hydrogen with carbon dioxide to make the food that they need to grow big and strong.

Lyrics:                             chords: E A B7 E

Plants are growing

my roots grow into the ground

soaking up water and minerals

my roots grow down, down, down

Plants are growing

My leaves open up to the sun

I use the sun’s energy to make food for me

growing leaves one by one

That’s how I grow tall

That’s how I grow strong

With my roots in the ground and the sun on my leaves

That’s where I belong

What people breathe out

plants breathe in

What plants breathe out

people breathe in

It goes in a circle

again and again

so wave your branches

in the breeze

as we are growing into trees

this kind of magic

that we can see

it’s all happening

inside our leaves

it’s all happening

inside our leaves

I take water

and I do a little magic

change it into two other things

I give away the oxygen and keep the hydrogen

cause that’s the one

that I need

I mix it with carbon dioxide

That’s how I make food for me

This all happens

inside my leaves

while I’m growing into a tree

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Instructions:

Start a discussion about clouds, lightning, thunder and rain. Ask the children to describe their experience with these things. Ask the children to rub their hands together rapidly to create static electricity like clouds do.

Intro:

When water droplets and ice crystals rub together inside of storm clouds they create static electricity. When lots of electricity builds up inside the cloud, it flashes down to the ground as lightening.

Lyrics:                                               chords: G C D bridge: D C

I’m a big, dark storm cloud

thunder head is my name

I roll across the sky

making lightning and thunder and rain

water drops and ice crystals

causing friction inside of me

I rub them together and make

static electricity

faster and faster

my electrons are buzzing

I’m negatively charged

I need to make some lightning

my lightning bolts shoot so far

There is a positive charge

on the ground down below

in a big flash of lightning

my electrons want to go

Electrons jump! x 4

Now the rain is quieting down

all the lightning is done for today

All my friends come out of their houses

Into the sunshine its time to play

Come on friends

Come on let’s jump!

Come on let’s jump!

Come on let’s jump!

In the puddles

Come on let’s jump!

make a splash

Come on let’s jump!

In the sunshine

Come on let’s jump!

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Gravity

by Nick Young

 

Instructions:

Start a discussion with the children about the effects of gravity. Demonstrate by holding an object and asking what will happen to it if you let go of it. Let go of the object and ask the children to tell you what happened to it. Start the song and model the movements described in the song along with the children.

Intro:

What will happen to this ball if I let go of it? Will it float up into the air? (drop the ball) What happened to the ball? It fell down. What made the ball fall down to the floor? Gravity! Gravity pulls everything down to the Earth. If we were out in space, the ball would have floated up in the air. But the Earth has gravity that keeps us down on the ground.

Lyrics:                                                       chords: Dm Gm C A B

Gravity, gravity

it is pulling on you and me

It keeps our feet touching the ground

sometimes it can make us fall down

I can balance on one foot

I can stand on my tippy toes

I can lean from side to side

under Gravity’s pull

I can jump and I can dance

I can lay down on the floor

Gravity pulls me down

to the ground once more

I can lay down on my tummy

I can push myself up and down

Gravity pulls me back

back down to the ground

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Liquid, Vapor, Ice

by Nick Young

 

Instructions:

This game is like the freeze dance with a special twist. Before you introduce this song you can explore the different states of water with the children. Let them experience an ice cube, liquid water in a bowl and water vapor from a spray bottle.

Intro:

Please stand up and put on your “invisible bubble.” That means that your body will not bump you friends. Please move where there is room to go without bumping. Ice is frozen and does not move. Liquid water, like the water that we drink or the water in the ocean can move slowly. Water vapor like the steam that we see rising up from a pot of spaghetti cooking on the stove moves quickly. When we are ice, we hold still. When we are liquid, we move slowly. When we are water vapor, we walk fast.

Lyrics:                                                                 

Liquid Water

Ice

Vapor

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I Can Stand Up Tall

by Nick Young

 

Instructions:

This is a dancing and moving song. Have the children put on their “invisible bubble.” Model the movements in the song and encourage the children to move along with you. After the song, have a discussion about what kinds of foods help our bodies to grow healthy and strong.

Intro:

Please stand up and put on your “invisible bubble.” Our bones support our body so we can stand up tall. Our muscles have energy that helps us to move our bodies. We eat good food to help us jump, dance, hear sounds, see far away and do all the things that we do with our bodies.

Lyrics:                                              chords: G C D

I help my body grow healthy and strong

by eating food all day long

I can swing my arms, oh yea!

stomp my feet, oh yea!

My strong bones are supporting me

I can hop from foot to foot

I can swing on the monkey bars

I can jump so high off the ground
I can run so fast and far

I can ride my bike, oh yea

I can do jumping jacks, 1 – 2 – 3

I can turn around and around

I can climb up the tallest tree

I help my body grow healthy and strong

by eating food all day long

I can stand up tall, un huh!

I can hop hop hop, oh yea!

My strong muscles have energy

I can sing with my voice, La la la

I can see very far away

I can hear lots of sounds with my ears

I can listen to the words people say

I can learn lots of things at my school

I can paint a dinosaur

I can read all the words in my book

I can make a lion’s roar

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Life Cycle of a Butterfly

by Nick Young

 

Instructions:

Model the movements in the song and encourage the children to move along with you as you transform into a caterpillar, a chrysalis and finally a butterfly. Fly with the friends around the group space. After the song, have a discussion about the life cycle of a butterfly.

Intro:

Lay down on the floor. You are now a caterpillar egg laying on a leaf with all your caterpillar brothers and sisters. Soon you will hatch into a caterpillar and you will eat lots of leaves to grow big. Then you will become a chrysalis and stay still for a long time. Finally you will become a beautiful butterfly.

Lyrics:                                       chords: A D E

I’m a caterpillar egg

laying on a leaf

my brothers and sisters

all around me

Now I hatch and I’m a caterpillar

All I do is eat

wiggle and eat

for two whole weeks!

mm mm mm, I love to eat those leaves

Now I’ve grown so plump and big

I hang upside-down from the bottom of a twig

Now I am a chrysalis

I am so still

I do not move for two whole weeks

but look out world at how special I will be

It’s time to fly

Now I spread my wings

with my brothers and sisters

all around me

drinking tasty nectar from a flower

We can fly for hours and hours

Fly, fly butterfly fly!

I’m a butterfly

flying in the trees

my brothers and sisters

all around me

I flutter my wings

when I want to go

I can fly up high

and fly down low

There’s nowhere that I can’t go

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Animals Are Special

by Nick Young

 

Instructions:

Pass out the instruments and encourage the children to play along to the rhythm of the song. After the song is done, ask the children to name animals and what those animals say, what they eat and where they live.

Intro:

Different kinds of animals make their own special sounds, eat their own special kinds of food and live in their own special places. The place where an animal lives is called its habitat.

Lyrics:                                     chords: Em B7

Animals all make their very own sound

No other animal sounds like that

Animals all eat different foods

Animals live in their own habitat

A habitat is where an animal lives

Animals all have their own way of moving

Slither, crawl, swim, jump or fly

Animals all have different senses

Some can see and hear more than you or I

What does a lion say?

Roar!

What does a lion eat?

Meat

Where does a lion live?

In the jungle

Now let’s learn some more

rhinoceros, eagle, bear, parrot, seagull, tiger, wolf, deer, snake, fox, lion, elephant, monkey, hyena, hippopotamus, zebra, leopard, bee, crocodile, owl…

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Rhythm Sounds

by Nick Young

 

Instructions:

Review Ta, Ti-ti and Digidigi by playing them one at a time with the children. Combine

Ti-ti and Ta and play with the group. Combine Digidigi and Ta and play with the group.

Intro:

It’s time for rhythm sounds. What is the name of this sound? How many dots does Ta have? How many dots does Ti-ti have? How many dots does Digidigi have?

Lyrics:                           

Ta, Ta, Ta, Ta….

Ti-ti, Ti-ti, Ti-ti, Ti-ti….

Digidigi, Digidigi, Digidigi, Digidigi….

Ti-ti, Ta, Ti-ti, Ta, Ti-ti, Ta, Ti-ti, Ta….

Digidigi, Ta, Digidigi, Ta, Digidigi, Ta….

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PMM Module #9 Standard Program: Science

Step By Step Instructions:

1. Before you present this material to your students, prepare by watching the videos and practicing the movements and choreography that go with each song and activity.
2. Read along with the lyrics on the song cards to learn how to sing along with each song.
3. When you are ready, gather the children in the group space. Have your audio player ready with the music. Have the song cards ready to guide you with the Instructions, Introduction (what you say to the children to introduce the song before starting the audio) and the Song Lyrics.
4. Introduce the first song then start the audio track and model the movements to show the children how to move their bodies.

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I Am the Water in the Ocean/The Water Cycle Song

by Nick Young

 

Instructions:

Start with the children sitting in the circle. As you give the introduction, mime the movement of ocean water with your arms. As the song plays, model the movements of water vapor rising up to become clouds, rain falling down on the land and the stream that flows out to the sea to start the process all over again.

Intro:

Water is a very special thing. It can be in three different states: liquid water like the water in the ocean or the water that we drink, frozen water like the ice in our freezer and water vapor like the steam that we see rising from a pot of pasta boiling on the stove.

Show me how you can move your arms like the water in the ocean!

Lyrics:           chords: (capo 3rd) E A B7/A E B7 E

I am the water in the ocean

This is my motion

Hot hot sun causes evaporation

Now I’m water vapor

I start to rise

Up to the sky

I’m a cloud so high

My drops are getting bigger (condensation)

It’s time for rainy weather

Drip drip drop, Drip drip drop

Now we’re falling all together

Now I’m raining down

on the farm and the town

For the plants and animals living on the ground

Now I’m a river that is flowing

All the plants are growing

If it gets really cold then I will be snowing

I’m the water in the ocean

This is my motion…. (return to beginning)

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High Sounds/Low Sounds

by Nick Young

 

Instructions:

In this song you and the children will be going up and down with the sound of the slide whistle. Start by bending your knees and squatting down in the circle with the children. As the sound of the whistle goes up, you go up. As the sound goes down, you go down.

Intro:

Sound comes from vibrations in the air. High sounds have fast vibrations. Low sounds have low vibrations. A whistle makes high sounds and low sounds depending on how much air is inside it. Let’s go up and down with the sound of the whistle in the song.

Lyrics:                                                                   chords: D A7

High sounds

Low sounds

Why does the sound get high and low?

Sound is vibration in the air

Fast vibrations make high sounds

Slow vibrations make low sounds

A little bit of air means fast vibrations

A lot more air means low vibrations

Slide the whistle up and there’s less air inside

Slide the whistle down and there’s more air inside

A little bit of air can vibrate faster

A lot more air takes longer to vibrate

High sounds

Low sounds

That’s why the sound goes high and low

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Dinosaurs Had Feathers!

by Nick Young

 

Instructions:

Show the children the illustration on the other side of this card. Ask them to describe what they see. They may say, dinosaur and/or bird. Tell the children that all these animals are really dinosaurs. Many dinosaurs had feathers like birds do. They used the feathers to keep themselves warm and to attract a mate. Eventually dinosaurs evolved into birds and learned how to fly. 

Intro:

Let’s pretend that we are dinosaurs and we have feathers like the ones we see in the picture. Show me how you walk on four legs, on two legs and then flap your feathers and see if you can fly. What kind of foods did dinosaurs eat? Some ate plants, some ate bugs and some ate meat.

Lyrics:                               Chords: (capo 5th) D A7 D G D A7 D

Some dinosaurs walked on all four legs

Show me how they walked

Some dinosaurs walked on just their back legs

Show me how they walked

Some dinosaurs flap their wings and try to fly

Flap, flap, flap, flap, flap

Some could fly a little but not very high

Flap, flap, flap, flap, flap

I’m a dinosaur

look at my feathers

They make me look so fancy

They keep me warm and cozy

I lived so long ago and I don’t know if you’ve heard but

someday I will evolve into a bird

Now I’m getting hungry

What should I eat?

I might eat some plants

I can grab with my feet

I might eat some bugs

or I might eat some meat

yum, yum, yum, yum, yum!

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Plants Are Growing

by Nick Young

 

Instructions:

Start with the children squatting down in the circle. As the song plays, model the movements of a plant with it’s roots (fingers) in the ground. As the song progresses, spread out your fingers as leaves. Model the action of hydrogen and carbon dioxide mixing together with your fingers and the plant growing into a tree.

Intro:

Plants soak up water from their roots in the ground. The water travels up into their leaves. With the Sun’s energy, they separate the water into two things: oxygen and hydrogen. They mix the hydrogen with carbon dioxide to make the food that they need to grow big and strong.

Lyrics:                             chords: E A B7 E

Plants are growing

my roots grow into the ground

soaking up water and minerals

my roots grow down, down, down

Plants are growing

My leaves open up to the sun

I use the sun’s energy to make food for me

growing leaves one by one

That’s how I grow tall

That’s how I grow strong

With my roots in the ground and the sun on my leaves

That’s where I belong

What people breathe out

plants breathe in

What plants breathe out

people breathe in

It goes in a circle

again and again

so wave your branches

in the breeze

as we are growing into trees

this kind of magic

that we can see

it’s all happening

inside our leaves

it’s all happening

inside our leaves

I take water

and I do a little magic

change it into two other things

I give away the oxygen and keep the hydrogen

cause that’s the one

that I need

I mix it with carbon dioxide

That’s how I make food for me

This all happens

inside my leaves

while I’m growing into a tree

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Instructions:

Start a discussion about clouds, lightning, thunder and rain. Ask the children to describe their experience with these things. Ask the children to rub their hands together rapidly to create static electricity like clouds do.

Intro:

When water droplets and ice crystals rub together inside of storm clouds they create static electricity. When lots of electricity builds up inside the cloud, it flashes down to the ground as lightening.

Lyrics:                                               chords: G C D bridge: D C

I’m a big, dark storm cloud

thunder head is my name

I roll across the sky

making lightning and thunder and rain

water drops and ice crystals

causing friction inside of me

I rub them together and make

static electricity

faster and faster

my electrons are buzzing

I’m negatively charged

I need to make some lightning

my lightning bolts shoot so far

There is a positive charge

on the ground down below

in a big flash of lightning

my electrons want to go

Electrons jump! x 4

Now the rain is quieting down

all the lightning is done for today

All my friends come out of their houses

Into the sunshine its time to play

Come on friends

Come on let’s jump!

Come on let’s jump!

Come on let’s jump!

In the puddles

Come on let’s jump!

make a splash

Come on let’s jump!

In the sunshine

Come on let’s jump!

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Gravity

by Nick Young

 

Instructions:

Start a discussion with the children about the effects of gravity. Demonstrate by holding an object and asking what will happen to it if you let go of it. Let go of the object and ask the children to tell you what happened to it. Start the song and model the movements described in the song along with the children.

Intro:

What will happen to this ball if I let go of it? Will it float up into the air? (drop the ball) What happened to the ball? It fell down. What made the ball fall down to the floor? Gravity! Gravity pulls everything down to the Earth. If we were out in space, the ball would have floated up in the air. But the Earth has gravity that keeps us down on the ground.

Lyrics:                                                       chords: Dm Gm C A B

Gravity, gravity

it is pulling on you and me

It keeps our feet touching the ground

sometimes it can make us fall down

I can balance on one foot

I can stand on my tippy toes

I can lean from side to side

under Gravity’s pull

I can jump and I can dance

I can lay down on the floor

Gravity pulls me down

to the ground once more

I can lay down on my tummy

I can push myself up and down

Gravity pulls me back

back down to the ground

______________________________

Liquid, Vapor, Ice

by Nick Young

 

Instructions:

This game is like the freeze dance with a special twist. Before you introduce this song you can explore the different states of water with the children. Let them experience an ice cube, liquid water in a bowl and water vapor from a spray bottle.

Intro:

Please stand up and put on your “invisible bubble.” That means that your body will not bump you friends. Please move where there is room to go without bumping. Ice is frozen and does not move. Liquid water, like the water that we drink or the water in the ocean can move slowly. Water vapor like the steam that we see rising up from a pot of spaghetti cooking on the stove moves quickly. When we are ice, we hold still. When we are liquid, we move slowly. When we are water vapor, we walk fast.

Lyrics:                                                                 

Liquid Water

Ice

Vapor

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I Can Stand Up Tall

by Nick Young

 

Instructions:

This is a dancing and moving song. Have the children put on their “invisible bubble.” Model the movements in the song and encourage the children to move along with you. After the song, have a discussion about what kinds of foods help our bodies to grow healthy and strong.

Intro:

Please stand up and put on your “invisible bubble.” Our bones support our body so we can stand up tall. Our muscles have energy that helps us to move our bodies. We eat good food to help us jump, dance, hear sounds, see far away and do all the things that we do with our bodies.

Lyrics:                                              chords: G C D

I help my body grow healthy and strong

by eating food all day long

I can swing my arms, oh yea!

stomp my feet, oh yea!

My strong bones are supporting me

I can hop from foot to foot

I can swing on the monkey bars

I can jump so high off the ground
I can run so fast and far

I can ride my bike, oh yea

I can do jumping jacks, 1 – 2 – 3

I can turn around and around

I can climb up the tallest tree

I help my body grow healthy and strong

by eating food all day long

I can stand up tall, un huh!

I can hop hop hop, oh yea!

My strong muscles have energy

I can sing with my voice, La la la

I can see very far away

I can hear lots of sounds with my ears

I can listen to the words people say

I can learn lots of things at my school

I can paint a dinosaur

I can read all the words in my book

I can make a lion’s roar

______________________________

Life Cycle of a Butterfly

by Nick Young

 

Instructions:

Model the movements in the song and encourage the children to move along with you as you transform into a caterpillar, a chrysalis and finally a butterfly. Fly with the friends around the group space. After the song, have a discussion about the life cycle of a butterfly.

Intro:

Lay down on the floor. You are now a caterpillar egg laying on a leaf with all your caterpillar brothers and sisters. Soon you will hatch into a caterpillar and you will eat lots of leaves to grow big. Then you will become a chrysalis and stay still for a long time. Finally you will become a beautiful butterfly.

Lyrics:                                       chords: A D E

I’m a caterpillar egg

laying on a leaf

my brothers and sisters

all around me

Now I hatch and I’m a caterpillar

All I do is eat

wiggle and eat

for two whole weeks!

mm mm mm, I love to eat those leaves

Now I’ve grown so plump and big

I hang upside-down from the bottom of a twig

Now I am a chrysalis

I am so still

I do not move for two whole weeks

but look out world at how special I will be

It’s time to fly

Now I spread my wings

with my brothers and sisters

all around me

drinking tasty nectar from a flower

We can fly for hours and hours

Fly, fly butterfly fly!

I’m a butterfly

flying in the trees

my brothers and sisters

all around me

I flutter my wings

when I want to go

I can fly up high

and fly down low

There’s nowhere that I can’t go

______________________________

Animals Are Special

by Nick Young

 

Instructions:

Pass out the instruments and encourage the children to play along to the rhythm of the song. After the song is done, ask the children to name animals and what those animals say, what they eat and where they live.

Intro:

Different kinds of animals make their own special sounds, eat their own special kinds of food and live in their own special places. The place where an animal lives is called its habitat.

Lyrics:                                     chords: Em B7

Animals all make their very own sound

No other animal sounds like that

Animals all eat different foods

Animals live in their own habitat

A habitat is where an animal lives

Animals all have their own way of moving

Slither, crawl, swim, jump or fly

Animals all have different senses

Some can see and hear more than you or I

What does a lion say?

Roar!

What does a lion eat?

Meat

Where does a lion live?

In the jungle

Now let’s learn some more

rhinoceros, eagle, bear, parrot, seagull, tiger, wolf, deer, snake, fox, lion, elephant, monkey, hyena, hippopotamus, zebra, leopard, bee, crocodile, owl…

______________________________

Rhythm Sounds

by Nick Young

 

Instructions:

Review Ta, Ti-ti and Digidigi by playing them one at a time with the children. Combine

Ti-ti and Ta and play with the group. Combine Digidigi and Ta and play with the group.

Intro:

It’s time for rhythm sounds. What is the name of this sound? How many dots does Ta have? How many dots does Ti-ti have? How many dots does Digidigi have?

Lyrics:                           

Ta, Ta, Ta, Ta….

Ti-ti, Ti-ti, Ti-ti, Ti-ti….

Digidigi, Digidigi, Digidigi, Digidigi….

Ti-ti, Ta, Ti-ti, Ta, Ti-ti, Ta, Ti-ti, Ta….

Digidigi, Ta, Digidigi, Ta, Digidigi, Ta….