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.

March 2007

The Little Mouse Goes Creeping

Listen to the whole song on Tiny Tunes or hear it here:

Let's get down on our little mouse feet and CRAWL! Kids need to crawl – good oppositional movement – all through their Infant/Toddler/Pre-School years – it stimulates neural pathways in their brains, and encourages cross-cranial connections. Plus we PRETEND – a concept Toddlers are just getting the idea behind, and one Pre-Schoolers love – we'll be mice, then cats, then mice again! Be sure to show the children a visual – puppet, picture, puzzle piece – of a cat and mouse so that the Visual Learners are with you from the start. Then, go for it. The tune is so easy, you don't need the cd. Or you could use the recording – but make sure you're singing along – children need to hear the human voice to model it!

Lyrics:

The little mouse goes creeping, creeping, creeping
The little mouse goes creeping, all through the house. (repeat verse)

The big black cat goes stalking, stalking, stalking
The big black cat goes stalking, all through the house. (repeat verse)

The little mouse goes scurrying, scurrying, scurrying
The little mouse goes scurrying, all through the house!

Movements:

Creeping: crawl on hands and knees
Stalking: walk upright - big steps with arms stepping in front as paws, looking from side to side
Scurrying: RUN on tiptoes!

Age Range: 18 mos – 4 years old!

Purpose: 3 types of movement, imaginative play, vocabulary, and moving within a group

Extension Activity: Make finger puppet mice out of gray paper, rolled to fit a child's finger, attach 2 triangle ears, a cone nose and yarn tail.

Book Buddy: Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh or If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff and Felicia Bond – both from your local library or try Amazon.com

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