This song is a simple yet effective class favorite that works best for K-2nd grade. It can be used to for a variety of lesson types, including teaching students proper singing technique, practicing steady beat, and even showing form. Movements can also be added to this song to make it a fun and exciting performance piece.
Click here to download the sheet music.
Call and response to teach the song
Teach each movement of the song along with the corresponding vocal part.
Teach two dance moves per 8 measure dance break (4 measures each - 4 moves total)
Add a chant to each dance move
Practice performance run-throughs
I use this song to teach my younger students about contrast. I ask them to show contrast between standing still with their arms by their side, and the first movement they do. I explain to them that the more still and quiet they are at the beginning, the bigger and more exciting their first movement looks.
Here is a video with Lyrics and Movements that could be used for the song: