I have to make a disclaimer on this post: I can't remember if I've posted this before! I looked back but couldn't find it so I'm sorry if I posted this a while back.. ah well... :)
I found these oh-so-cute bumblebee finger puppets through Oriental Trading.
Then we sing "Busy Buzzy Bumblebee" and I show the powerpoint. Here are a few cards from the slide show. If you would like the whole thing I would be happy to share; send an email to me at musicquilt@Hotmail.com and I'll send you the pdf to use with your kiddos! You can see it moves from keeping the beat (heart slide) to
iconic representation of the rhythm:
and then to melodic representation using bees:
Also included is a slide on teaching ideas with Busy, Buzy.