Sounds All Around

Today we talked about noise in some of its various forms: music, animal sounds, and more.


Soon, Baboon, Soon

“Soon Baboon, Soon” by Dave Horowitz

Tap Tap Bang Bang

“Tap Tap Bang Bang” by Emma Garcia

Pots and Pans

“Pots and Pans” by Patricia Hubbell

The Seals on the Bus

“Seals on the Bus” by Lenny Hort

Noisy Barn with Four Farm Sounds

“Noisy Barn”

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I started things out by showing the kids a tambourine, and saying a rhyme with them. For the rhyme we clapped during the first verse, and I rang a set of jingle bells during the second.

“I Like to Clap My Hands”

I like to clap my hands.

(clap and count) 1,2,3,4

I like to clap my hands.

(clap and count) 1,2,3,4

Clap them high

Clap them low

Clap them fast

Clap them slow

I like to clap my hands

(clap and count) 1,2,3,4

I like to ring the bells

repeat first verse substituting “ring” for clap

We also listened to Jim Gill’s song “Hands are for Clapping” from the CD “Jim Gill Sings the Sneezing Song”.

For our craft we made our own shakers. These are super simple; just decorate a toilet paper roll, add glue around one end, and cover it with some strong but flexible type of paper (we used a colored foil, but wax paper works as well). Put a rubber band around the paper to secure it, add a few beads, beans, or popcorn kernels to the inside, then close up the other end in the same manner.


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