Rhythms On Parade

Revised Expanded Version

Introduction
These songs introduce the joy of music and rhythm. They help children:
    1. Recognize variations in tempo, dynamics and meter.
    2. Develop skills in recognizing and playing rhythmic patterns.
    3. Improvise and create rhythms.
    4. Improve skills in language, math and auditory discrimination.

Children can respond with body movements such as clapping, stamping, walking and jumping, or with rhythm instruments such as wood blocks, bells, tambourines, maracas and lummi sticks. Suggestions are also included for making your own instruments.

Beat a drum, click your tongue
Shuffle with your shoes
Clap your hands, join the band
Anyway you choose
You can get some instruments
And play your favorite choice
Or imitate the sounds they make
Using just your voice!

Repeat Chorus

Slap your thighs, rub your sides
Shake a tambourine
Jingle bells, rattle shells
Join the happy scene

There's really just an endless stream
Of rhythmic things to do
With sounds that come from instruments
And sounds that come from you

Repeat Chorus

March around the room and explore different ways to make sounds with your body, voice and rhythm instruments.

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2. The Mice Go Marching

The mice go marching quietly by, shh! shh!
The mice go marching quietly by, shh! shh!
They march with softly clicking sounds
You hardly know that they're around
Oh the mice go marching quietly by, shh!

The mighty monster marches by, Kaboom! kaboom!
The mighty monster marches by, Kaboom! kaboom!
With hairy legs and heavy feet
He cracks the pavement with each beat
And the mighty monster marches by, Kaboom!

The mice go marching up the monster, Dear, oh dear!
The mice go marching up the monster, Dear, oh dear!
They're stepping softly through his hair
So monster will not know they're there
And the mice go marching up the monster Dear!

The monster sneezes suddenly, Achoo! achoo!
The monster sneezes suddenly, Achoo! achoo!
He shakes and makes a thunderous sound
The mice fly off and tumble down
When the monster sneezes suddenly, Achoo!

The mice all laugh and squeak, "What fun, Tee hee! tee hee!"
The mice all laugh and squeak, "What fun, Tee hee! tee hee!"
With tiny thumps they hit the ground
They slip and slide and roll around
And the mice all laugh and squeak, "What fun, Tee hee!"

Here are several ways this song can be used:
-Clap or play rhythm instruments softly when the mice move, and loudly when the monster moves.
-Use your fingers and hands to act out each verse: (1) Walk fingers. (2) Pound fists. (3) Start at your toes and walk your fingers up to the top of your head. (4) Loudly say, "Achoo!"
(5) Let your fingers fly off your body and land on the floor as you softly giggle, "Tee hee."
-Act out each verse using your whole body: (1) Tip-toe quietly. (2) Stamp your feet. (3) Tip-toe at a low level; gradually rise to a high level. (4) Do a whole body convulsive sneezing motion.
(5) Repeatedly, jump high, land and fall, slip, slide and roll.

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3. Woodpecker

Lyric:
Chorus:
Woodpecker, woodpecker knockin' on a tree
Peck out a rhythm and we'll echo you
Woodpecker, woodpecker knockin' on a tree
Peck out a rhythm and we'll play it too

Woodpecker he say x x x rest / x x x rest / x x x rest /
All together we play x x x rest / x x x rest / x x x rest /
Woodpecker he say x xx x rest / x xx x rest / x xx x rest /
All together we play x xx x rest / x xx x rest / x xx x rest /

Repeat Chorus

Woodpecker he say xxxx x rest / xxxx x rest / xxxx x rest /
All together we play xxxx x rest / xxxx x rest / xxxx x rest /
Woodpecker he say x x xx x rest / x x xx x rest / x x xx x rest /
All together we play x x xx x rest / x x xx x rest / x x xx x rest /

Woodpecker, woodpecker knockin' on a tree
Peck out a rhythm and we'll echo you
Woodpecker, woodpecker knockin' on a tree
Peck out a rhythm and we'll play it too
Peck out a rhythm and we'll play it too

Activity:
- You can clap or play rhythm instruments along with this song.
- Begin by singing the easy to learn chours.
- During the verses, listen to the woodpecker tap out a rhythm and join in
when you recognize the pattern.

Variations:
Walk, jump, stamp or hop the rhythms.
Play the rhythm of the word "woodpecker" as you sing the chorus.

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4. Roller Coaster

Roller coaster climbing high
Inching upward to the sky
Creeping crawling higher still
Then swiftly plunging down the hill

Cars careening, cars careening
Riders screaming, riders screaming
"Can't we make this thing go slower?"
Frenzied voices, frenzied voices
Shouting shrieking, shouting shrieking
"Get me off this roller coaster!"
Popping down and up the people
Look like muffins in a toaster
Tummies jiggle just like jelly
Riding in the roller coaster.

Slowly snaking up the track
Breathless bodies tilting back
Creeping crawling higher still
Then swiftly plunging down the hill

Leaning lurching, leaning lurching
Tightly clutching, tightly clutching
To the safety bar with tension
Frozen faces, frozen faces
Filled with panic, filled with panic
Knuckles white with apprehension
Snapping in the summer sun
Like popcorn packed inside a roaster
Bouncing, banging, jolting, jerking
Bumping down the roller coaster

The track is straight and level now
The ride is coming to an end
Rolling slowly to a stop
Roller coaster's home again

Clap or play rhythm instruments slowly when the roller coaster is going up hill and quickly when it's going down hill.

Variation:
Divide into groups of 5-8 and form yourselves into lines. Hold on to the waist of the person in front of you. Imagine you are a roller coaster. Lean back slightly and move slowly as you pretend to climb the hill. The line leaders can choose any path they wish. When the music gets faster, the challenge is to keep your lines connected as you race down an imaginary hill.

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5. Jingle Bell Bees

Jingle Bell Bees
Are playful little things
They never sting, just dance and sing
With bells upon their wings
They glide across the oceans
And fly up to the moon
Then circle 'round and come back down
To play a happy tune
Oh jingle bell Bees
La la la- la la la la la la la la

Jingle Bell Bees
They cast their magic spells
With soft ring-a-lings
Like miniature sleigh bells

Jingle Bell Bees
Never can be found
Only when you're sound asleep in dreams
Will they come around
They greet the dawning hours
And wake the flowers with song
But should you rise and clear your eyes
Suddenly they're gone
Oh jingle bell bees
La la la- la la la la la la la la

Jingle bell bees
Fly somewhere far away
And when you forget them
They come back to play

They sparkle like the stars
And gather melodies
Them harmonize with fireflies
And swirl around the trees
Oh jingle bell bees
La la la- la la la la la la la la

Vibrate as you explore different ways bees move; sweep and circle, glide and dart, alternate movement with stillness. You can accompany yourself with small jingle bells tied around your arms. Pretend your arms are wings; make them jingle.

Create you own movements, or act out verses in the following ways: (1) move quickly around the room. (2) Do long sweeping, gliding movements; start low, fly high, circle around, then fly low again. (3) Tip toe quietly and shake bells softly. (4) Hide in total stillness. (5) Circle imaginary flowers then dart away and hide. (6 ) Hide in stillness. (7) Dart out with vibrating, gathering motions. As the music fades, swoop and circle around the room then one by one disappear.

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6. Mother Goose Has Rhythmical Rhymes

Chorus:
Mother goose has rhythmical rhymes
The ones that you've heard many times
Just listen to the lines, In the patterns you'll find
Mother Goose has rhythmical rhymes

Hickory dickory dock
The mouse ran up the clock
The clock struck one;
the mouse ran down
Hickory dickory dock

Repeat Chorus

Sing a song of sixpence a pocket full of rye
Four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie
When the pie was opened the birds began to sing
Wasn't that a dainty dish to set before the king

Repeat Chorus

After each line is sung, clap or play the rhythmic pattern then play along with the whole nursery rhyme as it is sung without pauses. During the chorus, clap or play two times after each phrase.

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7. Kris Kringle's Jingle Bell Band

Chorus:
Bring your blocks and bells and join along
Let's play a happy holiday song
With your sticks and tambourines in hand
You're in Kris Kringle's jingle bell band.

Tick, tick, tock the sticks and wood blocks click
Like a hallway clock that waits for old Saint Nick
Spreading joyful sounds across the land
In Kris Kringle's jingle bell band

Ring ring-a-ling the tambourines an bells
They seem to be wishing everybody well
Spreading joyful sounds across the land
In Kris Kringle's jingle bell band

Repeat Chorus

Ding, din-a-ling hear the triangles ring
Like angel chimes in the heavens sing
Spreading joyful sounds across the land
In Kris Kringle's jingle bell band

Shake, shake a shaker make it rattle and swish
Like a Christmas package with a secret wish
Spreading joyful sounds across the land
In Kris Kringle's jingle bell band

Repeat Chorus

Form yourselves into groups of similar instruments. Play with the basic pulse, or create your own rhythms. Play in the following order:
Chorus- all play
Verse 1- sticks and wood blocks.
Verse 2- tambourines and bells.
Chorus- all play.
Verse 3- triangles
Verse 4- shakers, rattles or maracas.
Chorus- all play.
Create ways to move as you play. For example, during the chorus everyone march in a circle. During the verses, when it's your groups turn, step inside the circle and play.

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8. Switch On The Music

We were playin' a song everybody loved
A jumpy little tune called a jitterbug
Clara got crazy and she twirled about
Tripped over the cord and she pulled the plug
Tripped over the cord and she pulled the plug ...

Rap:
Switch on the music we were havin' fun
Don't stop the party when we've just begun
What's goin' on and causin' this delay?
We came for dancin' let the music play!

Frieda and Freddy siftin' through the songs
To choose the next tune, couldn't agree on which
She wanted bebop and he wanted blues
Freddy got mad and he flipped the switch
Freddy got mad and he flipped the switch

Repeat Rap

Chorus:
Switch on the music, snap on the sound
We've got the rhythm don't slow us down
Switch on the music, keep up the beat
We're in the mood to kick up our feet

Then the people pleaded please serve a snack
A tasty little treat is what we all could use
Peter plugged the popcorn maker in
The circuit overloaded and it blew a fuse
The circuit overloaded and it blew a fuse

Repeat Rap and Chorus

Clap, dance and /or play your rhythm instrument when you hear the music. Gradually slow down each time the tempo slows down; stop playing and moving when the music stops.
Snap your fingers impatiently as you chant along with the rap. Begin dancing when the music starts again.

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9. Five

One, two, three, four, five
Play your rhythm sticks
Jive in five four time
With staccato clicks
Feel the pulse and play
Here's a helpful clue
Five beats to each bar
Think of three plus two
La da da- la da- la da da
La da da- la da- la da da
La da da- la da- la da da
La da da, la da da da
La da da, la da da da

Search the radio
You won't hear this beat
It's unusual
A refreshing treat
'though at first the count
May seem somewhat strange
Soon you will agree
It's a welcome change
La da da- la da- la da da
La da da- la da- la da da
La da da- la da- la da da
La da da, la da da da
La da da, la da da da

Clap or play rhythm sticks in 5/4 time emphasizing the first beat of each measure. Divide the group in half; alternate first half jumping five times then the second half jumping five times.

Explore other ways of moving in 5/4 time.

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10. Tap Your Sticks

Tap your sticks in the air with a 1 2 3
Tap your sticks on the floor with a 1 2 3
Tap your sticks in the air with a 1 2 3
Tap your sticks on the floor with a 1 2 3

Tap your sticks to the right with a 1 2 3
Tap your sticks to the left with a 1 2 3
Tap your sticks to the right with a 1 2 3
Tap your sticks to the left with a 1 2 3

Rub your sticks together
Shake them high above you
Rub you sticks together
Pass them both behind you

Cross your sticks tap your knees with a 1 2 3
Tap your sticks end to end with a 1 2 3
Cross your sticks tap your knees with a 1 2 3
Tap your sticks end to end with a 1 2 3

Hammer left with the right with a 1 2 3
Hammer right with the left with a 1 2 3
Hammer left with the right with a 1 2 3
Hammer right with the left with a 1 2 3

Repeat third and first verses

Using rhythm or lummi sticks, do the actions described in the song. (To "hammer" a stick, tap the top with the side of the other stick.)

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11. Sounds Around The World

Sounds around the world surround you
And send vibrations to your ear
Sounds around the world surround you
And there's rhythm in everything you hear

Grandma's clock it ticks and tocks
Chicken lays her eggs and squawks
Waves go crashing on the rocks
Sounds around the world surround you

Rattlesnakes they shake their tails
A fire engine siren wails
Horses trot on mountain trails
Sounds around the world surround you

Trash goes crashing in the dump
Babies cry when they go bump
Hearts keep beating thumpity thump
Sounds around the world surround you
And there's rhythm in everything you hear!

Using your voice and/or rhythm instruments, make the sounds named in the song. Make each one for five beats then listen for the next sound. You can also act out the sounds in movement.

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12. Bean Bag Shake

Shake it for seven and rest on eight
Shake it for seven with a one beat wait
It sounds great when you hesitate
And shake it for seven and rest on eight

Clap for two beats
Stamp your two feet
Clap for two beats
Five ready set go

Shake it for five and rest
It's a tricky test
Hear the beat suggest
Shake it for five and rest

Repeat Verse 2

Shake it for three
One two three
Three quick beats
Short and sweet

Repeat Verses 2 and 1

Shake bean bags maracas, jingle clogs, tambourines or shakers. (When using bean bags, for an extra challenge, during the second verse, throw you bean bag high in the air on beat one, clap your hands on beats two and three, then catch the bean bag on beat four.) You can also do this as a movement activity without materials. Working individually or holding hands with a partner, shake your whole body.

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13. Homemade Band

Here's a little story 'bout a homemade band
Some friends of mine made by hand
Sally found a bolt and she hit it with a spoon
Then she smiled and sang this tune
She cried "oooh- aaah-"
and everyone could understand
That Sally was havin' fun with the Homemade Band

Jackie found some bottle caps
And nailed them to a piece of wood
He shook that thing with a jing-a-ling
And it was really sounding good
He cried "oooh- aaah-"
and everyone could understand
That Jackie was havin' fun with the Homemade Band

Steve and Susan saved several soda cans
And empty plastic bottles too
They dropped in little beads, dry beans or rice
And made some shakers good as new

Rosa found some plywood scraps
And strips of wood that weren't too thick
With glue she made a hollow block
And tapped it with a little stick
She cried "oooh- aaah-"
And everyone could understand
That Rosa was havin' fun with the Homemade Band

Paco cut some pieces from a hardwood dowel
And made a pair of sticks to play
Seiji strung some bells on a piece of string
And they sounded just like Santa's sleigh

Playing all together you could hear their sound
Ringing all across the land
People came from everywhere to listen to
The rhythm of the Homemade Band
They cried "oooh- aaah- "
And everyone could understand
That my friends were havin' fun with the Homemade Band

When you hear your instrument described, stand up, dance and play. Each time you hear the words,"oooh" and "aaah" sing them back like an echo.

These homemade instruments are inexpensive and easy to make. They also have a softer sound than commercially made rhythm instruments, which makes it possible for all children to play and still hear the music.

You can design your own instruments using materials you have on hand. Or use the following ideas:

Bolt - Use a large eyebolt. Loop a shoelace or piece of string through the eye of the bolt so it can hang freely. Strike the bolt with a metal spoon handle for a beautiful ringing sound much like the sound from a triangle or chime.

Tambourine - For this instrument you need only two bottle caps and a piece of wood approximately 1/2" square by 6" long. Punch a hole in the center of each bottle cap. This can be done with a medium size nail. Attach the cap to a slender piece of wood using a smaller nail so the cap can ring freely.

Shaker - Drop dried peas, beans, or rice inside a recycled household container such as a plastic jar, soda or juice can, or a bandage can.

Wood block - This block has a surprisingly pleasing, resonant sound. It is made from scraps of 1/4" plywood and 3/4" square pine. Glue three pieces of 3/4" square pine on top of one piece of 1/4" plywood so that each piece runs along an edge. Leave one edge open. Then glue a second piece of plywood on top to form a hollow block. Use good-quality wood glue. Put the block under weight (books, a rock, etc.) or pressure ( rubber bands, a C-clamp) and allow to dry overnight.

Sticks - cut hardwood dowels of any thickness into one foot lengths.

Bells - String jingle bells on a piece of string or yarn and tie it into a loop.

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14. Choose An Instrument

Ants choose an instrument to play
Bears choose an instrument to play
Camels, Dolphins, Eels, Foxes
Come up and choose an instrument to play

Geese choose an instrument to play
Horses choose an instrument to play
Iguanas, Jackals, Koalas, Llamas
Come up and choose an instrument to play

Monkeys choose an instrument to play
Newts choose an instrument to play
Owls, Possums, Quails, Rhinos
Come up and choose an instrument to play

Seals choose an instrument to play
Tigers choose an instrument to play
Unicorns, and Vipers, Walrus, Xerus
Come up and choose an instrument to play

Yaks choose an instrument to play
Zebras choose an instrument to play
Now anyone we missed, come up and join the list
Come up and choose an instrument to play

This is a fun way to pass out the rhythm instruments. There is an animal named for each letter of the alphabet. When you hear an animal named that starts with the same letter or sound as your name, come up and choose an instrument to play. For an extra challenge, move like the animal named.

To change the order (so people whose first name begins with Z are not always last) match initial consonants to last names or second letter in first names. Better yet, sing the actual names of people in your group using the instrumental version of this song.

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15. Country Classics Stop And Start

This spirited instrumental gives you a chance to explore different rhythm instruments and the variety of sounds they make. It also provides a signal that tells when to play, and when to stop playing. When you hear the music, play your instrument; when the music stops, stop playing.

Variations:
1. Each time the music stops trade instruments with someone near you.

2. To better hear the sounds of each instrument, reverse the activity; quietly move without playing when you hear the music. Stop moving and play your instrument during the pauses.

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16. Spreading Rhythm

Play down low where the gophers go
Play up high where the eagles fly
Wiggle and shake like a rattlesnake
Now rock and sway as you step and play
Spreading rhythm everywhere

Play by the wall where the spiders crawl
Play by your shoes where the puppy chews
Circle and rise like the buzzing flies
Now stamp your feet as you keep the beat
Spreading rhythm everywhere

Play it far, play it near
So every living thing can hear
When you have a song to share
Spread the rhythm everywhere

Play down low where the grasses grow
Dart up high like a butterfly
Bounce around the room like a kangaroo
Now play and swing like the church bells ring
Spreading rhythm everywhere
Spreading rhythm everywhere

This song suggests different locations to play your rhythm instrument. To make it easier to hear the directions, alternate listening for eight beats, then playing for eight beats. In the third verse, hold your instrument far away from you and play, then hold it near and play, then explore all the different directions and places you can play and move.

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17. Stuff It In The Closet

What shall we do with the broken clock?
Stuff it in the closet.
What shall we do with a rusty lock?
Stuff it in the closet.
What shall we do with a leaky pail?
Stuff it in the closet.
What shall we do with a bent up nail?
Stuff it in the closet.
Now open the door, just once more CRASH!
Oh no! Everything fell on the floor!

What shall we do with a moldy cake?
Stuff it in the closet.
What shall we do with a busted rake?
Stuff it in the closet.
What shall we do with a dusty mop?
Stuff it in the closet.
What shall we do when the corn won't pop?
Stuff it in the closet.
Now open the door, just once more CRASH!
Oh no! Everything fell on the floor!

What shall we do with the doggie's bone?
Stuff it in the closet.
What shall we do with a noisy phone?
Stuff it in the closet.
What shall we do with a single sock?
Stuff it in the closet.
And how 'bout kitty's litter box?
Stuff it in the closet.
Now open the door, just once more CRASH!
Oh no! Everything fell on the floor!
Pick, pick, pick it up,
Push, push, push it in
Pile it up to the top,
Slam the door and stop! .......Now
Tip-toe, tip-toe past the door
Let's not touch it any more

These silly people don't know how to clean house. Answer each question by singing, "Stuff it in the closet." After the words, "Now open the door just once more," make a crashing sound with your rhythm instruments. Play very softly with the last two lines. You can also do this song without rhythm instruments using hand clapping and foot stamping.

Follow Up:
Read through the questions and find better ways to repair or dispose of each item.

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18. Slow And Fast

Slowly, slowly,
Playing slowly
Slowly as snails go sliding by
Slowly as clouds drift through the sky

Faster, faster, playing faster
With a rapid rhythmic clatter
Quickly, quickly, clicking clanging,
Clacking, smacking, booming, banging
Like a charging cheetah chasing
Frightened rabbits, running, racing,
Listen to us madly play
In our very fastest way!

Slowly, slowly,
Playing slowly
Slowly as leaves turn brown in the fall
Slowly as turtles
move when they crawl

Faster, faster, playing faster
With a rapid rhythmic clatter
Quickly, quickly, clicking clanging,
Clacking, smacking, booming, banging
Like a fly darts through the flowers
Like a jet on super power
Listen to us madly play
In our very fastest way!

Play slowly with the slow tempo, and rapidly with the fast tempo.

Variation:
Find different ways you can move and play at the same time.

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19. Walking Notes

Walking quarter notes is easy
Come on join in everybody
Walking four beats with your two feet
One, two, three, four, one, two, three, four.

Slow down your feet; one step two beats,
Half notes longer, half notes slower

Pitter, patter moving faster
There is not a thing the matter
If you're warm take off your coats,
'Cause now we're walking eighth notes
Don't you think it looks so funny,
Kind of like an old time movie.
First you listen to the beat,
Then double it with walking feet.

Half notes, quarter, eighth notes too
Now the steps are up to you
Pick the notes you want to use
Mix them any way you choose

Walk around the room stepping the note values named in each verse. As you move, experiment with changing direction, facing, and levels. In the last verse create your own rhythms mixing quarter, half and eighth notes.

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20. Play And Rest

Play two beats and then rest two beats
Play four beats and then rest four beats
Play three beats and then rest one beat
Play one beat and then rest three beats
Play and rest anytime you want to

Use rhythm instruments, clap your hands or create whole body movements.

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21. Old Mac Donald's Band


Old Mac Donald had a band, Eee-yi-ee-yi-oh
And in this band he had a horse, Eee-yi-ee-yi-oh
With a clip, clop here and a clip, clop there
Here a clip, there a clop, everywhere a clip, clop
Old Mac Donald had a band, Eee-yi-ee-ye-oh
(wood block, sticks, tone block, claves)

Verse 2
And in this band the cows had bells.
... with a ding ding here ...
(jingle bells, hand bell, triangle, bolt, jingle clog, finger cymbals)

Verse 3
And in this band he had a cat
... with a scritch ,scratch here...
(guiro, guiro tone block, sand blocks, rub thread on bolt)

Verse 4
And in this band were rattlesnakes
... with a shake, shake here...
(maracas, shaker, rattle, tambourine, rain stick)

Verse 5
And everybody played at once, Eee-yi-ee-yi-oh
With a clip, clop here and ding, ding there,
Here a scritch there a scratch
Everywhere a shake, shake
Old Mac Donald had a band, Eee-yi-ee-yi-oh

Use any combination of commercial or homemade instruments to make the sounds in Old Mac Donald's Band.

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22. I'm A Little Wood Block

I'm a little wood block - tick, tock, tick
Pick me up and tap me with a stick
I'm a little bolt that you can ring
Strike me with a spoon and hear me sing
Oh, I'm a tambourine that you can shake
Won't you let me share the sound I make?
We're a friendly pair of slender sticks
Together we go click, click, click
I'm a little shaker with one wish:
Shake me, please, and hear me swish
Oh, we're the instruments that you can make
Play us all at once just tap and shake

Play along when you hear your instrument described. (See "Homemade Band" for suggestions on making instruments.)

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23. Stick Dance

Let's do the stick dance
You tap it and you twirl it
Let's do the stick dance
You swish it and you swirl it
Move in your own way
Have fun and just play
Create a little stick dance
It's easy to do!

Use a 2' to 3' long wand, mailing tube, or stick with cloth or tape wound around the ends. Explore things you can do with the stick while moving your body. For example, you could hold it above your head, below your knees, twirl it around, or put it on the floor and jump over it.

With a large group form a circle. Begin with one person standing inside and everyone else seated around the perimeter. The people who are seated around the perimeter clap hands or play rhythm instruments as the person in the middle creates a stick dance. When ready to stop, the stick dancer trades places with someone seated around the circle. When someone hands you the stick step inside the circle and begin moving.

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24. Choose An Instrument (Instrumental)

Because this song uses the traditional and familiar melody to "Coming 'Round the Mountain," it's easy to sing inserting the actual names of children in your group. You can also use this song to collect the instruments by singing, "______ put your instrument away."

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Credits:
Original Compilation - Arranger, Keyboards, Bass, Guitar, Emulator: Bob Summers Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Flute and Saxophone: Hap Palmer Engineers: Bob Summers, Don Perry Percussion: Bill Schlitt Background Vocals: Juanice Charmaine, Jacie Berry, Karen Wilson Harper, Hap Palmer Children's Chorus: Tai Elmore, Danielle Elmore, Nicole Price, Mike Summers Mastering Engineer: Mike Reese Educational Consultant: Angelia Leung Production Coordinator: Betty Williams Additional Materials for Revised Expanded Version - Arranger: Miriam Mayer Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar: Hap Palmer Keyboards: Steve Kaplan Guitars, Banjo, Mandolin: Grant Geisman Bass: Jim Garafalo Drums: Tom Walsh Engineers: John Andrew Parks, Tom Perry, John Slattery Background Vocals: Karen Wilson Harper, Marsha Skidmore, Luana Jackman Children's Chorus Director: Tricia Billis Children's Chorus: Aleza Axelrod, Arianna Axelrod, Sonja Billis, Patrick Billes, Lisa Hill, Jessica Hillard, Buckley Mitchell, Taylor Mitchell, Jody Rollins, Tami Rollins, Robbin Wilson Anger Percussion: John Myerson Saxaphone, Flute: Phil Feather Trumpet: Paul Salvo Designer, Illustrator: Carole Schumacher Onaitis Guidebook Editors: Paula Benjamin Little, Betty Williams.

All songs published by Hap-Pal Music. ©Hap-Pal Music all rights reserved. No part of these lyrics or activities may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means without permission from the publisher.

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