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 2009

Hi Dee Ho!

Hear it as part of the Goodbye Medley on Sticky Bubble Gum, or hear it here:

Echo singing takes practice! This delightful song/chant is an easy way to start. If you are by yourself with the child(ren), then you'll have to be your own echo at first to model what they are to do. If you have another adult or older child, instruct them to lead the echo – and the younger children will catch on quickly.

The cadence is that old Marine marching chant – you probably will say "oh yeah, THAT one!" when you hear it. Have fun – remember to model the movements! How much fun it can be to end your time together with a wiggle, wave and smile!

Lyrics:

Hi dee, hi dee, hi dee ho! (echo)
Wiggledy, wiggledy, wiggledy whoa! (echo)
Raise your arms up to the sky! (echo)
Make a smile and wave bye bye! (echo)

Movements:

Line 1: Get their attention, then indicate it's their turn by pointing to them
Line 2: Wiggle everything you've got!
Line 3: Put both arms straight up, hands pointing upward
Line 4: Point to your mouth (which is smiling!) and then wave with one hand

Age Range: 2 1/2 – 6 years old

Purpose: Put closure on a music session or day with a musical activity, practice call/response singing, group movement activity, feel good by singing together!

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