“His Name is Fred” Saint Patrick’s day music therapy activity idea for children

-Goal Area: Memory/sequencing, motor skills, concept of spacial relationships (prepositions)  and receptive language.

-Objective: Kids move along the the lyrics and help describe their motions (expressive language.)

-Materials: a puppet or picture of a leprechaun.

-Method: The therapist first demonstrates the motion without the song and elicits participation of the group.  Then he/she incorporates the lyrics and melody.  The children are encouraged to move along AND to help remember and describe the motions.  Pictures can help with this.

Adaptations: Think of your own silly ways to move.

-Submitted by: Margie La Bella of music therapy tunes.

Tune: 6 little ducks went out to play

1. There’s a leprechaun. His name is Fred. With pointy ears on the side of his head.

Side of his head, (on sol)

his name is (mi)

Fred.  (do)

2. With one foot up and one foot down, his swings his hips around and around.

Feet up and down. Hips round and round.

Side of his head, his name is Fred.

3. His arms; they stick out far and wide. He wags his head from side to side.

Arms out wide. Side to side.

Up and down. Round and round.

Side of his head, his name is Fred.

4. He stops to put his puppy dog rover. And he finds a four leaf lucky clover.  Puppy Rover. 4 leaf clover.  Arms out wide. Side to side. Up and down. Round and round. Side of his head, his name is Fred.

5. He crossed his arms that silly old elf. He gave a squeeze and he hugged himself.  Hugged himself. Silly old elf.  Puppy Rover. 4 leaf clover.  Arms out wide. Side to side. Up and down. Round and round. Side of his head, his name is Fred.

6. That’s the end there is no more.  Close eyes, now yawn, sleep and snore!

 

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