story time

Dance, Rattle & Roll (Fall Session 6)

Book: “Ghosts in the House!” by Kazuno Kohara

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Welcome Song: Good Morning by Old Town School of Folk Music

SongClap Your Hands by Old Town School of Folk Music

Song: The Monsters Stomp Around the House by The Kiboomers

Song: Witches on Their Brooms by The Kiboomers

LIBRARY BAND

I laid out a big container of instruments: cymbals, drums, shakers, etc.

Song: Grim Grinning Ghosts by Mickey’s Monster Bash

I gathered up the instruments and we went into our dance break.

Song: Pumpkins Witches & Ghosts by The Learning Station

Song: Horns, Fangs, Knees & Claws by The Kiboomers

Song: We Will Stomp by Mr. Eric & Mr. Michael

PARACHUTE

Song: Row Row Row Your Boat
I do three verses of this classic:
Row row row your boat (the traditional way) //
Rock rock rock your boat, sway from side to side
Merrily merrily merrily merrily what a bumpy ride (bump hands on lap) //
Row row row your boat, gently down the stream
If you see a crocodile (crocodile snap with arms)
Don’t forget to scream (*AH*)

On our last verse where we see a crocodile and scream we lifted the parachute over our heads and screamed underneath of it.

Song: The Grand Old Duke of York

Song: Colors (to the tune of Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes)
Pink, orange, green and blue, green and blue,
Pink, orange, green and blue, green and blue,
Oh, I see colors, how about you?
Pink, orange, green and blue, green and blue.

I had them sit while we did it twice getting faster and faster. Finally I had them stand and we did Colors one more time shaking the parachute really, really fast.

Song: Go Round and Round the Circle (to the tune of In and Out the Window)
Go round and round the circle, (all hold parachute; move around in a circle)
Go round and round the circle,
Go round and round the circle,
As we have done before.

Go in and out the window (in and out with hands) //
Climb up and down the staircase (up and down with parachute) //
Shake hands with the parachute (shake parachute)
Source: Momstown Brampton

Song: Come Under My Umbrella (to the tune of The More We Get Together)
Come under my umbrella, umbrella, umbrella,
Come under my umbrella, it’s starting to storm!
There’s thunder and lightning and wind and rain,
Come under my umbrella it’s starting to storm!
Source: Read Sing Play

After we were done with our last song, the adults and I counted to three. I had them all let go and I gathered up the parachute.

Song: The Goldfish by Laurie Berkner

Cool Down Song/Yoga: Five Little Bats by The Kiboomers

I couldn’t find a nice, slow Halloween song so I settled on this one!

Goodbye Song: Goodbye by Old Town School of Folk Music

Dance, Rattle & Roll — Fall Session 1

Dance, Rattle & Roll — Fall Session 2

Dance, Rattle & Roll — Fall Session 3

Dance, Rattle & Roll — Fall Session 5

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