Goal Area: CognitiveName of Activity: Apple TreeObjective: Children do the motions along to the lyrics and sing or vocalizeMaterials: WordsMethod: Sing and do. This is also a magic song. All the kids I work with love it, do it and succeed right away.Adaptations: (optional) I use the song with cut out apples, also dollar store plastic apples. Submitted by: (optional name and email) Margielessonplans@gmail.com source unknown.Melody: Part A. Lincoln lincoln I been thinkin what the heck have you been drinkin’ (ah songs from my childhood…) Mary had a Little Lamb works, too. I’m an acorn small and round works. Shortnin’ bread works. Part B. Adams family chorusA) I’m a great big apple tree. Just as tall as I can be.I cannot sneeze (aaaaaahchoooooooo.) I cannot cough (argh, ahh, blah) or all my apples will fall off.B) It fell on my ________ (boink, boink, ….or ow, ow will suffice.) Repeat 4 more times.
–Realm: Lesson plans for young children. (Good for speech therapy and teacher circle time songs, too.)-Age: 0-5 plus-Goal Area: Language , attention span, counting with 1-1 correspondence -Objective: Children sing the words, hold up the correct number of fingers, and motion along with the song.-Materials: song, optional dinosaur toys-Method: Sing. Do. I must say this song has been what I call a “magic song.” I haven’t seen a child who doesn’t love it and succeed with it.-Adaptations: Use puppets, pictures, toy dinosaurs….-Submitted by: (optional name and email) Margie@musictherapytunes.comfrom Anna Epstein-Kravis recording Tot’s Tunes/Happy to be me. See annaekravis.com.-Lyrics,chords, solfege, melody used:C G C Four Dinosaurs were rolling in the mud. Do do re mi do sol fa mi re do G C-G Splashing around all day. re re re sol re mi re
One of them said “I’ve had enough!!!” do do re doC G c3 more left when he goes away. sol sol sol sol fa mi re do Squish, squish, squish, squish…..
(repeat for one less dinosaur each time.)
-Age: 0-5+-Goal Area: Language (motor song or hello song. The melody lends itself to various objectives.)-Objective: Kids will sing the words of the song and perform the motions mentioned via lyrics-Materials: Music and kids-Method: Sing and do.-Adaptations: Use to create hello song, an articulation exercise, letter-sound association, or animal/vehicle sound song. Substitute another sound for the “d” in “dum.” Or start off with Here’s a sound for the letter “T.” Look everybody sing with me…. Lastly, try What does a monkey say in the zoo. Sing it together me and you…..oo,oo… This is called a “stick in” song because you can use/modify it to teach many skills.-Submitted by: Amanda G. Ellis, MT-BC at “morewithmusic.com”Tune: can be found on you tube (search theme song for Jack’s Big Music Show.)C F GCome on everybody give your foot a tap. (repeat phrase instrumentally.)C F CCome on everybody give your hands a clap. (same)C F GLook everybody it’s my dog Mel. (ruf,….) C F C And my best friend Mary; she’s super swell.C F C (Dum diddy dum diddy dum dee dum day.)C F G Dum diddy dum diddy dum dee dum day. (same echo)C F CDum diddy dum diddy dum dee dum day. (same echo) F G F GSo come everybody let’s get up and go.Am G/B Bb F CIt’s time to get started. It’s Jack’s big music show.