Down in the Valley, More Great Singing Games for Children by the New England Dancing Masters is a book and CD set filled with more great singing games for children, schools, and communities. This energy-packed resource includes playground games, play parties, camp songs, and original compositions from the Georgia Sea Islands, New England, Southern Appalachians, and the British Isles. The CD has instrumental accompaniment and uses adult vocals, child vocals, piano, accordion, banjo, guitar, and percussion; however, the singing games can be (and usually are) performed unaccompanied.
For pre-K to upper elementary.
Singing Games (by formation listing):
Dancers scattered facing a teacher: At the Bottom of the Sea; Chee Chee Cha; Chicken and a Chicken; Gramma Moses; Hambone; Hunt the Cows; Razzama Tazzama; The Tree Song
Circle formation without partners: Alabama Mississippi; Boboneedle; Charlie Over the Ocean; Down, Down Baby; Highland Gates; Jump Josie; Mr. B; Roger is Dead; Somebody Waiting For Me; Ti Ya Ya
Circle Formation with partners: I Let Her Go Go; Old Brass Wagon
Couples scattered around the room: Down in the Valley; Step It Down
Clapping Games: 4 White Horses; Green Sally Up; Tweedle Eedle Ee