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All Around the Buttercup
Music for Children series
By Ruth Boshkoff
24 pages 
Grades K - 3

Folk songs arranged for young children's first experience with Orff instruments. Poems, rhymes and games are included with most of the arrangements. Suggestions for movement and vocal/instrumental improvisation, as well as hints for teaching, are given. New pitch and rhythm concepts, pitch patterns and instrumental techniques are listed above the song where they first appear. Materials are organized sequentially, with notes, rhythms and concepts introduced one at a time.   

Instruments used: soprano and alto glockenspiel; soprano, alto and bass xylophone; alto and bass metallophone; hand drum; finger cymbals; tambourine; triangle; ratchet; guiro; claves; 2 dulcimers parts for 1 song.   


  • The Snail
  • Star Light
  • Bounce High
  • Ding Dong Bell
  • The Mill Wheel
  • Bells In the Tower
  • I See the Moon
  • The Frog
  • Hickory Dickory Dock
  • All Around the Buttercup
  • The Squirrel
  • The Clocks
  • Little Black Bug
  • Baby Jesus' Cradle Song
  • Far Too Much Noise
  • Canoe Song
  • Chicken On the Fencepost
  • The Baby King
  • Hush My Baby


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I know the composer! She is wonderful!!
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