Song of the Month

Every month the song/dance/activity will change. Many of the songs will be from my Recordings. Please print the page and do the activity with your child. Teachers may print the page to use with their classes. If you have questions, Contact Me.

October 2010

Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie!

<>Listen to the whole song on Baloney!, or hear it here:

This short chant is a sure-fire hit with kids – with lyrics about the fruits of Fall, a little touch of "spooky", and a surprise ending! What more could you want! You may notice that on my BALONEY cd, it comes at the beginning, and again at the end. You may use it either with "HI!", or if you're leaving, say "BYE!" Great fun either coming or going.

Lyrics:

Apples, peaches, pumpkin pie
If you hear me, just say "HI!"

OR

Apples, peaches, pumpkin pie
If you hear me, just say "BYE!"

Movements:

I use scarves for this have the children "hide under your scarf", and they drape the scarf over their head, covering their face. As they reach the final word, HI or BYE, they pull the scarf off! This chant has become the ending to any scarf activity we do.

If you don't have scarves, you could do it by covering your eyes with your hands, peek-a-boo style, and taking your hands off for the big ending.

Age Range: 1 - 6 years old

Purpose: It takes coordination to put a scarf over your own head I help some of my youngest students the first few times. This is also a lesson in waiting you can't pull the scarf off until you say the HI or BYE!

Songs to Use With This Song: "Dancing Scarf Blues" on Dancing Feet (SOTM 1/09), "The Wind" (if you use scarves for the wind chorus) on Stinky Cake (SOTM 10/07), or as a lighten-up ending after "Black Bat Farm" on H.U.M.: Highly Usable Music (SOTM 10/04)

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