Summer Camp has begun and it is so wonderful to see some of our families again! Our camp theme is “Everything is Growing” and we are learning all about things that grow; from our own bodies to insects and worms to seeds and plants! Special thanks to Ms. Lori for creating this fun and creative curriculum!
Ms. Cyndi is taking a well deserved break this summer and meanwhile, we are missing her lovely guitar tunes and the beautiful music that she shares and teaches us. My own musical skills are lacking. I don’t play an instrument and my voice isn’t the most wonderful thing to listen to but you know what I’ve found? The children don’t care! They just love to sing and move! So I thought I would share a few of the songs that we are doing this summer. Perhaps you can do some at home together.
The children really enjoy Eric Hermann’s “Ants in Your Pants.” My daughter did this with her kindergarten class as a “brain break.” Hmmm…. you know those times at home when things get a bit crazy? I wonder what would happen if you just dropped everything and played this?
Eric Hermann has another really fun song on youtube called “Elephants” if you’d like to check that out too.
And, perhaps you remember, but last summer’s great hit was “The Wide-Mouthed Bullfrog” using Music with Mar’s song. Some children have asked about it this year but I’ve changed things up a bit with a new song that was created by “Music with Mar,” called “The Long Nosed Pig.” See if they can remember any of the song. I promise that by the end of summer camp, you’ll know it well! 🙂
June 14, 2013 at 12:55 am
Both of my boys mentioned how much they loved music yesterday – thanks for all of your hard work. We’re off to a great summer!
June 14, 2013 at 8:39 am
Well that’s great to know! …considering last year as I was leading music during summer camp, belting out silly songs, I often was interrupted by preschoolers demanding, “Where is Ms. Cyndi?!” Ha! I try to never take it personally because no one can replace her!
July 24, 2013 at 12:56 am
I love dancing to Ants In Your Pants! What a fun song!