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Preschool Rhythm Activities

May 1st, 2008 by admin

Sometimes it can be difficult to find preschool rhythm activities. The problem is preschoolers just aren’t as focused on music professionals as other age groups, but there is plenty you can do.

First thing you can need is your own homemade instruments then it is time to play.

Start with take the egg shakers and let the children dance around with them. You can play music with it at the same time and you can get them a set of egg shakers too to play with. When you have your set you can shake them to the rhythm of the music. This will teach the kids to do the same.

As for the other instruments you can do the same thing.

A great link to use for the music is right here: http://www.abchomepreschool.com/Music/PreschoolMusicActivities.htm

Rhythm teaches the little ones a lot about music. Many little children are very musically inclined and these activities can help them get a life long love of music, which can lead to high IQ scores and great careers in music.

Free Homemade Instruments for Preschool Music

April 30th, 2008 by admin

This link is awesome, check it out

http://www.nancymusic.com/PRINThomemade.htm

Better save this page as a pdf file just in case they take those instructions down.

Preschool Activities- Fun in the Sun

April 6th, 2008 by admin

Today is sunny and thanks to a nice cold winter we have what you would call cabin fever. So today is another outside day for us. Now keep in mind it is only about 60 degrees here so we will be outside with spring coats on.
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Preschool Songs, and Links, and Fingerplays

March 2nd, 2008 by admin

Hi all. I know I have missed a couple of days worth of posts and want to apologize for that. I have a lot going on with this preschooling stuff and an ebook I am working on.

The days I missed consisted of Friday and Saturday. Those are songs and links days. I do have a couple of both to share, so here goes.

5 Little Eggs added 11-9-98 Original Author Unknown
5 little Easter eggs,
Lovely colors wore;
Mother ate the blue one,
Then there were four.
4 little Easter eggs,
Two and two, you see;
Daddy ate the red one,
Then there were three.
3 little Easter eggs,
Before I knew,
Sister ate the yellow one,
Then there were two.
Two little Easter eggs,
Oh, what fun!
Brother ate the purple one,
Then there was one.
1 little Easter egg,
See me run!!!
I ate the last one,
And then there was none.

This poem, song, was taken from www.preschooleducation.com where you can find more easter songs.

Perpetual preschool also has some great songs and fingerplays to check out.

Preschool Songs- February Songs

February 27th, 2008 by admin

animal_clipart_crab.gifThis song was made by Jean at Preschool Express, be sure to check them out for lots more songs.

PUSSY WILLOWS
Tune: “Frere Jacques”

Pussy willows,
Pussy willows,
Soft and gray,
Soft and gray.

They are so much fun
Counting everyone,
Soft and gray,
Spring’s on it’s way!

-Jean Warren

Preschool Songs- I’m A Little Tea Pot

February 23rd, 2008 by admin

Songs to get you up and moving.0304-0606-2502-2326_tn.jpg

I’m a little tea pot short and stout.

I’m a little tea pot, short and stout.

Here is my handle, here is my spout.

When I get all steamed up, then I shout.

Tip me over and pour me out.

Hokey Pokey

You put your right arm in,

you take your right arm out,

you put your right arm in

and you shake it all about

you do the hokey pokey

and you turn your yourself around

thats what its all about

(for right arm, go to left arm, right leg, left leg, whole self for different verses)

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

head, shoulders, knees and toes,

knees and toes

head, shoulders, knees and toes

knees and toes

Eyes and ears and mouth and nose

head shoulders knees and toes, knees and toes

Use these songs as a way to get kids moving after they have behaved for awhile doing a sit down activity such as story time, or craft time. They will enjoy it and you can do it with them.

Preschool Songs- 5 Little Apples

February 15th, 2008 by admin

apple.jpegFive little apples sitting in a tree,

One looked down and smiled at me.

I shook that tree as hard as I could,

One fell down … mmmm it was good!

(Continue rhyme until all the apples have fallen from the tree.)

Preschoolers love short, rhyming songs they can remember. You can find more of these songs at Preschool Express. Here is the link to songs such as; Big Green Bananas, I’m A Juicy Orange, I’m A Little Purple Grape, Pick A Pretty Berry, and more.

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