Age: 0 to 5 and older
Goal Area: Listening skills, Thanksgiving
Name of Activity: Adapted Turkey Trot
Objective: Kids follow directions of song lyrics, sing “gobble, gobble” and clap/chant 1,2,3 at the correct time
Materials: song and kids
Submitted by: Margie@musictherapytunes.com
Tune: Turkey in the Straw
Source: Ron Brown’s Turkey Strut available on “Intelli-Tunes”
This is my adaptation of the song
Pull your hands right in.
Stick your elbows out.
Then you flap your wings G
And walk about. You can gobble to the left.
You can gobble to the right.
Then you shake your tail C
With all your might. (chorus) Gobble, gobble, 1 2 3 (chord C)
Gobble, gobble, 1 2 3 (chord F) Gobble, gobble, 1 2 3 (C) Gobble, gobble along with me! (CCGC) Repeat as needed. I got this additional verse from Scholastic’s Clifford’s Listen and Do poster: Strut like a turkey: go,go,go. Scratch like a turkey with your toe, toe, toe. Flap like a turkey with a wobble, wobble, wobble. Talk like a turkey with a gobble, gobble, gobble. (to chorus)
——————————————————————————–Realm: Easter or Spring Songs for young children Age: 0-5 + Goal Area: Receptive language, memory, attention and motor skills Name of Activity: The Bunny Hop Objective: Children perform the sequence of movements in the song. Materials: Kids, live or recorded group-appropriate instrumental version of the “bunny hop” , lyrics, dancing space Method: Have children stand in a circle. Model each motion and encourage participation. Sing or play the song and act out the motions. Adaptations: Write you own silly song about a pet. To stimulate vocalization, make all the sound effects the song suggests. Submitted by: (optional name and email) Margie La Bella Words: First you wiggle your nose. Then you move your ears. Then you shake your tail and you go hop, hop, hop. (repeat 3x)
-Age: 0-5 +
-Goal: Kids will perform the motions and/or sing the song with the therapist. Good for Att’n span
-Name of Activity: Chanukah Happy Holiday (Check out the melody on youtube.)
-Method: Sing and do.
-Adaptations: Have the kids tell you what movement comes next. Go faster and slower. Best to end on a slow.
Submitted by: Margie La Bella
Chanukah, Chanuka. Happy Holiday. (Clap hands to the beat.)
Chanukah, Chanukah. Happy Holiday. (Tap knees.)
Chanukah, Chanukah Spin your dreiydel fast. (Spin arms.)
Round and around and around and around. (Stand up, spin around once and sit!)
“Till it drops at last.