Songs and Stories Together
Music Activities for the Early Childhood Classroom
By Sally Guerrero
Ages 3 - 6
Songs and Stories Together connects songs to stories and classical music using singing, moving, listening, and playing classroom instruments to build music skills. Each song includes activities for teaching the song, a story, and classical music relating to the story. The activities teach singing and steady beat as well as engage the children's minds, bodies and imaginations. Other skills such as visual, spatial, aural, verbal, kinesthetic, interpersonal and intrapersonal are also addressed. Through all these activities, children are exposed to good quality music and literature.
Many of the storybooks used are found on our West Music website. The listings for the classical music resources are very specific so you can check to see if you already have them in your collection. Percussion instruments such as finger cymbals, triangles, sticks, resonator bells, xylophones, metallophones and glockenspiels can be used. There are also opportunities to use scarves and a few other props.
Reproducible Activity Art pages are included.
How to Use This Book
All 'Round the Barnyard - Barnyard Dance
All the Little Ducklings - The Ugly Duckling
Buzz, Buzz, Buzz - Buzz-Buzz, Busy Bees
Busy Little Bumble Bee
Cloudy Weather - Little Cloud
Firefly, Firefly - The Very Lonely Firefly
Frog's in the Meadow - Jump, Frog, Jump
Galump Went the Little Green Frog
Good Day - Barn Dance
Hop Old Squirrel - The Busy Little Squirrel
Let Us Chase the Squirrel
Hungry Caterpillar - The Very Hungry Caterpillar
I Am a Fine Musician - Mole Music
I See the Moon - Wynken, Blynken and Nod
I Went to Visit a Farm - Click, Clack Moo, Cows That Type
Ladybug - Ten Little Ladybugs
Pitter, Patter - Yellow Umbrella
Squiggle - The Squiggle
Three Little Snowmen - The Snowman
What Shall We Do When We All Go Out? - The Snowy Day
Who's Hatching from the Egg? - Who's Hatching?
I See a Song
Reproducible Activity Art
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