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PMM Basic Module #5 Buildings

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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All Songs Copyright©2016 by Nick Young

What Kinds of Buildings Do We See Every Day?

 

Instructions:

Start a discussion with the children about the kinds of buildings that they see on the way to school every day. Ask the children to describe the size and shape of the buildings. While the song is playing, move your body to show short, tall, stretch to the sky etc.

Intro:

Let’s sing a song about different kinds of buildings. Some buildings are short. Some buildings are tall. Some are big. Some are small.

Lyrics:   chords: A E A E F#m B D A / F#m B D A

(CH) What kind of buildings do we see every day?

What kind of buildings do we see?

Are they short or tall?

Big or small?

What is the color of the paint on the wall?

CH

Do they stretch to the sky?

See the elevator rise

Look out the window at the birds going by

CH

Are they short and round?

Close to the ground?

Show me with your body now you shrink right down

CH

When you go outside to play

You see them every day

Stores and schools and the homes where people stay

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What Do People Do Inside of Buildings?

Instructions:

Start a discussion with the children about what people do inside of buildings. Ask the children to tell you their ideas. Give each child an opportunity to share one thing that people do inside of buildings.

Intro:

Let’s sing a song about what people do inside of buildings. What is one thing that people do inside of buildings? 

Lyrics:                                    chords: G C D G

What do people do inside of buildings?

What do people do inside of buildings?

Eating their lunch

Munch, munch, munch

Taking a nap

Sitting on the couch

Working in an office

Calling on the phone

Playing with friends or

reading all alone

What do they do?

Tell me what do people do

inside of all the buildings in our neighborhood?

Doing the laundry

washing the dishes

picking up toys

feeding the fishes

making some food

in a restaurent

please sit down and

order what you want

What do they do?

Tell me what do people do

inside of all the buildings in our neighborhood?

Taking a bath

brushing teeth so clean

please read a story and

tuck me in

Waking up in the morning

eating healthy food

getting dressed

It’s time for school

What do they do?

Tell me what do people do

inside of all the buildings in our neighborhood?

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Who Built Our School? 

Instructions:

Start a discussion with the children about the kinds of workers who build buildings. Ask the children to tell you their ideas. Go around the circle and give each child an opportunity to tell you one kind of worker that builds  buildings.                    

Intro:

Let’s sing a song about the people who build buildings like our school. What kind of workers do the job of building buildings like our school. 

Lyrics:                                    chords: A D E A 

Who built our school

where we come to learn and play?

Who built our school

where we have fun every day?

Who built the walls?

Who made the floor?

Who put on the roof?

Who made the door?

Who built our school?

Who built our school?

Who built our house

where we live with our family?

Who made our house

where we always love to be?

It keeps us cool, out of the sun

It keeps us dry when it starts to rain

It keeps us safe when we sleep at night

It’s where we wake when the sun shines bright

Who built our home?

Who built our school?

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What Is Special About Our School?

Instructions:

Start a discussion with the children about the things that are different and special about your school. Ask the children to tell you their ideas. Give each child an opportunity to tell you one that they think is special about your school building.

Intro:

Let’s sing a song about the things that are special about our school building. What is one thing you can think of that is special about our school?

Lyrics:              chords: Dm7 Gm A / Gm Dm7 A 

What is special about our school?

What makes it different than the rest?

What is special about our school?

Why do we like it the best?

Does it have a step

or even some stairs?

Does it have a ramp

for a wheel chair?

What kinds of rooms are inside?

a kitchen or a classroom

an office or a bathroom

Please tell me what is special about our school?

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What Are Buildings Made Of?

Instructions:

Start a discussion with the children about the materials that are used to make buildings. Ask the children to tell you their ideas. Ask the children to share their ideas with the group.

Intro:

Let’s sing a song about the things that are used to make buildings. Please tell me what buildings are made of.

Lyrics:   chords: E B E B F# C# E B / E7 B7 D A / C# Ab B F# E7 B7 D A

What are buildings made of?

What makes them strong?

What are buildings made of?

How do they last so long?

What is in the windows

that let’s us look outside to see?

What makes the door?

Is it wood from a tree?

What is in the walls

that makes them strong and tall?

What is in the floor

as I go walking down the hall?

What is the roof made of?

It keeps off the rain

What about the sink 

with water going down the drain?

What about the playground

when we go outside to play?

What about the bars

that I climb on every day

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A Building My Size

Instructions:

As the song plays, model your movements to the song showing wide, tall, thin and small. Encourage the children to do the same.

Intro:

Let’s use our bodies to show how wide, tall thin and small buildings can be.

Lyrics:  chords: G C D G D7 C D7 G 

This building is wide

This building is tall

This building is thin

This building is small

Beautiful buildings

I see with my eyes

but the one I like best

is exactly my size

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My Body Jumps

Instructions:

As the song plays, model the movements of jumping, skipping, crawling etc. Encourage the children to do the same.                 

Intro:

Show me your big jumps! Let’s jump over all kinds of water!

Lyrics:   chords: A D A, A D E, A D A, D E A

My body jumps over the ocean

My body jumps over the sea

My body jumps over the ocean

Come jump over water with me

My body skips over the ocean

My body skips over the sea

My body skips over the ocean

Come skip over water with me

crawls

slithers

hops

scoots

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Going On An Adventure

Instructions:

Lead the children in a circle around the group space or on a path around the tables in the classroom. Mime the body movements for each obstacle on the adventure as you encounter them.

Intro:

It’s time to go on an adventure! We are going to climb a mountain, explore a dark tunnel, climb a tree, hop over boulders, row a boat down the river and woosh down a waterfall. Everyone please follow me on our adventure. Here we go!

Lyrics:    chords: E B7 

We’re going on an adventure

on an adventure

on an adventure

We’re going on an adventure

What will we see?

We might find a mountain

we might find a tree

a boulder or a river

come along with me

We’re hopping up the the mountain

just like a mountain goat

We’re hopping up the the mountain

like a mountain goat

Hop, hop, hop, hop

hop up the mountain, friends

We’re crawling through the tunnel

the tunnel

the tunnel

We’re crawling through the tunnel

It’s deep and dark

it’s dark in here

crawl, crawl ,crawl

through the tunnel

out the other side

Let’s all climb up the tree

the tree

the tree

Let’s all climb up the tree

Climb, climb, climb

climb up that tree

use your muscles

climb up the tree

Let’s hop from boulder to boulder

to boulder

to boulder

Let’s hop from boulder to boulder

Hop, hop, hop

hop up on a big boulder

now down to a little boulder

good job, friends

Let’s swim across the river

the river

the river

Let’s swim across the river

splash, splash, splash

oooh, feel that cold water

swim, swim, swim

Whoosh down the waterfall

the waterfall

the waterfall

Whoosh down the waterfall

Whoosh, whoosh, whoosh

Weee! All the way down and splash

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Spacial Patterns

Instructions:

As the song plays, model the movements described in the song. Encourage the children to do the same.

Intro:

Show me how you can lean in all different directions!

Lyrics:                                         chords: G D

Let’s lean left

Let’s lean left

way over to the left

Let’s lean right

Let’s lean right

way over to the right

To the front

To the front

way over to the front

Lean back

Lean back

Lean way back

Let’s go over

Let’s go over

way over

Let’s go under

Let’s go under

Let’s go under

right now

Turn around

Turn around

Turn around

Turn around

Touch the ground

Touch the ground

Touch the ground

Touch the ground

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The Kids Go Marching In

Instructions:

Lead the children on a parade around the classroom. Model the movements described in the song.

Intro:

Follow me on a march around the classroom!

Lyrics:                 chords: E B A

When the kids go marching in

doo dah doo dah

When the kids go marching in

oh the doo dah day

oh the doo dah day

oh the doo dah day

When the kids go marching in

oh the doo dah day

hopping

twirling

crawling

slithering

skipping

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Rhythm Freeze

Instructions:

Put rhythm cards on the floor and have the children walk in a circle around the cards as the song plays. When they freeze, they can tell you the name of the sound that they are standing by and then clap or hop the rhythm . Make the game more interesting and challenging by combining two or more rhythm sounds.

Intro:

Let’s move our bodies around the rhythm sounds. When you freeze, say the name of the sounds you are by and then clap the rhythm.

Lyrics:                   chords: G D

We’re walking around the rhythm sounds

the rhythm sounds

the rhythm sounds

We’re walking around the rhythm sounds

now we freeze!

We’re skipping around the rhythm sounds

the rhythm sounds

the rhythm sounds

We’re skipping around the rhythm sounds

now we freeze!

We’re hopping around the rhythm sounds

the rhythm sounds

the rhythm sounds

We’re hopping around the rhythm sounds

now we freeze!

dancing, flying, tip toeing, crawling

What sound are you next to? Clap the sound!

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Jumping Numbers

Instructions:

Play the song and hold up a number card that corresponds with the number counted in the song. The sequence is: 4, 3, 5, 2, 3, 6 & 4. At the appropriate time, hold up the number card and jump the number with the children. You can pause the song to give you and the children time to jump the numbers if you wish.

Intro:

It’s time to jump some numbers! Listen to the song and look at the number card to know home many times to jump. Here we go!

Lyrics:                  chords: A D B E

Riddle Dee Dee

Riddle Dee Dee

Can you jump this number for me?

(jump the number of times shown on a number card)

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Pounding With Our Hammers

Instructions:

Tell the children it’s time to build a building. Demonstrate the movements of hitting a nail with a hammer, using a screwdriver, painting a wall and sawing with a hammer. Model the movements as the song plays.

Intro:

It’s time to build a building!Show me how you pound a nail with your hammer, twist a screw with a screwdriver, paint a wall with a paintbrush and saw some wood with a saw.

Lyrics:                  chords: A F# E7

We’re pounding wth our hammers

Bang, bang, bang

We’re pounding wth our hammers

Bang, bang, bang

Bang, bang, bang

We’re twisting the screw

Turn, twist, turn

We’re twisting the screw

Turn, twist, turn

Turn, twist, turn

We’re painting the wall

Blub, blub, blub

We’re painting the wall

Blub, blub, blub

Blub, blub, blub

We’re sawing the wood

Zzzup, zzzup, zzzup

We’re sawing the wood

Zzzup, zzzup, zzzup

Zzzup, zzzup, zzzup

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What Is My Job?

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Instructions:

Ask the children to think of all the different kinds of workers that are needed to build a building. Explain what all the different workers in the song do. This song can be used as an instrument song with the children playing percussion instruments to the beat, combined with an art project with the children drawing the workers in the song, or it can be played in the background during other activities.

Intro:

Raise your hand if you can tell me about all the different jobs we need to make buildings.

Lyrics:                  chords: A F# E7

What is my job

What is my job

Can you guess what is my job?

I use a paint brush to paint the walls

Can you guess what is my job?

I’m a painter!

What is my job

What is my job

Can you guess what is my job?

I use a saw to cut the wood

Can you guess what is my job?

I’m a carpenter!

What is my job

What is my job

Can you guess what is my job?

I use wires to make the lights shine

Can you guess what is my job?

I’m a electrician!

What is my job

What is my job

Can you guess what is my job?

I put the carpet on the floor

Can you guess what is my job?

I’m a carpet layer!

I put the glass in the windows: glazier

I plant the grass and trees: landscaper

I build walls with bricks: mason

I put pipes in for water: plumber

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We Can Make A Circle

Instructions:

Draw a shape with your finger in the air. Ask the children to guess the name of the shape. Ask the children to draw shapes in the air as you do while naming the shapes. While the song is playing, draw the shapes in the song.

Intro:

It’s time for a song about shapes. Show me with your fingers how you draw the shape of a circle, a square, a triangle, a rectangle and an oval.

Lyrics:                     chords: G D

We can make a circle

a circle

a circle

We can make a circle

just like this

We can make a square

a square

a square

We can make a square

just like this

We can make a triangle

a triangle

a triangle

We can make a triangle

just like this

We can make a rectangle

a rectangle

a rectangle

We can make a rectangle

just like this

We can make a oval

an oval

an oval

We can make a oval

just like this

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Three Rowdy Children

Instructions:

Hold up three fingers and take away the number sung in the song. Ask the children how many children are still left playing outside.

Intro:

This is a song about three rowdy children who are playing outside. Please show me three fingers.

Lyrics:                     chords: D G D G A7 D

Three rowdy children went out to play

They stayed outside and played all day

Grandma called one child home from the fun

She said come home, there is work to be done

“How many children are left outside?”

Two rowdy children went out to play

They stayed outside and played all day

Grandma called one child home from the fun

She said come home, there is work to be done

One rowdy child went out to play

They stayed outside and played all day

Grandma called one child home from the fun

She said come home, there is work to be done