Superplan Sample

  • Coming In Classical: Rimsky-Korsakov – Flight of the Bumblebee from The Tsar of Saltan

    Rimsky-Korsakov – Flight of the Bumblebee from The Tsar of Saltan

    Activity Instructions:

    Play music as children are entering at the start of class. This is a shorter song, so you may want to put it on repeat.

  • Hello Song: Tot Rock Hello

    Tot Rock Hello

    Activity Instructions:

    Call children to circle. Start rhythm on Keyboard, and use each child’s name in the song.

    Lyrics:

    I’m gonna rock rock rock with with my Tots
    Rock, rock rock with my Tots
    Rock, rock rock with my Tots
    in Rockin’ Rhythms music class

    Let’s all rock with [Name Here]
    Let’s all rock with [Name Here or “together”]
    Let’s all rock with [Name Here or “and have fun”]
    in Rockin’ Rhythms music class

  • Song w/Instrument: I’ve Been Working on the Railroad

    I’ve Been Working on the Railroad

    Activity Instructions:

    Pass out Rhythm Sticks. Allow children to explore hitting them together, hitting them on the ground, etc. Older children can also hold one up straight and use the other to tap the top like a hammer. Tap the beat and sing the song. You may also choose to use a train whistle to enhance the activity.

    Lyrics:

    I’ve been work-ing on the railroad
    All the live-long day.
    I’ve been working on the rail-road
    Just to pass the time away.
    Can’t you hear the whistle blowing,
    Rise up so early in the morning;
    Hear the engine driver shouting,
    “Children, come along!”

    Children, won’t you come
    Children, won’t you come
    Children, won’t you come along along
    Children, won’t you come
    Children, won’t you come
    Children, won’t you come along

    Sing-‘in fee, fie, fid-dl-y-i-o
    Fee, fie fid-dl-y-i-o-i-o-o
    fee, fie, fid-dl-y-i-o
    Children, won’t you come along

    Historical information:

    “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad” is an American folk song. The first published version appeared as “Levee Song” in Carmina Princetonia, a book of Princeton University songs published in 1894. [ Source: Wikipedia ]


  • Lapride: Chug Chug Chug

    Chug Chug Chug

    Activity Instructions:

    Have children sit on parents laps, and follow directions in the song!

    Lyrics:

    Chug Chug Chug Goes the cho-choo train [bounce children on lap]
    Chug Chug Chug down the tracks
    Chug Chug Chug goes the choo-choo train
    Clickety Clickety Clack

    Chug Chug Chug goes the choo-choo train [move legs together up and down]
    Chug Chug Chug up and down
    Chug Chug Chug goes the choo-choo train
    Bumping the people around [alternate legs quickly]

    Toot toot toot goes the engineer [bounce on lap]
    Toot toot toot pull the horn [pretend to pull train whistle]
    Toot toot toot goes the engineer [bounce on lap]
    The train’s comin’ through this morn

  • Color or Shape Song: Shape Monster

    Shape Monster

    Activity Instructions:



    Before your first class, construct your color or shape monster (a piece of foam board with two eyes and a cutout mouth).
    Cut out shapes to feed the monster. (Circles, triangles, squares, and rectangles) Review the shapes with children. Then have them put the shapes into the monster’s mouth as you sing about them.

    Lyrics:

    Will you feed the shape monster?
    Will you feed him squares?
    Will you feed the shape monster?
    Will you feed him squares?

    “Feed me, feed me, feed me please
    Bring me squares so I can eat!”
    Will you feed the shape monster
    Will you feed him squares?

  • Song w/Instrument: Chomp Castanet

    Chomp Castanet

    Activity Instructions:

    Pass out the castanets – one to each student. Allow them to explore squeezing the castanets shut with one hand, the other hand, both hands, etc. Then introduce song.

    Lyrics:

    Chomp Chomp Chomp goes the cas-ta-net
    when my fin-gers squeeze it shut
    Chomp Chomp Chomp goes the cas-ta-net
    like a mouth try-ing to talk
    Chomp chomp chomp, and click click click
    o-pen shut it, just like this
    Chomp chomp chomp goes my cas-ta-net
    Chomp chomp chomp chomp chomp

  • Body Awareness: Air Guitar Party

    Air Guitar Party

    Activity Instructions:

    Practice playing air guitar, jumping, spinning, shaking hands, and twisting. Then turn on the music and follow the directions in the song. Prompt the children to play air guitar during the guitar breaks in the song.

    Lyrics:

    CHORUS
    C’mon and dance your blues away
    Sing with me today
    Laugh, let’s have some fun
    ‘Til the day is done

    C’mon and move those happy feet
    Feel this rockin’ beat
    Play your air guitar
    till the song is done

    VERSES
    V1. We’re gonna jump and jump and jump and STOP (x4)
    V2. We’re gonna spin and spin and spin and spin and STOP (x4)
    V3. We’re gonna shake and shake and shake and shake and STOP (x4)
    V4. We’re gonna twist and twist and twist and twist and STOP (x4)

  • Solfege Song: Twinkle Twinkle

    Twinkle Twinkle

    Activity Instructions:

    Pass out echo microphones. Have children explore speaking in the top of them. Then ask for some of the classes favorite songs and sing them.
    Have the children echo solfege syllables, Do-Sol ascending and descending one syllable at a time.
    Teach the song by singing the syllables a little bit at a time and have children echo back. Then sing the song with regular lyrics.

    Lyrics:

    Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol
    Fa Fa Mi Mi Re Re Do
    Sol Sol Fa Fa Me Mi Re
    Sol Sol Fa Fa Me Mi Re
    Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol
    Fa Fa Mi Mi Re Re Do

    Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
    how I wonder what you are
    Up above the world so high
    Like a diamond in the sky
    Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
    How I wonder what you are

  • Song w/Ball: Make the Ball Go Splat

    Make the Ball Go Splat

    Activity Instructions:

    Pass out balls. Have children practice following the directions in the song, as you speak them. Then start song and follow along.

    Lyrics:

    Put the ball on your head
    Put the ball on your nose
    Put the ball on your knees
    Put the ball on your toes

    Roll the ball up your legs
    and make it a hat
    Roll the ball to the floor
    and make the ball go splat

  • World Music Dance: Brazil – We Are One (Ole Ola) [World Cup Version] – Pitbull – Samba

    Brazil – We Are One (Ole Ola) [World Cup Version] – Pitbull – Samba

    Activity Instructions:

    Pass out scarves, and have children bounce, dance, etc. This song was the theme of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, and features Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte.

  • Musical Exploration: Musical Exploration

    Musical Exploration

    Activity Instructions:

    Dump a variety bucket of instruments out for children to play and try different instruments. Teacher’s choice on background music, make sure that the song lyrics are clean and the topic is child-appropriate. You may want to find out some of your participants favorite popular songs and include them here!

  • Musical Game: Walk to the Beat

    Walk to the Beat

    Equipment:
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    Activity Instructions:

    Teacher walks around the room with drum in hand and plays fast and slow. Fast and slow tempo = fast and slow steps as you walk/run around the circle. Stop drumbeat for children and teacher to stop altogether.

  • Puppet: Mr. Alligator

    Mr. Alligator

    Activity Instructions:

    Share some alligator facts from the song with the kids. Then sing song, using puppet chomping his teeth to the beat.
    At the end, ask Mr. Alligator if he will be nice? Not eat the kids? Then give alligator kisses if desired.

    Lyrics:

    Mr. Alligator, was swimmin’ in the swamp
    Mr. Alligator says hello! Chomp Chomp

    Mr. Alligator, he’s a reptile
    Look at all those teeth in his great big smile

    Mr Alligator he can really grow in size
    10-15 feet long , over 1000 pounds!

    Mr. Alligator, He was almost extinct?
    C’ya later Alligator
    Thanks for not eating me!

    Historical information:

    Some alligator facts: 

    • Alligators have up to 3000 teeth over their lifetime – 80 at a time.
    • They are reptiles.
    • They grow up to 10-15 feet long.
    • They can be over 1000 lbs.
    • They travel at up to 15 mph.

     


  • Goodbye Song: Goodbye Song

    Goodbye Song

    Activity Instructions:

    Start rhythm on keyboard. Then sing song, putting each child’s name in the song. Adjust the ending based on the number of children you have – feel free to repeat or not, and add goodbyes to mommies, daddies, instruments, etc, if needed to finish the musical phrasing, depending upon the size of your class.

    Lyrics:

    Goodbye, Cya later, adios my friends
    Our time in Rockin’ Rhythms class has come to an end
    au revoir, auf wiedersehen, bon voyage, chiao
    Until we meet again my friends, I’ll say goodbye for now

    |: Goodbye [Name goes here]
        Goodbye [Name here]
        Goodbye [Name goes here]
        Goodbye [Name here]
        Goodbye [Name goes here]
        Goodbye [Name here]
        We’ll rock again next time :|

  • Coming In Classical: Rimsky-Korsakov – Flight of the Bumblebee from The Tsar of Saltan

    Rimsky-Korsakov – Flight of the Bumblebee from The Tsar of Saltan

    Activity Instructions:

    Play music as children are entering at the start of class. This is a shorter song, so you may want to put it on repeat.

  • Hello Song: Kid Rock Hello Song

    Kid Rock Hello Song

    Activity Instructions:

    Call children to circle. Start rhythm on Keyboard, and use each child’s name in the song.

    Lyrics:

    I’m gonna rock rock rock with with my big kids
    Rock, rock rock with my big kids
    Rock, rock rock with my big kids
    in Rockin’ Rhythms music class

    Let’s all rock with [Name Here]
    Let’s all rock with [Name Here or “together”]
    Let’s all rock with [Name Here or “and have fun”]
    in Rockin’ Rhythms music class

  • Song w/Instrument: I’ve Been Working on the Railroad

    I’ve Been Working on the Railroad

    Activity Instructions:

    Pass out Rhythm Sticks. Allow children to explore hitting them together, hitting them on the ground, etc. Older children can also hold one up straight and use the other to tap the top like a hammer. Tap the beat and sing the song. You may also choose to use a train whistle to enhance the activity.

    Lyrics:

    I’ve been work-ing on the railroad
    All the live-long day.
    I’ve been working on the rail-road
    Just to pass the time away.
    Can’t you hear the whistle blowing,
    Rise up so early in the morning;
    Hear the engine driver shouting,
    “Children, come along!”

    Children, won’t you come
    Children, won’t you come
    Children, won’t you come along along
    Children, won’t you come
    Children, won’t you come
    Children, won’t you come along

    Sing-‘in fee, fie, fid-dl-y-i-o
    Fee, fie fid-dl-y-i-o-i-o-o
    fee, fie, fid-dl-y-i-o
    Children, won’t you come along

    Historical information:

    “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad” is an American folk song. The first published version appeared as “Levee Song” in Carmina Princetonia, a book of Princeton University songs published in 1894. [ Source: Wikipedia ]


  • Body Awareness: Air Guitar Party

    Air Guitar Party

    Activity Instructions:

    Practice playing air guitar, jumping, spinning, shaking hands, and twisting. Then turn on the music and follow the directions in the song. Prompt the children to play air guitar during the guitar breaks in the song.

    Lyrics:

    CHORUS
    C’mon and dance your blues away
    Sing with me today
    Laugh, let’s have some fun
    ‘Til the day is done

    C’mon and move those happy feet
    Feel this rockin’ beat
    Play your air guitar
    till the song is done

    VERSES
    V1. We’re gonna jump and jump and jump and STOP (x4)
    V2. We’re gonna spin and spin and spin and spin and STOP (x4)
    V3. We’re gonna shake and shake and shake and shake and STOP (x4)
    V4. We’re gonna twist and twist and twist and twist and STOP (x4)

  • Alphabet Song: Letter M – Mommy and the Monkey

    Letter M – Mommy and the Monkey

    Activity Instructions:

    Have children find the letter “M” on an alphabet chart, or show children a picture of the letter M.
    Talk about the words that start with the letter M in the song. Then sing the silly letter M song, having children tap to the beat while you sing.

    Lyrics:

    Mommy and the Monkey went to get some Money
    to buy Milk from the Masked Man in the Moon
    Mommy Made Me Meatballs
    to go with the Milk
    from the Man in the Moon whose cow who says Moo

  • Solfege Song: Twinkle Twinkle

    Twinkle Twinkle

    Activity Instructions:

    Pass out echo microphones. Have children explore speaking in the top of them. Then ask for some of the classes favorite songs and sing them.
    Have the children echo solfege syllables, Do-Sol ascending and descending one syllable at a time.
    Teach the song by singing the syllables a little bit at a time and have children echo back. Then sing the song with regular lyrics.

    Lyrics:

    Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol
    Fa Fa Mi Mi Re Re Do
    Sol Sol Fa Fa Me Mi Re
    Sol Sol Fa Fa Me Mi Re
    Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol
    Fa Fa Mi Mi Re Re Do

    Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
    how I wonder what you are
    Up above the world so high
    Like a diamond in the sky
    Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
    How I wonder what you are

  • Song w/Pitched Instrument: Mary had a little lamb

    Mary had a little lamb

    Equipment:
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    Activity Instructions:

    Pass out Boomwhackers. Allow children to explore hitting them on the ground freely. Then ask them to only hit when you cue them by pointing or calling out the color of the boomwhacker. Have children play song several times through. Switch colors and repeat, if desired, depending upon time.

    Lyrics:

    EDCD EEE
    DDD EGG

    EDCD EEEE
    DD EDC

  • Composing Activity: Bean Bag Notation

    Bean Bag Notation

    Activity Instructions:

    Have children throw the bean bags onto the music carpet, or staff lines taped onto the floor.
    Play the notes of the melody they create on the keyboard or xylophone.

  • Song w/Ball: Make the Ball Go Splat

    Make the Ball Go Splat

    Activity Instructions:

    Pass out balls. Have children practice following the directions in the song, as you speak them. Then start song and follow along.

    Lyrics:

    Put the ball on your head
    Put the ball on your nose
    Put the ball on your knees
    Put the ball on your toes

    Roll the ball up your legs
    and make it a hat
    Roll the ball to the floor
    and make the ball go splat

  • World Music Dance: Brazil – We Are One (Ole Ola) [World Cup Version] – Pitbull – Samba

    Brazil – We Are One (Ole Ola) [World Cup Version] – Pitbull – Samba

    Activity Instructions:

    Pass out scarves, and have children bounce, dance, etc. This song was the theme of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, and features Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte.

  • Musical Exploration: Musical Exploration

    Musical Exploration

    Activity Instructions:

    Dump a variety bucket of instruments out for children to play and try different instruments. Teacher’s choice on background music, make sure that the song lyrics are clean and the topic is child-appropriate. You may want to find out some of your participants favorite popular songs and include them here!

  • Musical Game: Walk to the Beat

    Walk to the Beat

    Equipment:
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    Activity Instructions:

    Teacher walks around the room with drum in hand and plays fast and slow. Fast and slow tempo = fast and slow steps as you walk/run around the circle. Stop drumbeat for children and teacher to stop altogether.

  • Puppet: Mr. Alligator

    Mr. Alligator

    Activity Instructions:

    Share some alligator facts from the song with the kids. Then sing song, using puppet chomping his teeth to the beat.
    At the end, ask Mr. Alligator if he will be nice? Not eat the kids? Then give alligator kisses if desired.

    Lyrics:

    Mr. Alligator, was swimmin’ in the swamp
    Mr. Alligator says hello! Chomp Chomp

    Mr. Alligator, he’s a reptile
    Look at all those teeth in his great big smile

    Mr Alligator he can really grow in size
    10-15 feet long , over 1000 pounds!

    Mr. Alligator, He was almost extinct?
    C’ya later Alligator
    Thanks for not eating me!

    Historical information:

    Some alligator facts: 

    • Alligators have up to 3000 teeth over their lifetime – 80 at a time.
    • They are reptiles.
    • They grow up to 10-15 feet long.
    • They can be over 1000 lbs.
    • They travel at up to 15 mph.

     


  • Goodbye Song: Goodbye Song

    Goodbye Song

    Activity Instructions:

    Start rhythm on keyboard. Then sing song, putting each child’s name in the song. Adjust the ending based on the number of children you have – feel free to repeat or not, and add goodbyes to mommies, daddies, instruments, etc, if needed to finish the musical phrasing, depending upon the size of your class.

    Lyrics:

    Goodbye, Cya later, adios my friends
    Our time in Rockin’ Rhythms class has come to an end
    au revoir, auf wiedersehen, bon voyage, chiao
    Until we meet again my friends, I’ll say goodbye for now

    |: Goodbye [Name goes here]
        Goodbye [Name here]
        Goodbye [Name goes here]
        Goodbye [Name here]
        Goodbye [Name goes here]
        Goodbye [Name here]
        We’ll rock again next time :|

  • Coming In Classical: Rimsky-Korsakov – Flight of the Bumblebee from The Tsar of Saltan

    Rimsky-Korsakov – Flight of the Bumblebee from The Tsar of Saltan

    Activity Instructions:

    Play music as children are entering at the start of class. This is a shorter song, so you may want to put it on repeat.

  • Hello Song: Family Rock Hello Song

    Family Rock Hello Song

    Activity Instructions:

    Call children to circle. Start rhythm on Keyboard, and use each child’s name in the song.

    Lyrics:

    I’m gonna rock rock rock with with my families
    Rock, rock rock with my families
    Rock, rock rock with my families
    in Rockin’ Rhythms music class

    Let’s all rock with [Name Here]
    Let’s all rock with [Name Here or “together”]
    Let’s all rock with [Name Here or “and have fun”]
    in Rockin’ Rhythms music class

  • Song w/Instrument: I’ve Been Working on the Railroad

    I’ve Been Working on the Railroad

    Activity Instructions:

    Pass out Rhythm Sticks. Allow children to explore hitting them together, hitting them on the ground, etc. Older children can also hold one up straight and use the other to tap the top like a hammer. Tap the beat and sing the song. You may also choose to use a train whistle to enhance the activity.

    Lyrics:

    I’ve been work-ing on the railroad
    All the live-long day.
    I’ve been working on the rail-road
    Just to pass the time away.
    Can’t you hear the whistle blowing,
    Rise up so early in the morning;
    Hear the engine driver shouting,
    “Children, come along!”

    Children, won’t you come
    Children, won’t you come
    Children, won’t you come along along
    Children, won’t you come
    Children, won’t you come
    Children, won’t you come along

    Sing-‘in fee, fie, fid-dl-y-i-o
    Fee, fie fid-dl-y-i-o-i-o-o
    fee, fie, fid-dl-y-i-o
    Children, won’t you come along

    Historical information:

    “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad” is an American folk song. The first published version appeared as “Levee Song” in Carmina Princetonia, a book of Princeton University songs published in 1894. [ Source: Wikipedia ]


  • Peek-a-boo: Where is Baby

    Where is Baby

    Activity Instructions:

    Pass out scarves, explore, playing peek-a-boo. Then begin singing song as you play. Sing several times. You may also subsitite the child’s name for “baby.”

    Lyrics:

    Where is baby? Where did he go?
    I can’t find him! Oh No!
    Where is baby where did he go?
    Five four three two one: Peek-a-boo!

  • Color or Shape Song: Shape Monster

    Shape Monster

    Activity Instructions:



    Before your first class, construct your color or shape monster (a piece of foam board with two eyes and a cutout mouth).
    Cut out shapes to feed the monster. (Circles, triangles, squares, and rectangles) Review the shapes with children. Then have them put the shapes into the monster’s mouth as you sing about them.

    Lyrics:

    Will you feed the shape monster?
    Will you feed him squares?
    Will you feed the shape monster?
    Will you feed him squares?

    “Feed me, feed me, feed me please
    Bring me squares so I can eat!”
    Will you feed the shape monster
    Will you feed him squares?

  • Body Awareness: Air Guitar Party

    Air Guitar Party

    Activity Instructions:

    Practice playing air guitar, jumping, spinning, shaking hands, and twisting. Then turn on the music and follow the directions in the song. Prompt the children to play air guitar during the guitar breaks in the song.

    Lyrics:

    CHORUS
    C’mon and dance your blues away
    Sing with me today
    Laugh, let’s have some fun
    ‘Til the day is done

    C’mon and move those happy feet
    Feel this rockin’ beat
    Play your air guitar
    till the song is done

    VERSES
    V1. We’re gonna jump and jump and jump and STOP (x4)
    V2. We’re gonna spin and spin and spin and spin and STOP (x4)
    V3. We’re gonna shake and shake and shake and shake and STOP (x4)
    V4. We’re gonna twist and twist and twist and twist and STOP (x4)

  • Song w/Pitched Instrument: Mary had a little lamb

    Mary had a little lamb

    Equipment:
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    Activity Instructions:

    Pass out Boomwhackers. Allow children to explore hitting them on the ground freely. Then ask them to only hit when you cue them by pointing or calling out the color of the boomwhacker. Have children play song several times through. Switch colors and repeat, if desired, depending upon time.

    Lyrics:

    EDCD EEE
    DDD EGG

    EDCD EEEE
    DD EDC

  • Solfege Song: Twinkle Twinkle

    Twinkle Twinkle

    Activity Instructions:

    Pass out echo microphones. Have children explore speaking in the top of them. Then ask for some of the classes favorite songs and sing them.
    Have the children echo solfege syllables, Do-Sol ascending and descending one syllable at a time.
    Teach the song by singing the syllables a little bit at a time and have children echo back. Then sing the song with regular lyrics.

    Lyrics:

    Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol
    Fa Fa Mi Mi Re Re Do
    Sol Sol Fa Fa Me Mi Re
    Sol Sol Fa Fa Me Mi Re
    Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol
    Fa Fa Mi Mi Re Re Do

    Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
    how I wonder what you are
    Up above the world so high
    Like a diamond in the sky
    Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
    How I wonder what you are

  • Song w/Ball: Make the Ball Go Splat

    Make the Ball Go Splat

    Activity Instructions:

    Pass out balls. Have children practice following the directions in the song, as you speak them. Then start song and follow along.

    Lyrics:

    Put the ball on your head
    Put the ball on your nose
    Put the ball on your knees
    Put the ball on your toes

    Roll the ball up your legs
    and make it a hat
    Roll the ball to the floor
    and make the ball go splat

  • World Music Dance: Brazil – We Are One (Ole Ola) [World Cup Version] – Pitbull – Samba

    Brazil – We Are One (Ole Ola) [World Cup Version] – Pitbull – Samba

    Activity Instructions:

    Pass out scarves, and have children bounce, dance, etc. This song was the theme of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, and features Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte.

  • Musical Exploration: Musical Exploration

    Musical Exploration

    Activity Instructions:

    Dump a variety bucket of instruments out for children to play and try different instruments. Teacher’s choice on background music, make sure that the song lyrics are clean and the topic is child-appropriate. You may want to find out some of your participants favorite popular songs and include them here!

  • Musical Composition Activity: Bean Bag Notation

    Bean Bag Notation

    Activity Instructions:

    Have children throw the bean bags onto the music carpet, or staff lines taped onto the floor.
    Play the notes of the melody they create on the keyboard or xylophone.

  • Musical Game: Walk to the Beat

    Walk to the Beat

    Equipment:
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    Activity Instructions:

    Teacher walks around the room with drum in hand and plays fast and slow. Fast and slow tempo = fast and slow steps as you walk/run around the circle. Stop drumbeat for children and teacher to stop altogether.

  • Puppet: Mr. Alligator

    Mr. Alligator

    Activity Instructions:

    Share some alligator facts from the song with the kids. Then sing song, using puppet chomping his teeth to the beat.
    At the end, ask Mr. Alligator if he will be nice? Not eat the kids? Then give alligator kisses if desired.

    Lyrics:

    Mr. Alligator, was swimmin’ in the swamp
    Mr. Alligator says hello! Chomp Chomp

    Mr. Alligator, he’s a reptile
    Look at all those teeth in his great big smile

    Mr Alligator he can really grow in size
    10-15 feet long , over 1000 pounds!

    Mr. Alligator, He was almost extinct?
    C’ya later Alligator
    Thanks for not eating me!

    Historical information:

    Some alligator facts: 

    • Alligators have up to 3000 teeth over their lifetime – 80 at a time.
    • They are reptiles.
    • They grow up to 10-15 feet long.
    • They can be over 1000 lbs.
    • They travel at up to 15 mph.

     


  • Goodbye Song: Goodbye Song

    Goodbye Song

    Activity Instructions:

    Start rhythm on keyboard. Then sing song, putting each child’s name in the song. Adjust the ending based on the number of children you have – feel free to repeat or not, and add goodbyes to mommies, daddies, instruments, etc, if needed to finish the musical phrasing, depending upon the size of your class.

    Lyrics:

    Goodbye, Cya later, adios my friends
    Our time in Rockin’ Rhythms class has come to an end
    au revoir, auf wiedersehen, bon voyage, chiao
    Until we meet again my friends, I’ll say goodbye for now

    |: Goodbye [Name goes here]
        Goodbye [Name here]
        Goodbye [Name goes here]
        Goodbye [Name here]
        Goodbye [Name goes here]
        Goodbye [Name here]
        We’ll rock again next time :|